Oh sleep, sweet babe
Though the storm is violently around;
Just sleep, dear babe
Though the wind’s a keen and icy sound.
Oh hush, sweet babe
There is nothing you should fear;
Just hush, dear babe
Oh, my love is always here.
I lightly hold you safe in my arms
Sun or rain will not touch you
Will not come to harm.
Lay calm, dear babe
Now the night is nearly through;
Lay calm, sweet babe
There’s a world waiting here for you.