Search Nursery Rhyme Lyrics & Childrens Songs
Who fed me from her gentle breast,
And hushed me in her arms to rest,
And on my cheeks sweet kisses prest?
When sleep forsook my open eye
Who was it sang sweet hushaby,
And rocked me that I should not cry?
Who sat and watched my infant head
When sleeping on mt cradle bed,
And tears of sweet affection shed?
When pain and sickness made me cry
Who gazed upon my heavy eye,
And wept for fear that I should die?
Who dressed my doll in clothes so gay,
And taught me pretty how to play,
And minded all I had to say?
Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
Who taught my infant lips to pray
And love God’s holy book and day,
And walk in wisdom’s pleasant way?
And can I ever cease to be
Affectionate and kind to thee,
Who wast so very kind to me,
Ah, no! the thought I cannot bear,
And if God please my life to spare
I hope I shall reward thy care,
When thou art feeble, old and grey
My healthy arm shall be thy stay,
And I will soothe thy pains away,
And when I see thee hang thy head
'Twill be my turn to watch thy bed,
And tears of sweet affection shed.
Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy
Bo Peep and Boy Blue
If little Bo-Peep hadn't lost her sheep,
She wouldn't have had to find them.
If little Boy Blue had not any sheep,
He wouldn't have had to mind them.
Origins of Nursery Rhyme Lyrics and Words
Nursery Rhyme lyrics have many different origins and meanings. In most cases the meanings behind nursery rhyme lyrics cannot be verified. A few examples of some more well know nursery rhyme lyrics and their possible meanings are; ‘Baa, Baa, Black sheep’ was thought to originate from the medieval taxes, ‘Humpty Dumpty’ was thought to be a cannon used in the English civil war and ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’ was thought to be related to the burial of children in foundations or Vikings burning wooden bridges. Whatever the meaning behind Nursery Rhyme Lyrics we have enjoyed them in our own childhood along with sharing them with our own children (and it is amazing after many years how quickly the Lyrics to nursery rhymes can still be remembered).