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 (1674-1748)
EARLIEST DATE: reportedly written 1715
KEYWORDS: lullaby Jesus animal
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MW) Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Palmer-FolkSongsCollectedBy-Ralph-VaughanWilliams, #75, "Lullaby" (1 text, 1 tune)
Grimes-StoriesFromTheAnneGrimesCollection, p. 100, "Hush, My Babe" (1 text)
Thomas-DevilsDitties,p. 79, "Hush, My Babe" (1 text, 1 tune); p. 119, "Watts' Cradle Hymn" (1 text)
Heart-Songs, p. 133, "Hush, My Babe" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #8885
NOTES [39 words]: 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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