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Transcriber: Martin Shaw (1928)
Published in 12 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Transcriber: Martin Shaw

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Tune Information

Transcriber: Martin Shaw (1928)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 13556 64566 45
Key: F Major
Source: Czech carol
Copyright: Music by permission of Oxford University Press.


Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep

Rock-a-Bye, My Dear Little Boy

Rock-a-bye, my dear little boy, dear little boy,
wonder of wonders, my blessing and joy;
slumber as I gently hold you,
let my tender love enfold you;
gift of God to me and the world,
here in my arms lies so peacefully curled.

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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #448

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #860

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #861


Small Church Music #1654


The United Methodist Hymnal #235

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #287

Worship in Song #73

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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