by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Lullay of the Nativity
Language: English  after the English 
 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."


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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)

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  • Also set in English, [adaptation] ; composed by Gustav Holst, Richard Runciman Terry.

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This text was added to the website: 2020-05-17
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Word count: 84