Softly, Softly

Softly, softly moonbeams kiss,
Stable roof in heavenly bliss.

Gently, gently twinkling star,
Guide the shepherd from afar.

Softly, softly Mary sings,
For the joy her Baby brings.

Gently, gently lay Him here,
Cattle to the scene draw near

Softly, Softly

Softly, softly soothe Him now,
Sweet warm breath of ox and cow.

Gently, gently children peep,
See the wondrous child asleep.

Softly, softly 'ere you part,
Take Him now into your heart.

Gently, gently let Him stay,
He will cast your cares away.

Sheila Jakobsson