Scripture Verse

She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger. Luke 2:7

Introduction

portrait
Herbert H. Wernecke
(1895–1975)

Words: Bo­he­mia­n, trans­lat­ed by to Eng­lish by Her­bert H. Wer­nec­ke.

Music: Bo­he­mi­an, har­mo­nized by Pro­fess­or Sta­nov­sky (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Sta­nov­sky’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Sleep, little Baby, sleep, O sleep,
Mother dear sang.
Tenderly rest, Child, sleep in peace,
Her soft voice rang.
Sleep, heav’nly Child, tenderly sleep,
Lord God art Thou.
Heaven and earth in praises join,
Praise to Thee now.

Lowly in manger camest Thou,
Us to redeem.
Shepherds revered Thee, worshipped Thee,
Holiest scene.
Heavenly star shone on Thee bright,
Radiant Lord.
Peoples of earth are drawn to Thee,
Hence evermore.

Angels be silent, sleep, O Child,
Peace may here reign.
Bow before Him, ye nations all,
In glad refrain.
God sent His Son to set us free,
Peace to accord.
Let us then praise and honor Him,
Jesus our Lord.