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Watts' Cradle Hymn Publication Details
 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2055 SATB

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB Choir with
Organ accompaniment

Level of Difficulty -
Easy

Uses/Season -
Concert, Service Anthem, Christmas
 
Duration -
4:00 mins

Pages Music -
6 pages - 12 page booklet
Format -
SATB/organ choral octavo

Copyright Year - 2004

Perusal Score PDF
SATB perusal only
 
 
Description/Remarks


Isaac Watts (1674-1748) lovely lyrics, a lullaby for his own child, are set to a traditional American melody in an arrangement by Paul Halley that is simple, poignant, and hauntingly beautiful.  The melody is introduced against a transparent organ underlay by the sopranos, and the piece then develops as a canon for SA and TB voicing.
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"The sweet, transparent sound imparting something inimitable and irreplaceable: innocent wonder at the season."
-
The Choral Journal


" I am particularly thrilled with the arrangements of What Child Is This, Angelus Ad Virginem and Watts’ Cradle Hymn." -  Richard Gladwell, With Heart and Voice, NPR

 

  Sound Clip ◙♫
from What Child Is This? CD
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What Child Is This?CD
PEL1005 - Track 21


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  Text

Watts' Cradle Hymn

Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)                                                              

Hush! my dear, lie still and slumber;
Holy angels guard thy bed!
Heav'nly blessings without number
Gently falling on thy head.
Sleep, my babe; thy food and raiment,
House and home thy friends provide:
All without thy care or payment,
All thy wants are well supplied.   

How much better thou'rt attended
Than the Son of God could be,
When from heaven he descended,
And became a child like thee!
Soft and easy is thy cradle,
Coarse and hard thy Savior lay,
When his birth-place was a stable
And his softest bed was hay.

Lo! he slumbers in his manger,
Where the hornèd oxen fed;
Peace, my darling, here's no danger,
Here's no ox a-near thy bed.
May'st thou live to know and fear him,
Trust and love him all thy days;
Then go dwell for ever near him,

See his face and sing his praise!