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Lullaby

Language: English

Sweet was the song the Virgin sang,
   When she to Bethlem Juda came
And was delivered of a Son,
   That blessed Jesus hath to name:
      "Lulla, lulla, lulla-bye,
      Sweet Babe," sang she,
And rocked him sweetly on her knee.

"Sweet Babe," sang she, "my son,
   And eke a Saviour born,
Who hath vouchsafèd from on high
   To visit us that were forlorn:
      "Lalula, lalula, lalula-bye,
      Sweet Babe," sang she,
And rocked him sweetly on her knee.


Submitted by Ahmed E. Ismail

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 Benjamin Britten.

Set in a modified version by John Attey.


Text added to the website: 2006-07-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:19
Line count: 14
Word count: 76

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