A Christmas lullaby : solo for low voice with violin obligato / words by Edith Sanford Tillotson music by Ira Bishop Wilson
Wilson, Ira B. “A Christmas lullaby : solo for low voice with violin obligato / words by Edith Sanford Tillotson music by Ira Bishop Wilson.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 16 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/31439. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.
|Title||A Christmas lullaby : solo for low voice with violin obligato / words by Edith Sanford Tillotson music by Ira Bishop Wilson|
|Songs with piano|
|Description||For low voice and piano with violin obligato|
|Back cover: Excerpt of The beautiful city|
|Creator||Wilson, Ira B|
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||Dayton, Ohio : Lorenz Publishing Co.|
|Contributor||Tillotson, Edith Sanford. Lyricist.|
|Alternative Title||First line of text: Sleep, little one, sleep, softly the star lamps are shining|
|First line of refrain: Angel guards above thee bending, singing thee a lullaby|
VERSE 01: Sleep, little one, sleep,/Softly the star lamps are shining,/Silently telling the tidings of joy,/Wonder of wonders divining/Just as the shepherds were keeping/Watch o’er the flocks that were sleeping,/Still they are shedding their silvery light,/All thro’ the Christmas night.
CHORUS: Angels guard above thee bending,/Sing thee a lullaby/Love upholding thee, peace enfolding thee,/Sent from on high/While the stars send out their light,/In a gleaming signal bright,/As they once shone down on Bethl’hem town,/That holy night./night.
VERSE 02: Sleep, little one, sleep,/Angels in ranks without number,/Chanting their message of joy to the world,/Come to watch over thy slumber/Just as they bent o’er the manger,/Guarding the Christ child from danger,/So they keep watch as the years pass along,/Singing their Christmas song.
VERSE 03: Sleep, little one, sleep,/Love everlasting watch o’er thee,/Filling thy life with glad music and song,/Lighting the pathway before thee/Just as the star and the story/Came on their errand of glory,/Starlight and music may bring to us still/Tiding of peace, good will.
|Original Format||1 score (5 pages) 31 cm|