Sleep, Sweet Babe! (The Virgin's Lullaby or (Cradle Hymn))

Sleep, sweet babe! my cares beguiling

Author: Samuel Taylor Colerdige
Tune: ITHACA
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Sleep, sweet babe! my cares beguiling;
Mother sits beside thee smiling,
Sleep, my darling, tenderly!
Sleep, my darling, tenderly!
If thou sleep not, mother mourneth,
Singing as her wheel she turneth:
Come, soft slumber balmily.
come, soft slumber balmily.

Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #172

Author: Samuel Taylor Colerdige

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, was born at St. Mary Ottery, Devonshire, 1772, educated at Christ's Hospital, London, and Jesus College, Cambridge, and died in 1834. His Child's Prayer at Evening, "Ere on my bed my limbs I lay," in Martineau's Hymns, 1840 and 1873, is dated 1808. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sleep, sweet babe! my cares beguiling
Title: Sleep, Sweet Babe! (The Virgin's Lullaby or (Cradle Hymn))
Author: Samuel Taylor Colerdige
Meter: 8.7.8.7

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The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #172

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