Slumber On (James R. Murray)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-21)  CPDL #77469:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-21).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 220 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Slumber On
Composer: James R. Murray
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1869 Root & Cady

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Original text and translations

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Slumber on, beloved one,
All the night is lone and still;
Slumber on, thou all my own,
May my image thy dreams fill,
Like pale moonbeams o’er thy bed;
May my love that vigil keeps,
O’er thy soul a halo shed,
Guard thy spirit as it sleeps,
Slumber on, Slumber on, beloved one.

Slumber on, beloved one,
May thy rest be calm and deep;
Is thy dreams all care be gone,
May thy life be as thy sleep,
O, forever be it mine,
Thus to guard thee dearest one,
Sorrow labor, all toil mine,
Thine the joy and thine the rest;
Slumber on, Slumber on, beloved one.