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The Baby In The Basket

(Hushabye Baby)
Bob Hartman | Sam Hargreaves
Chorus 1
Hush a bye baby in your reed boat
Down by the bank you bob and you float
Sleep and be safe and know as you do
Your God and your sister watch over you
Verse 1
Pharaoh had made God's people his slaves
Still they grew strong and still they grew brave
Fearful they'd rise rebel and destroy
He ordered the death of each baby boy
Verse 2
One Hebrew mum came up with a plan
To guard and to save her own little man
She built him a tiny bulrushes boat
Caked it in tar to make the thing float
Chorus 2
Hush a bye baby in your reed boat
Down by the bank you bob and you float
Sleep and be safe and know as you do
Your God and your sister watch over you
Verse 3
Into the boat her baby boy went
Following that his sister was sent
To watch and to care for all of his needs
Hidden among the Nile river reeds
Verse 4
Then Pharaoh's daughter went for a bath
Heard something crying well off the path
Looked in the river that's where she spied
The little reed boat with baby inside
Chorus 3
Hush a bye baby in your reed boat
Down by the bank you bob and you float
Sleep and be safe and know as you do
Your God and your sister watch over you
Verse 5
Bring him to me she ordered her maid
Into her arms the baby was laid
A Hebrew she said then kindly she smiled
I'll raise him as my own dear little child
Verse 6
A nursemaid she said is what this child needs
And that's when his sister rose from the reeds
I know a woman the girl volunteered
She'll do a great job she’s living near here
Verse 7
The mother was paid to feed her own son
Then gave him right back when nursing was done
His name will be Moses announced Pharaoh's daughter
The baby I pulled up out of the water
Chorus 4
Hush a bye baby in your reed boat
Down by the bank you bob and you float
Sleep and be safe and know as you do
Your God and your sister watch over you
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