When Youre Sleeping Children Fair

When you’re sleeping, children fair,
Angels keeping watch are there,
Through the night, till comes the light,
And you say your morning prayer.

When you’re playing all the day,
When you wander far away,
By your side an angel guide
Watches, lest you go astray.

When, heart weary, each has trod
Life’s great journey all the road,
Angel hands, to other lands,
Carry back the soul to God.