How soft are the shadows, the evening is nigh. I come to watch oér thee, my sweet holy child, the small doves are watching from rafterson high, and coo for thy slumber a soft lullaby.
by Audrfey Johnson
I'm 65 years old. I learned this in primary (elementary school) in the Caribbean. Unfortunately the old school house burnt down after the Head's death and all those lovely old English/Scottish/Irish music he passed down to us are lost. He was Scottish..
This is an old English lullaby:
how soft are the shadows,
The evening is nigh,
I come to watch oér Thee,
My sweet Holy Child.
The small doves are watching from rafters on high,
And coo for Thy slumber, a soft lullaby.
It's a beautiful lullaby and I can't find anyone who's ever heard of it. Help!!!!!