A cradle song of the Blessed Virgin (Joseph Barnby)

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  • CPDL #20659:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2009-12-24).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: A cradle song of the Blessed Virgin
Composer: Joseph Barnby

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol   Meter: 77. 77. 64

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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1. The Virgin stills the crying
Of Jesus sleepless lying;
And singing for his pleasure
Thus calls upon her Treasure,
My darling, do not weep, My Jesu, sleep!

2. O Lamb, my love inviting,
O Star, my soul delighting,
O Flow'r of mine own bearing,
O Jewel past comparing!
My Darling, do not weep, My Jesu, sleep!

3. My Child, of Might indwelling,
My Sweet, all sweets excelling,
Of Bliss the Fountain flowing,
The Dayspring ever glowing.
My Darling, do not weep, My Jesu, sleep!

4. My Joy, my Exultation,
My spirit's Consolation;
My Son, my Spouse, my Brother,
O listen to thy Mother.
My Darling, do not weep, My Jesu, sleep!

5. Say, wouldst thou heavenly sweetness,
Or love of answering meetness?
Or is sweet music wanting?
Ho! Angels raise your chanting!
My Darling, do not weep, My Jesu, sleep!