A Cradle Song (Francis Melville)

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  • (Posted 2015-12-23)   CPDL #37945:       
Editor: Francis Melville (submitted 2015-12-23).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 24 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: A Cradle Song
Composer: Francis Melville
Lyricist: William Blake

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2015

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Original text and translations

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Sleep sleep happy child,
All creation slept and smil'd.
Sleep sleep, happy sleep.
While o'er thee thy mother weep

Sweet babe in thy face,
Holy image I can trace.
Sweet babe once like thee.
Thy maker lay and wept for me

Wept for me for thee for all,
When he was an infant small.
Thou his image ever see.
Heavenly face that smiles on thee,

Smiles on thee on me on all,
Who became an infant small,
Infant smiles are His own smiles,
Heaven & earth to peace beguiles.