Sweet baby sleeping so peacefully now
As shepherds and wise men look on
Here in this stable, cold and dark
A glowing warmth spreads in my heart.

Hard to comprehend though I know all is true
The answer lies right in my arms,
Heaven came near to all this night
Salvation for men great and small.

Sleep, little Jesus boy, rest while you can
So much to do in the short time you will have
Too soon this world will make its’ demands
And you will ascend back to your rightful home.

For now, I will treasure you as my son
Love and protect you as best as I can
Knowing the day will come far sooner than I want
That your life will be taken according to your own plan.

Ammie Senn