Sleep! the bird is in its nest (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2020-03-02)  CPDL #57340:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-03-02).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 122 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Sleep! the bird is in its nest
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: William Cox Bennett

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1881 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 14, no. 395
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Original text and translations

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Sleep! the bird is in its nest;
Sleep! the bee is hushed to rest;
Sleep! rocked on thy mother's breast!
Lulla, lullaby,
To thy mother's fond heart pressed,
Lulla, lullaby.

Sleep! the waning daylight dies;
Sleep! the stars dream in the skies;
Daisies long have closed their eyes;
Lulla, lullaby,
Calm, how calm on all things lies!
Lulla, lullaby.

Sleep, then, sleep! my heart's delight;
Sleep! and through the darksome night
Round thy bed God's angels bright,
Lulla, lullaby,
Guard thee till I come with light;
Lulla, lullaby.