Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1853

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Rocked In The Cradle Of The Deep

Words by Mrs. Willard (Emma)

Music composed and dedicated to Dr. Mitchell by J. P. Knight. (Joseph Phillip)

Arranged by C. C. Converse (Charles Crozat)

Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co. (1853)

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Lyrics:

Rock’d in the cradle of the deep
I lay me down in peace to sleep;
Secure I rest upon the wave
For thou oh Lord, hast power to save.
I know thou wilt not slight my call,
For thou dost mark the sparrow’s fall!
And calm and peaceful is my sleep
Rock’d in the cradle of the deep,
And clam and peaceful is my sleep
Rock’d in the cradle of the deep.

And such the trust that still were mine
Tho’ stormy winds swept o’er the brine.
Or though the tempest’s fiery breath
Roused me from sleep to wreck and death!
In ocean cave still safe with thee,
The germ of immortality;
And calm and peaceful is my sleep
Rock’d in the cradle of the deep,
And calm and peaceful is my sleep
Rock’d in the cradle of the deep.

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