Refrain Lullay, my beloved, my dear son, my sweetest one. Lullay, my dear heart, my darling one. I saw a fair maiden sitten and sing: She lulled a little child, a sweet lordling. Of all lords he is Lord, of all kings he is King. There was much melody at the child's birth. All those in Heaven, they made much mirth. Angels bright they sang through the night and said to the child: "blessed be thou and blessed be she, meek and mild." (Refrain)
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- a text in English by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist, "A lullaby of the Nativity"
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Libby Larsen (b. 1950), "Lullay of the Nativity", 2010 [ high voice and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
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- Also set in English, [adaptation] ; composed by Gustav Holst, Richard Runciman Terry.
Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2020-05-17
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