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Sweet was the song

Language: English

Sweet was the song the Virgin sung,
When she to Bethlem Juda came,
And was deliver'd of a Son,
That blessed Jesus hath to name.
Jesus lullaby, sweet Babe, sang she.

My Son and eke a Saviour born
Who hast vouchsafed from on high
To visit us that were forlorn.
Jesus lullaby, sweet Babe, sang she.
And rock'd Him sweetly on her knee.
Jesus!


Submitted by Ivo Zandhuis

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by John Attey.

Set in a modified version by Ralph Vaughan Williams.


Text added to the website: 2004-12-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:11
Line count: 11
Word count: 64

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