by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

He came so still where his mother was
Language: English 

He came so still where his mother was
As dew in April that falleth on the grass.

He came all so still where his mother lay
As dew in April that falleth on the hay.

He came all so still to his mother's bower
As dew in April that falleth on the flow'r.

Mother and maiden was never none but she;
well might such a lady Jesus' mother be. 

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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 Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "Ancient Christmas Carol", alternate title: "Ancient carol", c1940, published 1942 [low voice and piano], from Six Songs, no. 2, published in the January edition of New Music [
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    ]

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This text was added to the website: 2010-11-01
Line count: 8
Word count: 70