by Martin Boelitz (1874 - 1918)
Translation Singable translation by Edward Frederick Lockton (1876 - 1940), as Edward Teschemacher

Mariä Wiegenlied
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Maria sitzt im Rosenhag
Und wiegt ihr Jesuskind,
Durch die Blätter leise
Weht der warme Sommerwind.

Zu ihren Füßen singt
Ein buntes Vögelein:
Schlaf, Kindlein, süße,
Schlaf nun ein!

Hold ist dein Lächeln,
Holder deines Schlummers Lust,
Leg dein müdes Köpfchen
Fest an deiner Mutter Brust!
Schlaf, Kindlein, süße,
Schlaf nun ein!

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Maria's wiegelied", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Mary's lullaby", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Berceuse de Marie", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 14
Word count: 52

The Virgin's slumber song
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Amid the roses Mary sits
And rocks her Jesus-child,
While amid the treetops
Sighs the breeze so warm and mild.

And soft and sweetly sings
A bird upon a bough:
Ah, baby, dear one,
Slumber now!

Happy is Thy laughter,
Holy is Thy silent rest,
Lay Thy head in slumber
Fondly on Thy Mother's breast.
Ah, baby, dear one,
Slumber now!

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Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2012-08-10
Line count: 14
Word count: 61