Phoebe is helping Esther here by rocking her daughter, Rachel Ann, to sleep. As she is rocking her to sleep she is singing today's carol to baby Rachel Ann which she and Clara, sitting next to her here, have chosen for the calendar. Even Esme and Ernest, the local Mallard ducks, have come to listen to Pheobe as she has such a lovely voice!
See below which carol the girls have chosen...................a firm old traditional favourite never to be missed at Christmas!
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Apparently there was a misapprehension that Martin Luther himself wrote this carol but he did not! Visit www.carols.org.uk for more information about this carol and to hear the tune we are familiar with singing it to. (Cradle Song by William J. Kirkpatrick)