by William Sharp (1855 - 1905), as Fiona Macleod

Oh, Baby Christ, so dear to me
Language: English 
Oh, Baby Christ, so dear to me,
Sang Briget Bride:
How sweet thou art,
My baby dear,
Heart of my heart!

Heavy her body was with thee,
Mary, beloved of One in Three -- 
Sang Briget Bride -- 
Mary, who bore thee, little lad:
But light her heart was, light and glad
With God's love clad.

Sit on my knee,
Sang Briget Bride:
Sit here
O Baby dear,
Close to my heart, my heart:
For I thy foster-mother am,
My helpless lamb!

O have no fear,
Sang good St. Bride.
None, none,
No fear have I:
So let me cling
Close to thy side
While thou dost sing,
O Briget Bride!

My Lord, my Prince, I sing:
My Baby dear, my King!
Sang Briget Bride.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-08-18
Line count: 29
Word count: 123