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THE VIRGIN'S SLUMBER SONG, by                    
First Line: Shoon-a-shoon / I sing no psalm
Last Line: My song of sleep.)
Alternate Author Name(s): Carlin, Francis
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


Shoon-a-shoon,
I sing no psalm
Little Man
Although I am
Out of David's
House and Clann.
Shoon-a-shoon
I sing no psalm.

(Hush-a-hoo,
Blowing of pine;
Hush-a-hoo,
Lowing of kine:
Hush-a-hoo,
Though even in sleep,
His ear can hear
The shamrocks creep.)

Moons and moons
And suns galore,
Match their gold
On Slumber's shore,
With Your glittering
Eyes that hold,
Moons and moons
And suns galore.

(Hush-a-hoo,
Oceans of earth;
Hush-a-hoo,
Motions of mirth:
Hush-a-hoo
Though over all,
His ear can hear
The planets fall.)

O'er and o'er
And under all,
Every star
Is now a ball,
For Your little
Hands that are
O'er and o'er
And under all.

(Hush-a-hoo,
Whirring of wings;
Hush-a-hoo,
Stirring of strings;
Hush-a-hoo,
Though in slumber deep,
His ear can hear
My song of sleep.)





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