Cradle Song

Sleep, baby, sleep, thy Father guards the sheep

Author: Ferd. F. Buermeyer
Published in 9 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Sleep, baby, sleep!
Thy father guards the sheep,
Thy mother shakes the dreamland tree,
And from it fall sweet dreams for thee;
Sleep, baby, sleep!
Sleep, baby, sleep!

2. Sleep, baby, sleep!
The large stars are the sheep,
The little ones the lambs, I guess,
The gentle moon the shepherdess,
Sleep, baby, sleep!
Sleep, baby, sleep!

3. Sleep, baby, sleep!
Our Savior loves His sheep,
He is the Lamb of God on high,
Who for our sakes came down to die,
Sleep, baby, sleep!
Sleep, baby, sleep!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6156

Author: Ferd. F. Buermeyer

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Text Information

First Line: Sleep, baby, sleep, thy Father guards the sheep
Title: Cradle Song
German Title: Schlaf, Kindlein, Schlaf
Author: Ferd. F. Buermeyer
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #6156
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Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Primary Music and Worship #d74

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Primary School Carols #99

School Carols #d260

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Songs for Children #14

Songs for Children, a Collection of Hymns and Other Songs ... #d105

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The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection #189

The Children Sing #d121

The Children's Hymnal and Service Book #d154


The Cyber Hymnal #6156

Exclude 8 pre-1979 instances
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