Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Lullaby

One of my very favorite Blogers, Jayleigh on Jayleigh's Grand Adventure, posted a wonderful lullaby. Emerson and I have been playing a CD everynight since Christmas that my sister gave to me. It is the "Appalachian Journey" CD, with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor, and features James Taylor and Allison Krauss. We love the whole CD, but our favorite song--even Emerson's is "Slumber My Darling" (written by Stephen C. Foster).

Here are the words (the music is fantastic--Allison Krauss sings it):

Slumber my darling, thy mother is near
Guarding thy dreams from all terror and fear
Sunlight has past and the twilight has gone,
Slumber my darling, the night's coming on.
Sweet visions attend thy sleep
Fondest, dearest to me,
While others their revels keep,
I will watch over thee.
Slumber my darling, the birds are at rest,
Wandering dews by the flowers are caressed.
Slumber my darling, I'l warp thee up warm,
And pray that the angels will shield thee from harm.

Slumber my darling till morn's blushing ray
Brings to the world the glad tidings of day.
Fill the dark void with thy dreamy delight--
Slumber, thy mother will guard thee tonight.
Thy pillow shall sacred be
From all outward alarms,
Thou, thou art the world to me
In thine innocent charms.
Slumber my darling, the birds are at rest.
Wandering dews by the flowers are caressed,
Slumber my darling, I'll wrap thee up warm,
And pray that the angels will shield thee from harm.

3 comments:

Killired said...

those words are beautiful! wish I could hear the song!

thanks for coming over to my Blog... congrats on the silver medals!!!!

Jayleigh said...

That's beautiful!

I have another one:

Sleep my baby
the angels keep you from harm
and the Father above cradles you in his love
safe and warm

Sleep my baby
nestled in your momma's arm
sleep my baby
the angels keep you from harm

it's very bluegrassy. LOVE IT!

Joyce said...

Killired - Thanks for visiting. Come again anytime!!

Jayleigh - Neat! I have another one if I can remember all the words, I'll post it.