Sweet was the song the Virgin sang,
when she, when she to Bethlem Juda came
and was deliver'd of a Son,
that blessed Jesus hath to name.
"Lulla, lulla, lullaby,
Lula, lula, lula, lullaby."
"Sweet Babe," said she,
"my Son, and eke a Saviour born,
who hast vouchsafed from on high
to visit us that were forlorn;
Lulla, lulla, lullaby, sweet babe," sang she,
and rocked him sweetly on her knee.
Lulla, lulla, lulla, lulla, lullaby.”
--William Ballet (17th cent.)