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Brahm's Lullaby

Sleep is a behavioral state that is a natural part of every individual’s life. In addition to learning about the importance of sleep to health, an NIH curriculum supplement on sleep, sleep disorders, and biological rhythms for grades 9 to 12  uses sleep as a way to understand scientific concepts and the purpose of scientific research.
You don’t need as much sleep now as you did when you were a little baby. But how much sleep do you need?  And what happens when you don’t get enough sleep? Learn about the role sleep plays in your life from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute .
Safe to Sleep Healthy babies should be placed on their backs to sleep to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Read more about preventing this leading cause of death in babies 1 month to 1 year of age from Safe to Sleep .
(slower version)

Words translated from Karl Simrock by Arthur Westbrook | Music by Johannes Brahms

Adaptation 1

Lullaby and goodnight
With roses be dight
Creep into thy bed
There pillow thy head
If God will thou shalt wake
When the morning doth break
If God will thou shalt wake
When the morning doth break

Lullaby and goodnight
Those blue eyes close tight
Bright angels are near
So sleep without fear
They will guard thee from harm
With fair dreamland's sweet charm
They will guard thee from harm
With fair dreamland's sweet charm

Adaptation 2

Lullaby and goodnight
With roses be dight
With lilies bedecked
In baby's wee bed

Lay thee down now and rest
May thy slumber be blessed
Lay thee down now and rest
May thy slumber be blessed