The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

A Babe Lies in the Cradle

Words and Music: Ein Kindlein in der Wiegen, David Gregor Corner (1585-1648), Geistliche Nachtigal, Vienna, Austria, 1649
Translator Unknown

1. A Babe lies in the cradle,
A little babe so dear,
With noble light He shineth
As shines a mirror clear,
This little babe so dear.

2. The babe within the cradle
Is Jesus Christ our Lord
To us all peace and amity
As this good time afford,
Thou Jesus Christ our Lord!

3. Who so would rock the cradle
Where lies the gentle child,
A lowly heart must lead him,
By passions undefiled,
As Mary pure and mild.

4. O Jesus, babe beloved!
O Jesus, babe divine!
How mighty is Thy wondrous love!
Fill Thou this heart of mine
With that great love of Thine.