Stay, my child, my body sharing, girlhood's peace from me is torn;
well I know a mother's fearing, hope miscarried, joy still born;
Lullaby, lullaby, God has heard a mother's cry, lullaby.
Grow, my child, in body chosen by the God who made the earth;
mine the answer, in confusion, young, unready to give birth;
Lullaby, lullaby, God awaits a baby's cry, lullaby.
Sleep, my child, for love surrounds us, we have not been left alone.
Though disgrace and shame may hound us, Joseph stays and shields his own;
Lullaby, lullaby, Word of God in baby's cry, lullaby.
Wake, my child, the world is crying, calls you evil's power to cross;
opens you to early dying, motherhood's most dreaded loss;
Lullaby, lullaby, pain of God in mother's cry, lullaby.
Go, my child, God's grace protect you, shape your living, fill your breath;
by its power to resurrect you, break the grip of fear and death.
Lullaby, lullaby, hope for all in mother's cry, lullaby.