The Lord of Ev'rything

"The Lord of Ev'rything" is the first song of Ernst Bacon's song set Four Songs for Soprano, which also sets the poetry of Shakespeare and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Date: 1946Composer: Ernst BaconText: Janet Lewis

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The Lord of Ev’rything
by Janet Lewis

Lullee, lullay,
I could not love thee more
If thou wast Christ the King.
Now tell me, how did Mary know
That in her womb should sleep and grow
The Lord of everything?

Lullee, lullay,
An angel stood with her
Who said, ‘That which doth stir
Like summer in thy side
Shall save the world from sin.
Then stable, hall and inn
Shall cherish Christmas-tide.’

Lullee, lullay,
And so it was that Day.
And did she love Him more
Because an angel came
To prophesy His name?
Ah no, not so,
She could not love Him more,
But loved him just the same.
Lullee, lullee, lullay.

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Four Songs For Soprano

Composer(s): Ernst Bacon

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