by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

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.

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.


Researcher for this text: Ahmed E. Ismail

This text was added to the website: 2006-07-26
Line count: 14
Word count: 76