Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

THE VIRGIN'S CRADLE-HYMN; COPIED FROM A PRINT OF THE VIRGIN, by                    
First Line: "sleep, sweet babe! My cares beguiling"
Last Line: "come, soft slumber, balmily"
Subject(s): Jesus Christ - Childhood & Youth;mary. Mother Of Jesus;women - Bible; Virgin Mary


Sleep, sweet babe! my cares beguiling:
Mother sits beside thee smiling;
Sleep, my darling, tenderly!
If thou sleep not, mother mourneth,
Singing as her wheel she turneth:
Come, soft slumber, balmily!





Discover our Poem Explanations and Poet Analyses!


Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net