1 Donkey and ox around his bed,
sleeps, sleeps, sleeps the little boy:
Angel hosts rejoice,
thousands with one voice
singing praise above
to this God of love.

2 Mary's arms around him held,
sleeps, sleeps, sleeps the little boy:
Chorus

3 Lily and rose around him spread,
sleeps, sleeps, sleeps the little boy:
Chorus

4 There, on this glad and holy day,
sleeps, sleeps, sleeps the little boy:
Chorus

Entre le boeuf et l' gris , tr. Paul Wigmore (born 1925)
© Paul Wigmore/Jubilate Hymns
8 7 5 5 5 5 including refrain