Sleep, dearest, sleep !
Language: English 
Sleep, dearest, sleep ! 
The silver moon is shining 
Over the throbbing sea, 
The beating, passionate sea, 
Her virgin brow inclining, 
As I incline o'er thee ! 
Sleep ! sleep ! 

Sleep, dearest, sleep ! 
The world at peace is lying 
Only the night-winds free, 
The passionate night-winds free, 
Around thy door are sighing, 
As I sigh for thee ! 
Sleep ! sleep ! 

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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 A. J. H. , "Serenade", published 1876-1898 [voice and piano], from Ten songs, no. 4, London : Novello, Ewer; reprinted in Women composers: from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1998 [
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This text was added to the website: 2009-10-22
Line count: 14
Word count: 64