A Mother’s Lullaby (Charles Wenham Smith)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-08)  CPDL #78026:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-08).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 587 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: A Mother’s Lullaby
Composer: Charles Wenham Smith
Lyricist: J. E. Nolancreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1890 Geo. Molineux

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Original text and translations

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Slumber on, my pretty babe,
’Neath an unseen angel’s wings;
Whose confiding prayer to Heaven,
Every choicest blessing brings!

Lullaby, the pretty flowers,
Bathed in dew, have gone to rest!
Lullaby, no harm can reach thee,
Lulled upon thy mother’s breast!

If thou dreamest, may beauteous things,
Pass before thy wondering eye;
And the sounds that greet thine ear,
Echo sweet airs from the sky.