Invocation to Sleep (Julius Benedict)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-02-27). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 115 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Original text and translations
Come, Sleep, and with thy sweet deceiving
Lock me in delight awhile
Let some pleasing dreams beguile,
All my fancies, , that from thence
I may feel an influence,
All my powers of care bereaving.
Though but a shadow but a sliding,
Let me know some little joy
We that suffer long annoy
Are contented with a thought,
Through an idle fancy wrought,
Oh, let my joys have some abiding!