A Christmas lullaby with imagery of Mary and her infant.
Written for the Nidaros Cathedral Girl's Choir and conductor Anita Brevik in 2010 and later arranged for SATB and TTBB chorus.
Perform it with piano and optional strings quartet.
SATB & piano
Digital scores: Santa Barbara Music Publishing (Enter Catalog Number SBMP 1260)
SSAA & piano
TTBB & piano
Optional string parts
Hush, my dear, lie still and slumber;
Holy angels guard thy bed;
Heavenly blessings without number
Gently falling on thy head.
See the kindly shepherds round him,
Telling wonders from the sky!
When they sought Him, there they found Him,
With his Virgin-Mother by.
See the lovely babe a-dressing;
Lovely infant, how He smiled!
When He wept, the mother's blessing
Soothed and hushed the holy child.
Mayst thou live to know and fear Him,
Trust and love Him all thy days;
Then go dwell forever near Him,
See His face, and sing His praise!