by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Sweet was the song
Language: English 
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,
Lulalula, lulaby
Lulalula, lulaby
Sweet Babe quoth she,
My Son, and eke a Saviour borne,
Who hath vouchsafed from on high,
To visit us that were forlorne,
Lulalula, lulaby,
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.

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 Ralph Vaughan Williams.


Researcher for this text: Linda Godry

This text was added to the website: 2006-05-04
Line count: 15
Word count: 79