Listen

Here the cries of a weeping child,

Listen!

Put your arms around her as she cries,

whisper in her ear your comforting lies.

Hear those cries of the weeping child,

Listen!

Rock her gently back and forth

back and forth, back and forth.

Hear her cries, those of the weeping child,

Listen!

Softly, softly now she quiets,

settling down in the dark night.

Hear the silent cries of the sleeping child,

Listen. Listen.