Rock Me to Sleep Mother

Published by Chas Magnus, 12 Frankfort St N.Y.

Rock me To Sleep Mother.

Backward, turn backward, oh! time, in your flight
Make me a child again, just for to-night:
Mother, come back from the echoless shore
Take me again to your heart, as of yore.
Kiss from my forhead the furrows of care,
Smooth the few silber threads out of my hair,
Over my slumbers thy loving watch keep—
Rock me to sleep, mother, rock me to sleep.

Over my heart in the days that are flown,
No love like mother’s love, ever has shone;
No other worship abides and endures
Faithfull, unselfish and patient, like yours.
None like a mother can charm away pain
From the sick soul and the world-weary Drain;
Slumber soft calms o’er my heavy lids creep—
Rock me to sleep, mother, rock me to sleep.

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