The Brook’s Lullaby (Carl Gottlieb Reissiger)

From ChoralWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
Icon_pdf.gif Pdf
Icon_mp3.gif Mp3
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help
  • (Posted 2023-11-05)  CPDL #76967:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-05).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 407 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: The Brook’s Lullaby
Composer: Carl Gottlieb Reissiger
Arranger: Horace Estabrook Kimball
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1869 Root & Cady

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

Weary wanderer, repose,
Thy sad eyelids close,
For this is thy home, thou shalt dwell with me;
In thy bed so deep
Calm shalt thou sleep,
Till my stream’s quaffed dry by the foaming sea.

Mossy pillows are spread,
Come and rest thy head
In my chamber blue with its crystal clear;
Tiny wavelets, roll
And lull his soul,
Gentle waves to rock him. Oh, quick come here.

None thy slumbers shall break
Until all shall wake,
In thy sleep thou wilt lose both thy grief and joy,
Now the moon shines bright
Through mists of night,
And how broad above us is spread the sky!

Lullaby, lullaby.