Cradle Song - by Esther Beresford-Muravyeva

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featuring the Renaissance Voices, director Derek Morphy

Sweet dreams, form a shade

O'er my lovely infant's head!

Sweet dreams of pleasant streams

By happy, silent, moony beams!


Sweet Sleep, with soft down

Weave thy brows an infant crown

Sweet Sleep, angel mild,

Hover o'er my happy child!


Sleep, sleep, happy child!

All creation slept and smiled.

Sleep, sleep, happy sleep,

While o'er thee doth mother weep.


Sweet babe, in thy face

Holy image can I trace;

Sweet babe, once like thee

Thy Maker lay, and wept for me:


Wept for me, for thee,

for all who became 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 and earth to peace beguiles.


Sweet dreams


William Blake 1789

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