The Infant King (Edgar Pettman)

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  • (Posted 2015-12-18)   CPDL #37911:         
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2015-12-18).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The Infant King
Composer: Edgar Pettman
Lyricist: Sabine Baring-Gould

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1920

Description: Originally published by A.W.Ridley & Co. Assigned to E.H.Freeman Ltd in 1952

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Original text and translations

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Sing lullaby!
Lullaby baby, now reclining,
sing lullaby!
Hush, do not wake the infant King.
Angels are watching, stars are shining
over the place where He is lying:
sing lullaby!

Sing lullaby!
Lullaby baby, now a-sleeping,
sing lullaby!
Hush, do not wake the infant King.
Soon will come sorrow with the morning,
soon will come bitter grief and weeping:
sing lullaby!

Sing lullaby!
Lullaby baby, now a-dozing,
sing lullaby!
Hush, do not wake the infant King.
Soon comes the cross, the nails, the piercing,
then in the grave at last reposing;
sing lullaby!

Sing lullaby!
Lullaby! is the babe awaking?
Sing lullaby!
Hush, do not stir the infant King.
Dreaming of Easter, gladsome morning.
Conquering death, its bondage breaking:
sing lullaby!