by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

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!

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.


Researcher for this text: Ivo Zandhuis

This text was added to the website: 2004-12-13
Line count: 11
Word count: 64