Sleep Little Baby (Holy Innocents) (Geoff Allan)

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  • (Posted 2020-10-29)  CPDL #61075:      Icon_mp3.gif  
Editor: Geoff Allan (submitted 2020-10-29).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 122 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: A capella carol for experienced choirs. The words are the poem "Holy Innocents" by Christina Rossetti (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Rossetti).

If you decide to sing this please send me a recording or an invitation. I hope you enjoy it.

General Information

Title: Sleep Little Baby (Holy Innocents)
Composer: Geoff Allan
Lyricist: Christina Rossetti

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2020

Description: A capella carol for experienced choirs. The words are the poem "Holy Innocents" by Christina Rossetti (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Rossetti). If you decide to sing this please send me a recording or an invitation. I hope you enjoy it.

External websites: https://youtu.be/bTREmNER4nY Video with the score and sung by sampled choir 'Voices of Prague'

Original text and translations

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Sleep, little baby, sleep;
The holy Angels love thee,
And guard thy bed, and keep
A blessed watch above thee.
No spirit can come near
Nor evil beast to harm thee:
Sleep, Sweet, devoid of fear
Where nothing need alarm thee.
(Sleep, little baby, sleep;)

The Love which doth not sleep,
The'eternal Arms surround thee:
The Shepherd of the sheep
In perfect love hath found thee.
Sleep through the holy night,
Christkept from snare and sorrow,
Until thou wake to light
And love and warmth tomorrow.
(Sleep, little baby, sleep.)