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A traditional Yorkshire "lowering song," sung at funerals as the body is lowered into the grave.

This song made its way to the Bahamas where it became "I Bid You Goodnight."

Sleep On Beloved

Sleep on beloved sleep and take thy rest
Lay down thy head upon thy Saviour's breast
We love thee well but Jesus loves thee best
Goodnight goodnight goodnight

Until our shadows from this earth are cast
Until He gathers in His sheaves at last
Until the twilight gloom is over past
Goodnight goodnight goodnight

Until made beautiful by love divine
Thou in the likeness of thy Lord shalt shine
And He will bring that golden crown of thine
Goodnight goodnight goodnight

Until we meet again before the throne
Clothed in the spotless robes He gives His own
Until we know as we have known
Goodnight goodnight goodnight

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