A Christmas Lullaby (Sleep, baby, sleep) (Douglas Brooks-Davies)

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  • (Posted 2002-07-03)  CPDL #03764:     
Editor: Douglas Brooks-Davies (submitted 2002-07-03).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 416 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: revised 2/25/03

General Information

Title: A Christmas Lullaby (Sleep, baby, sleep)

Composer: Douglas Brooks-Davies

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

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published:

External websites:

Original text and translations

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Sleep, baby, sleep! The Mother sings;
Heaven's angels kneel and fold their wings:
Sleep, baby, sleep.

With swathes of scented hay Thy bed
By Mary's hand at eve was spread.
Sleep, baby, sleep.

At midnight came the shepherds, they
Whom seraphs wakened by the way.
Sleep, baby, sleep.

And three kings from the East afar
Ere dawn came, guided by Thy star.
Sleep, baby, sleep.

They brought Thee gifts of gold and gems,
Pure orient pearls, rich diadems.
Sleep, baby, sleep.

Through heav’n, through earth, hosannas ring
Sleep, baby, sleep.
Sleep, baby, hush, Baby, sleep.