Cradle Song (1913)

Vocal Range
Vocal Range


Although the first page of the piano solo arrangement (made by the composer) looks relatively straightforward, the piece becomes much more challenging later on.


Slumber, my darling, God is watching over you;
Sleep on, my loved one, may your happy dreams come true.
Life’s but a pathway to the golden world beyond.
Slumber, my darling, God is watching over you.

Stars now are shining, not a single cloud appears;
May thy life’s journey be as free from all its fears.
Angels surround thee, chanting hymns of heavenly praise;
Slumber, my darling, He will wipe away your tears.
Good-night, my dear. Good-night, my dear.