The Norwegian composer has created a beautiful, expressive piece set to a poem by the famous English hymn writer Isaac Watts. Sing it at Christmas or any time of the year. The treble version was featured on the 2013 St. Olaf Christmas concert broadcast from Norway. The composer subsequently had many requests for a mixed voice version.
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 hush’d the holy child.
May’st 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!
Hush My Dear, Lie Still And Slumber
Isaac Watts (1674–1748)
Featured on the following reading sessions 2016 | SW ACDA March 7-10, Kansas City, Missouri 2016 | Boers/Nace Reading Session - August 18 2015 | NC MEA Conference Nov. 7-10 2015 | DMEA State Music Day Choral Reading session 10/2 2015 | Rodney Eichenberger Choral Conductors Workshop & Reading Session 2015 | California ACDA Summer Conference at ECCO 2015 | JW Pepper and Son, Inc. Editors Choice 2015 | TN Arts Academy Teacher Reading Session (Summer 2015) 2015 | JW Pepper summer choral sessions