The Virgin is hushing her Baby (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2009-12-25)  CPDL #20665:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2009-12-25).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 20/11/18.

General Information

Title: The Virgin is hushing her Baby
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: William Chatterton Dix

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol   Meter: 11 11. 11 6

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

{First published: 1890 The Musical Times no.574

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Original text and translations

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The Virgin is hushing her Baby to rest,
With "Lullaby, lullaby, beautiful Child!"
She presses her wonderful Son to her breast,
Right glad then now is she!

The Babe she is nursing is come down to save,
"O lullaby, lullaby, beautiful Child!"
Poor sinners from darkness and powers of the grave;
Right glad then now is she!

See Jesus looks up in his Mother's kind face,
"O lullaby, lullaby, beautiful Child!"
He smiles on that Mother, the Maid full of Grace.
Right glad then now is she!