Sweet and low, sweet and low, wind of the western sea

Sweet and low, sweet and low, wind of the western sea

Author: Baron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson
Tune: [Sweet and low, sweet and low] (Barnby)
Published in 14 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Sweet and low, sweet and low,
Wind of the western sea,
Low, low, breathe and blow,
Wind of the western sea.
Over the rolling waters go;
Come form the dying moon, and blow;
Blow him again to me,
While my little one, while my pretty one sleeps.

2 Sleep and rest, sleep and rest,
Father will come to thee soon;
Rest, rest on mother’s breast,
Father will come to thee soon.
Father will come to his babe in the nest;
Silver sails all out of the west;
Under the silver moon,
Sleep, my little one, sleep, my pretty one, sleep.

Source: Great Revival Hymns #167

Author: Baron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord, son of the Rev. G. C. Tennyson, Rector of Somersby, Lincolnshire, was born at Somersby, Aug. 6, 1809; educated at Trinity College, Cambridge; appointed Poet Laureate in 1850, and raised to the Peerage in 1884. Although Lord Tennyson has not written any hymns, extracts from his poems are sometimes used as such, as "Strong Son of God, immortal Love" (Faith in the Son of God), from the Introduction to his In Memoriam, 1850; the well-known "Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now," and others. The former is sometimes given as "Spirit of immortal Love," and again as "Eternal God, immortal Love." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Sweet and low, sweet and low, wind of the western sea
Author: Baron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson

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Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A. M. E. C. Hymnal #551
Great Revival Hymns #167TextAudioPage Scan
Hymn and Tune Book #d73
Hymns for Today #d231
Primary Music and Worship #d83
Sacred and Secular Selections: for gentlemen's voices #120Page Scan
Seth Parker's Hymnal #188Page Scan
Songs for Service Men #d61
Songs of Service: for use in assemblies of young people and older boys and girls #125Page Scan
The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection: designed for use in chapel, assembly, convocation, or general exercises of schools, normals, colleges and universities. (3rd ed.) #152Page Scan
The Chapel Hymnal #d149
The Message Bird #d72
The Primary Song book #d99
Youth Inspiral #d94



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