Monday, January 22, 2007
Sleep Sweetly In This Quiet Room
Sleep sweetly in this quiet room,
O thou, whoe'er thou art,
And let no mournful yesterdays
Disturb thy peaceful heart;
Nor let tomorrow scare thy rest
With thoughts of coming ill,
Thy Maker is thy Changeless Friend,
His love surrounds thee still.
Forget thyself and all the world,
Put out each feverish light,
The stars are watching overhead
Sleep sweetly then. Good night.
- Victor Hugo?
- Ellen M. Huntington Gates?
Whoever the author, beautiful sentiments.
I must read this more often and meditate on this before bedtimes.