The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.@Luke 2:20
William C. Gannett

William C. Gannett, 1882. Written for a Sunday School in St. Paul, Minnesota, and published in The Thought of God, se­cond ser­ies, 1894, as Mary’s Manger-Song.

Lullaby (Geibel) Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

Adam Geibel

Sleep, my little Jesus,
On Thy bed of hay,
While the shepherds homeward
Journey on their way.
Mother is Thy shepherd
And will her vigil keep:
Did the voices wake Thee?
O sleep, my Jesus, sleep!


Softly sleep, sweetly sleep,
My Jesus, sleep!

Sleep, my little Jesus,
While Thou art my own!
Ox and ass Thy neighbors,
Shalt Thou have a throne?
Will they call me blessèd?
Shall I stand and weep?
Be it far, Jehovah!
O sleep, my Jesus, sleep!


Sleep, my little Jesus,
Wonder-baby mine!
Well the singing angels
Greet Thee as divine.
Through my heart, as heaven
Low the echoes sweep
Of glory to Jehovah!
O sleep, my Jesus, sleep!