Sleep, little Jesus, A manger Thy bed, While I sit beside Thee, Caress Thy sweet head. Bright stars their radiance on Thee gently lay, Sleep, sleep, Thy pillow is hay. Sleep, my son Jesus, A tree makes Thy bed; I kneel at Thy feet, For too high hangs Thy head. Stars are not shining, The sky knows my loss, Sleep, sleep, Thy pillow a Cross.
- by Marion Ohlson ( flourished 1945? ) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Marion Ohlson ( flourished 1945? ), "The Vigils of Mary", published 1950 [ voice and piano ], New York: G. Schirmer [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]
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