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“Sofðu unga ástin mín” by Jóhann Sigurjónsson (1880–1919) is a lullaby that all parents sing for their children. You can listen to the song version here: Version 1, Version 2.
sleep, my young lovesleepSofðu, youngunga loveástin of minemín,
outside the rain is pouring“outside the rain is crying”outsideúti the rainregnið weeps, criesgrætur.
mother will hold on to your precious toysmomMamma keeps, stores, holdsgeymir “golds”precious toysgullin (precious toys) yourþín,
an old bone from a lamb's leg and a pebble-shrineoldgamla “legs”leg bones of sheepleggi andog box of pebblesvöluskrín.
Let's not stay awake during these dark nightslet's notVið skulum ekki be awakevaka duringum darkdimmar nightsnætur.