My endlessly sleeping baby, I would that you should know
That if it were for want of love that you should kick and grow
To cuddle with a teddy bear, to squirm and crawl and walk,
To look deep into my eyes, to gurgle, laugh and talk –
Then dream of playing with your toys, of rocking in your pram
For you are my beloved, death’s sting is just a sham
For you are my beloved, though childhood years I’ll miss
My love for you will still be strong; death cannot alter this.
So dream in peace beloved babe, when time has staunched the tears
My love for you will still be there, abiding all my years
So dream in peace beloved babe, death has no power to sever
Us from the love, which binds us together, sealed in my heart forever.