Sweet was the song
Sweet was the song the virgin sung,
When she to Bethelm was come,
And was delivered of her Son,
The blessed Jesus hath to name,
Sweet Babe quoth she,
My Son, and eke a Saviour borne,
Who hath vouchsafed from on high,
To visit us that were forlorne,
Sweet Babe sang she,
And sweetly rockt him, rockt him, rockt him,
And sweetly rockt him, rockt him,
And sweetly rockt him on her knee.
Submitted by Linda Godry
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 Benjamin Britten.
Set in a modified version by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Text added to the website: 2006-05-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:18
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