My pretty baby, my angel of delight,
Seeing you around, full of life, and bright,
My daily cares take flight.
My light-footed fairy,
Whenever you smile my darling baby,
With your dainty feet moving around,
Blissful thoughts in my mind abound,
Your little hands clasped on your toy,
Lifts me heavenwards with joy,
Your drawings or colourings of little flowers
Send in me further delight in showers.
When you will leave me one day,
I wonder how I shall manage, nay,
Just know that I shall I feel bereft of my moorings,
For without you around, I shall be moving
Around like a ship without a rudder.
In your absence, surely, I shall shudder
Whenever I hear things going wrong,
Amidst the world’s throng.
The apple of my eyes, my angel pretty,
May you always be loaded with blessings plenty
Be shielded by the lord Almighty,
Always be courageous and kind,
With plenty of faith, magic you will find!
I, for my part
Will for ever implore for the lord’s rampart
On you my child, my dear heart!
The apple of my eyes, my cynosure,
Know that mum loves you for sure,
And I shall always be there for you, rest assured!