Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1840

Comments

Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep
Sung by Mr. Braham
The words by Mrs. Willard of Troy
The music composed and respectfully dedicated to Dr, Mitchell by J.P. Knight

New York. Published by C.E. Horn 367 Broadway

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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 such the trust that still were mine
Tho' stor my winds wept o'er the brine
Or tho' the tempest's fiery breath
Rous'd 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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