Hush, My Dear, Lie Still and Slumber
DESCRIPTION: "Hush, my (dear/babe), lie still and slumber; Holy angels guard thy bed." "Soft and easy is thy cradle, Coarse and hard thy Savior lay, When his birthplace was a stable And his softest bed was hay." The singer grows angry about the treatment of Jesus
AUTHOR: Words: Isaac Watts
EARLIEST DATE: reportedly written 1715
KEYWORDS: lullaby Jesus animal
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Grimes, p. 100, "Hush, My Babe" (1 text)
NOTES: I found an online version of this that is fourteen stanzas long, and frankly not much good. This is much better as a short lullaby than as a long diatribe....
For more on Isaac Watts, see the notes to "O God, Our Help in Ages Past." - RBW
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