Sleep My Little Jesus

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6), she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. more »


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1998
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Sleep, my little Jesus
On Thy bed of hay
While the shepherds homeward
Journey on their way

Mother is Thy shepherd
And will her vigil keep
Did the voices wake Thee?
Oh sleep, my Jesus, sleep!

Softly sleep, sweetly sleep
My Jesus, sleep!

Sleep, my little Jesus
While Thou art my own!
Ox and ass Thy neighbors
Shalt Thou have a throne?

Will they call me blessed?
Shall I stand and weep?
Be it far, Jehovah!
Oh sleep, my Jesus, sleep!

Softly sleep, sweetly sleep
My Jesus, sleep!

Sleep, my little Jesus
Wonder-baby mine!
Well the singing angels
Greet Thee as divine

Through my heart, as heaven
Low the echoes sweep
Of glory to Jehovah!
Oh sleep, my Jesus, sleep!

Softly sleep, sweetly sleep
My Jesus, sleep!

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Written by: GRACE PRICE, ROBERT LEE BLACK

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