Lay down your head, sweet baby.
Your night-time book has been read.
Mother has tucked you in for the night,
My little sleepy head.
Peace falls on your face
As mother touches your hair.
Your lips curve into a smile,
As she throws you a kiss in the air.
She can smell the talcum powder
That covers your body tonight.
Your hair smells of shampoo.
She wants to hold you tight.
But she lets you sleep safely,
For she knows you need to rest.
She stands at the door to watch you.
Dear baby, you are the best.
She hopes the world treats you kindly,
And you meet the love of your life.
She wants you to find your purpose,
And your days to be free of strife.
She’ll teach you how to work hard,
And find some time to play;
Treat others with God’s kindness,
And take a moment to pray.
For a Mother cares for her child,
And seeks to always protect.
She gives with all of her heart,
And never shows neglect.
So rest tonight, sweet baby,
And wake with the rising sun,
Open your eyes to beauty,
For the day has just begun.