The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

 'Twas A Starry Night Of Old

Subtitle: For Child On Going To Bed

Words: Jane E. Leeson

Music: C. L. Naylor
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Carol 716, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

'Twas a starry night of old,
When rejoicing angels told
The poor shepherds of Thy birth,
God became a child on earth.

Soft and quiet is the bed
Where I lay my little head;
Thou hadst but a manger bare,
Rugged straw for pillow bare.

Saviour, 'twas to win me grace
Thou didst stoop to that poor place,
Loving with a perfect love
Child, and man, and God above.

If my slumbers broken be,
Waking let me think of Thee;
Darkness cannot make me fear,
If I feel that Thou art near.

Happy now I turn to sleep;
Thou wilt watch around me keep.
Him no danger e'er can harm
Who lies cradled on Thine arm.

Sheet Music from Rev. Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol 716

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