Brahms Lullaby

Brahms Lullaby is also known as the Cradle Song. This is one of the best-known lullabies in the world. It was written by the great German composer Johannes Brahms. The song was first published in the year 1868. The words of this lullaby have been taken from a German folk poem called “Wiegenlied: Guten Abend, Gute Nacht” which further translated into English as “Good evening, good night”. The melody of this song is so popular that this song is used widely by the parents to make their little ones fast asleep. Also, read All The Pretty Little Horses.

Brahms dedicated this beautiful lullaby to her friend Bertha Faber who gave birth to her second son. Brahms used to love that lady in her youth. Miss Faber used to sing this song for him. So, he made the song out of those lovely words and dedicate the song to her child. Read and sing along!

Brahms Lullaby

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Lullaby, and good night, in the skies stars, are bright

May the moon’s, silvery beams, bring you sweet dreams

Close your eyes, now and rest, may these hours be blessed

Till the sky’s bright with dawn, when you wake with a yawn.

Lullaby, and good night, you are mother’s delight

I’ll protect you from harm, and you’ll wake in my arms.

Sleepyhead, close your eyes, for I’m right beside you

Guardian angels are near, so sleep without fear

Lullaby, and good night, with roses bedight

Lilies O’er head lay thee down in thy bed.

Lullaby, and good night, you are mother’s delight

I’ll protect you from harm, and you’ll wake in my arms.

Lullaby, and sleep tight, my darling sleeping

On sheets white as cream, with the head full of dreams

Sleepyhead, close your eyes, I’m right beside you

Lay thee down, now and rest, may your slumber be blessed.

Go to sleep, little one, think of puppies and kittens.

Go to sleep, little one, think of butterflies in spring.

Go to sleep, little one, think of sunny bright mornings.

Hush, darling one, sleep through the night

Sleep through the night

Sleep through the night.


The author has written this rhyme in such a way that every word of this song is from a mother to her child. With a lullaby and a good night, the stars are shining brightly in the skies. The mother wishes that the moon’s silvery beams shower the baby with the sweet dreams. Mommy tells her baby to close the eyes and take rest in such a way that these hours leave the blessing on her baby. She wants her baby to sleep till the dawn and wants her baby to wake up with a yawn.

The mother is saying to her child that he is her delight and that she will protect her baby from every problem. She wants her baby to wake in her arms. Mommy assures that she will stay right beside him and all the Guardian Angels are near the baby. So, the baby need not be fear as Mamma is near. Mamma decorates the baby’s bed with roses and lily over his head. As the baby sleeps, she lays her down in her small and beautiful bed. Also, read Baby Mine.

Mommy is singing a lullaby to her baby so that he sleeps tight all night on a white bedsheet which is as white as the cream. The baby’s mind is full of beautiful dreams. So, Mommy wants her baby to close his eyes sleep tight. The mother promises that she will be right beside the little one and tells her to rest and in his sleep, he will be blessed.

He tells her baby to dream of little puppies and kittens, the butterflies in the spring, and the sunny bright mornings. The mother wishes that her baby sleeps all through the night. And both mommy and the baby sleeps hugging each other.