This shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.@Luke 2:12
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Lizzie DeArmond (1847–1936)

Lizzie DeArmond, in Uplifted Voices, edited by Adam Geibel & R. Frank Lehman (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Geibel & Lehman, 1901), number 173.

Adam Geibel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Adam Geibel (1855–1933)

Cradled in a manger,
On the fragrant hay,
Wrapped in peaceful slumber,
Baby Jesus lay.

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Slumber, slumber, slumber on;
Slumber, sweetly slumber,
Thou Thought of God so dear;
Slumber on, slumber on,
Thou holy Babe.

Happy be Thy slumbers,
While sweet lullabies,
Sung by shining angels,
Echo through the skies.

Refrain

Sleep, dear baby Jesus,
Love shall make the night
Full of joy and gladness,
Bright with Heaven’s light.

Refrain