Now I lay thee down to sleep
Now I lay thee down to sleep,
I pray the Lord thy dust to keep,
and if thou live before thou wake,
I pray the Lord thy soul to make.
Translation(s): FRE GER
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Auf eines Kindes Tod", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Auf eines Kindes Tod
Language: German (Deutsch) after the English
Nun muss ich dich zur ew'gen Ruhe betten;
ich fleh' zum Herrn, er möge deinen Leib erretten;
und wenn du lebst, eh' du erweckt wirst sein,
hauche der Herr dir deine Seele ein.
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Text added to the website: 2007-12-03.
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