A CHRISTMAS LULLABY
Words and music by Bill Staines, © 1991 by Mineral River Music, BMI

Hush my baby, go to sleep,
The world keeps on a'turning
The snow is drifting down and deep,
The midnight lamp is burning,
And I'll sing to you so soft and low,
Of a wonderous night so long ago,
When the world stood still, and don't you know,
A little baby child was born.

And people came from all around,
Shepherds, kings and princes,
From far off fields and tiny towns,
Following the voices,

Of angels high in winged flight
Behold, a babe is born tonight,
His word shall be of love and light,
From this first Christmas morn.

Son of God and Mary, bright
Prince of peace and giving,
Jesus, guide us through the night
And shape us with your living,

And so they prayed, while in the sky,
A shining star was hovering high,
A beacon borne to a traveler's eye
Along the weary way.

And soon the sun was rising there,
And a single bell was ringing,
A valiant voice for all to hear,
And joyous was it's singing,

Praises rung on every knell,
"Peace on Earth, I wish you well."
So tolled the tiny little bell,
On that first Christmas day.

Oh, but that was oh, so long ago,
yet still that bell is ringing,
I can hear it in the voices of the meek and of the mild.
And still that star is shining bright
And the light that it is bringing to this world,
Is in the eyes and in the heart of every child.

So, hush my baby go to sleep,
The world keeps on a turning,
The snow is drifting down and deep,
The midnight lamp is burning,
And I'll sing to you to soft and low,
Of a wonderous night so long ago,
When the world stood still, and don't you know,
Christmas was a child.

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