21, He Sleeps a Kingly Sleep

Oh prince of peace
Humbly lain on hay
Born to the world
On this special day

Shepherds, beasts
And kings of earth
Pay homage
At the saviours birth

While the Christ child
With angelic face
Sleeps a kingly sleep
In this humble place

About the Poem

A poem for younger children about Jesus sleeping safe in his manger as the succession of shepherds, wise men and beasts come to pay homage to the New Born King..


Rhyming poem


12 lines

Key Stage

KS1, KS2


Paul Curtis

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