Sleep On Beloved Sleep And Take Thy Rest


Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest;
Lay down thy head upon thy Saviour’s breast;
We love thee well, but Jesus loves thee best–
Good-night! Good-night! Good-night!

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!

Until the shadows from this earth are cast,
Until He gathers in His sheaves at last,
Until the twilight gloom be over past–
Good-night! Good-night! Good-night!

Until the Easter glory lights the skies,
Until the dead in Jesus shall arise,
And He shall come, but not in lowly guise–
Good-night! Good-night! Good-night!