All Through The Night

Sleep tonight and peace attend you
All through the night
Just this once let faith defend you
All through the night
Trees atop the hill are shaken
And the valley shadow-taken
But the Spirit will not waken
All through the night

Fitful with the wind the water
All through the night
Flays the shore it calls a daughter
All through the night
Cradles in the trees are rocking
Boughs are breaking clocks are talking
Buy the lies the times are hawking
All through the night

Starlight feeds the gazer's fever
All through the night
Though the star be snuffed forever
All through the night.
In the wall time melts the mortar
Hordes are gathered at the border
So you sleep and dream of order
All through the night

We would think that dreams defend us
All through the night
From the rules that break and bend us
All through the night
From the demon from the martyr
From the souls our bodies barter
Sleep my love now freed from ardor
All day and night

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