A Cradle Song (Francis Melville)
- Editor: Francis Melville (submitted 2015-12-23). Score information: A4, 1 page, 24 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Original text and translations
Sleep sleep happy child,
All creation slept and smil'd.
Sleep sleep, happy sleep.
While o'er thee thy mother weep
Sweet babe in thy face,
Holy image I can trace.
Sweet babe once like thee.
Thy maker lay and wept for me
Wept for me for thee for all,
When he was an infant small.
Thou his image ever see.
Heavenly face that smiles on thee,
Smiles on thee on me on all,
Who became an infant small,
Infant smiles are His own smiles,
Heaven & earth to peace beguiles.