Lullabies

 

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Paul César Helleu – Berceuse

For no particular reason.

 

I saw a fair maiden, sitting and sing,
She lulled a little child a sweet lording:

Lullay, mine Liking, my dear Son, mine Sweeting,
Lullay, my dear heart, mine own dear darling.

That very lord is He that made all things
Of all lords He is Lord (and) King of all king.

Lullay, mine Liking, my dear Son, mine Sweeting,
Lullay, my dear heart, mine own dear darling.

There was mickle melody at that Child’s birth,
All that were in heaven’s bliss, they made mickle mirth.

Lullay, mine Liking, my dear Son, mine Sweeting,
Lullay, my dear heart, mine own dear darling.

Angels bright they sang that night and saiden to that Child,
“Blessed be Thou, and so be she that is both meek and mild.”

Lullay, mine Liking, my dear Son, mine Sweeting,
Lullay, my dear heart, mine own dear darling.

Pray we now to that Child, and to His mother dear,
Grant them His blessing that now maken cheer.

Lullay, mine Liking, my dear Son, mine Sweeting,
Lullay, my dear heart, mine own dear darling.

Set to music by Gustav Holst here.

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