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.
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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):
- by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958), "Lullaby" [soprano or mezzo-soprano, tenor, and baritone soli, boys' chorus, mixed chorus, and orchestra], from the cantata Hodie, no. 11. [text verified 1 time]
Set in a modified version by Benjamin Britten.
Set in a modified version by John Attey.
Researcher for this text: Ahmed E. Ismail
This text was added to the website: 2006-07-26
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Word count: 76