Sleep Silent Child

from the album "Fearful Symmetry"

Words by Terry Taylor
Music by Terry Taylor, Tim Chandler, Greg Flesch
1986 Broken Songs (ASCAP)
Sleep, silent child, steal away (You sigh)
In starry fields you wander there
Another bright heart in God's embrace

The dazzling breathing dream
The silent searching flight
Gave you the strength, at last
To live in light, I kiss your lips goodnight

Sleep, silent child, peace, be still (Be still)
Your ears have heard the Holy word
Beyond the dark world's fiery end

The time has come to leave
These distant rims of time
Forgotten days and nights
Of clocks and chimes, I kiss your soul divine
Sleep, silent child

"Sleep silent child
Depart to the Sovereign of your heart
Draw back blue curtains of sky and fly, fly!"

Sleep, silent child, steal away (You sigh)
In starry fields you wander there
Another bright heart in God's embrace

The dazzling breathing dream
The silent searching flight
Gave you the strength, at last
To live in light, I kiss your lips goodnight

Sleep, silent child