The Virgin's Cradle Song

The virgin stills the crying

Translator: H. R. Bramley
Tune: [The virgin stills the crying] (Barnby)
Published in 11 hymnals

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Representative Text

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 Flower of mine own bearing,
O Jewel past comparing! [Refrain]

3. My Child, of Might indwelling,
My Sweet, all sweets excelling,
Of bliss the Fountain flowing,
The Dayspring ever glowing, [Refrain]

4. My Joy, my Exultation,
My spirit’s Consolation;
My Son, my Spouse, my Brother,
O listen to Thy mother! [Refrain]

5. Say, wouldst Thou heav’nly sweetness,
Or love of answering meetness?
Or is fit music wanting?
Ho! Angels, raise your chanting! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7078

Translator: H. R. Bramley

English clergyman, a high-church Anglican. Text editor of Christmas Carols New and Old, 1871 (John Stainer was the music editor), a seminal work in the second period of carol revival. The usual four-part setting of "The First Nowell" appeared in this book. Published a number of translations of hymns and carols from the Latin.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The virgin stills the crying
Title: The Virgin's Cradle Song
Original Language: Latin
Translator: H. R. Bramley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: My Darling, do not weep
Copyright: Public Domain



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