The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Sleep of the Child Jesus

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Cradl'd amid a herd of kine,
Sleep, sleep, vine,
Thousand cherubim, thousand seraphim,
Hovering above the blessed Lord of love.
Sleep, sleep!

Fragrant flowers your stall entwine,
Sleep, sleep, sleep,
Sleep, sleep seraphim.
Lord of love, sleep,
King of angels sleep!

Shepherds humbly kneel at your shrine,
Sleep, sleep,
Sleep, sleep!


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