by Marion Ohlson ( flourished 1945? )

The Vigils of Mary
Language: English 
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.


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Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2020-03-17
Line count: 16
Word count: 65