The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Child Jesus Lay on Mary's Knee

Words: Unknown

Music: Clarence M. Conant
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer/ PDF

Source: Carol #131, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Child Jesus lay on Mary's knee
And open'd wide were His sad eyes;
Oh! sleep my little King, said she,
Oh! sleep, the stars are in the skies.
Then round about that wondrous pair,
Angelic voices fill'd the air.

Sing we the story of the Saviour's birth,
Peace and good will to all on earth,
Peace for the weary and the worn
Since Christ is born.

2. Child Jesu's eyes were clos'd in sleep, 
And as He slept His mother mild
Did bend her head and watching keep
With tears above the the Heav'nly Child,
Then round about that wondrous pair,
Angelic voices fill'd the air.

Sing we the story of the Saviour's birth,
Peace and good will to all on earth,
Pardon for sins repentant sigh,
Since Christ shall die.

3. Child Jesus woke from sleep again,
And His glad eyes were open'd wide;
Oh! Mary's heart was joyous then,
And all of Mary's tears were dried,
Then round about that wondrous pair,
Angelic voices fill'd the air.

Sing we the story of the Saviour's birth,
Peace and good will to all on earth,
New hope for life beyond the skies,
Since Christ shall rise.

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