From the recording Close Your Eyes, Love - Lullabies of the Celtic Lands
Slumber My Darling
by Stephen Collins Foster
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 (YOU) .
Slumber my darling,
the birds are at rest, wandering dews by the flowers are caressed, Slumber my darling,
I'll wrap thee up warm,
Pray that the angels will keep thee from harm.
Slumber my darling till morn's blushing ray
Brings to the world the glad tidings of day: Fills the dark void with thy dreamy delight
Slumber, thy mother will guard thee tonight.
Thy pillow will sacred be
From all outward alarm; You, you art the world to me
In thine innocent charm.
Slumber, my darling, the birds are at rest, wandering dews by the flowers are caressed;
Slumber, my darling, I'll wrap thee up warm,
Pray that the angels will shield thee from harm.