Sweet was the song the Virgin sang,
when she to Bethlem Judah came
and was deliver'd of a son,
that blessed Jesus hath to name:
“Lula, lula, lula, lullaby,
lula, lula, lula, lullaby.
Sweet babe,” sang she, “my son, and eke a Saviour born,
who hast vouchsafed from on high
to visit us that were forlorn:
Lalula, lalula, lalullaby.
Sweet babe,” sang she,
and rock'd him sweetly on her knee.