Child’s Song by Eliza Lee Cabot Follen
TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN.
When at night I go to sleep,
Fourteen angels are at hand;–
Two on my right their watches keep;
Two on my left to bless me stand;
Two hover gently o’er my head;
Two guard the foot of my small bed;
Two wake me with the sun’s first ray;
Two dress me nicely every day;
Two guide me on the heavenly road,
That leads to paradise and God.