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Today's song is "A Slumber Song of the Madonna?" It's an unwieldy title, but the lush harmonies of this choral setting enhance the poignant lyrics, which imagine some of Mary's thoughts and feelings as she held the Baby Jesus. I find this song very moving, focusing as it does on a moment of great tenderness in a scene that mingles universal experiences, like a mother quieting a new baby, with something beyond anything any of us can imagine. The lyrics are by Alfred Noyes, music by Michael Head. I typed the lyrics below so you can see them if you like. They're a bit hard to hear.
Trivia question: Alfred Noyes was an agonistic. In later life, he converted to what faith? Leave your answer in a comment below.
"Sleep, little baby, I love thee;
Sleep, little king, I am bending above thee!
How shall I know what to sing Here in my arms as I swing thee to sleep?
Hushaby low, Rockaby so.
Kings may have wonderful jewels to bring,
Mother has only a kiss for her king!
Why should my singing so make me to weep?
Only I know that I love thee, I love thee, L
ove thee, my little one, sleep."
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