Sleep dear child, this joyous day
Sleep this night, with stars above
Know the light, of God's love
Sleep dear child, you'll find the way
Sleep this night, the day is done
When you wake, you'll greet the sun
Wondrous night, this sky of blue
Brilliant stars, shining new
Rising sun, then night shall be
A new day for our hearts' glee
Gone this day, and come the dawn
You will find, a bright new morn.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Orangetown, New York
Sleep Dear Child, Rose Marie Raccioppi, THE WIND AND THE WILLOW, Publish America, 2008.
Song of the Angels, William Adolph Bouguereau, 1825-1905, French, 1881.