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Songs from a Parsonage Kitchen

Above:  The Title Page of Songs From a Parsonage Kitchen

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Written for Randolph, & Long Used to Put Him to Sleep

Hush-a-bye, my baby,

Close your eyes in sleep.

Mother watches near thee–

Sleep, my baby, sleep.

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Hush-a-bye, my baby,

Softly, sweetly sleep

While the white-robed angels

Loving vigils keep.

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Over thee, my darling,

Snowy wings they spread;

Though unseen they’re ever

Round they cradle-bed.

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Best of all our Father

Sleepless watch doth keep;

Day and night he guards thee;

Sleep, my baby, sleep.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

PALMETTO, GEORGIA

1905

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