Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest;

    Printer-friendly versionSend by email
    CGS No.: 
    537

    Verse 1
    Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest;
    Lay down thy head upon the Saviour's Breast;
    We love thee well, but Jesus loves thee best:
    Good night, good night, good night!

    Verse 2
    Calm is thy slumber as an infant's sleep;
    But thou shalt wake no more to toil and weep;
    Thine is a perfect rest, secure and deep:
    Good night, good night, good night!

    Verse 3
    Until the shadows from this earth are cast,
    Until He gathers in His sheaves at last;
    Until the twilight gloom is overpassed,
    Good night, good night, good night!

    Verse 4
    Until the Lord's new glory floods the skies,
    Until the loved in Jesus shall arise,
    And He shall come, but not in lowly guise,
    Good night, good night, good night!

    Verse 5
    Until, made beautiful by Love Divine,
    Thou in the likeness of thy Lord shalt shine,
    And He shall bring that golden crown of thine,
    Good night, good night, good night!

    Verse 6
    Only ''Good night!'' belov