Slumber Song (Wiegenlied) – Schubert

Lyrics

(Franz Schubert, Op. 98, No. 2)

1. Slumber sweetly, slumber O my baby,
O’er thy cradle mother watch will keep.
In the morning when the sun is shining.
Thou shalt waken from thy gentle sleep.

2. Evening shadows call thee now to slumber.
Close around thee is thy mother’s arm.
Fondest wishes, thoughts most sweet and tender.
All will shield thee, dearest child, from harm.

Original German Lyrics

1. Schlafe, schlafe, holder, süßer Knabe,
leise wiegt dich deiner Mutter Hand;
sanfte Ruhe, milde Labe
bringt dir schwebend dieses Wiegenband.

2. Schlafe, schlafe in dem süßen Grabe,
noch beschützt dich deiner Mutter Arm;
alle Wünsche, alle Habe
faßt sie liebend, alle liebewarm.

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