Slumber sweetly, dearest (Franz Xaver Eisenhofer)

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  • (Posted 2022-05-04)  CPDL #69070:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-05-04).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 84 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Slumber sweetly, dearest
Composer: Franz Xaver Eisenhofer
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1879 The Orpheus (New series) no.102

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Original text and translations

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Slumber sweetly, dearest,
Close thy weary eyes,
Guardian angels round thee hover,
Till the morn shall rise;
O may love, on airy pinions,
Bear thy heart, in rapture bound,
To it own dominions,
Where no earthly care is found.
Maiden, sleep, sleep in peace.