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Hush! The Virgin's Song Is Ringing

Hush! the virgin’s song is ringing

Translator: Henry Trend
Tune: SEBASTIAN (Hodges)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hush! the virgin’s song is ringing
Through the lowly manger’s shed,
Joseph’s voice the chorus singing
O’er their glorious Infant’s bed.

2 Sleep! my Child, for in the manger
Softest hay beneath Thee lies;
Loveliest Infant, here no danger
Can Thy precious life surprise.

3 Sleep! my Child, my crown, my beauty,
Lulled with nectar from my breast;
Sleep! whilst sweet maternal duty
Watches o’er Thy balmy rest.

4 Sleep! my Child, so full of sweetness,
Sweeter than the honey comb;
Sleep! my joy, my life’s completeness,
Offspring of my virgin womb.

5 Sleep! my Child, and I will render
To Thy wishes full supply;
Thy dear mother’s pleasure, tender
As the apple of her eye.

6 Sleep! my Child, my heart’s sole treasure,
Giving joy which fears not death;
Angels seem to whisper pleasure
When I hear Thy sleeping breath.

7 Sleep! my Child; Thy mother singing
Lulls Thee now to calm repose;
Joseph’s voice responsive ringing
Softly as the chorus flows.

8 Sleep! my Child, for I am pouring
Rose and violet on Thy bed:
Hyacinths bestrew Thy flooring;
Lilies lie around Thy head.

9 Sleep! my Child; were minstrels needed
I would send for Bethlehem’s swains;
Never are their songs unheeded,
None can waken holier strains.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10687

Translator: Henry Trend

Trend, Henry, born at Devonport, Sep. 14, 1804, educated at the University of Giessen, ordained in 1854, and for some time Minister of the Donative of Durleigh, contributed several translations from the Latin, and original hymns to his son's (the Rev. J. B. Trend) Hymnal, &c, 1862, and other collections. He died June 27, 1869. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hush! the virgin’s song is ringing
Title: Hush! The Virgin's Song Is Ringing
Latin Title: Dormi! Fili, Dormi!
Translator: Henry Trend
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Source: Tr.: Lyra Messianica by Orby Shipley (London: Longman, Green, Longman, roberts & Green, 1864)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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