Schlafe, holder, süßer Knabe,
Leise wiegt dich deiner Mutter Hand;
Sanfte Ruhe, milde Labe
Bringt dir schwebend dieses Wiegenband.
Schlafe in dem süßen Grabe,
Noch beschützt dich deiner Mutter Arm,
Alle Wünsche, alle Habe
Faßt sie lieben, alle liebwarm.
Schlafe in der Flaumen Schoße,
Noch umtönt dich lauter Liebeston,
Eine Lilie, eine Rose,
Nach dem Schlafe werd' sie dir zum Lohn.
Note: according to Snyder's German Poetry in Song: An Index of Lieder, this poem is often misattributed to Claudius but it is not to be found in his works. This may be due to the similarity of its first line with that of this poem.
Submitted by Richard Morris
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828)
, "Wiegenlied", op. 98 (Drei Lieder) no. 2, D. 498 (1816), published 1829. [voice and piano] [
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by (Karl Gottfried) Wilhelm Taubert (1811 - 1891)
, "Wiegenlied", op. 124 no. 8, published 1860 [voice and piano], from the collection Klänge aus der Kinderwelt, Heft VII, no. 8, Berlin, Bahn [
text not verified ]
, "Lullaby", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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