Historic Sheet Music Collection

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Chicago: National Music Co. (1890)

Some of these resources may contain offensive language or negative stereotypes. Such materials should be seen in the context of the time period and as a reflection of attitudes of the time. The items are part of the historical record, and do not represent the views of the library or the institution.


[Verse 1, English]
The bells are hushed, the world is still,
The sounds of toil are heard no more,
the bird has ceased his tuneful song,
and heav’n with stars is spangled o’er,

[Chorus, English]
Sleep, sleep well, sleep well,
And let thy lovely eyelids close,
Sleep well, sleep well, dear angel,
Sweet be thy repose

[Verse 2, English]
Oh! Didst thou think of me today?
The thought of thee my heart could fill,
and now, to breathe a fond good night,
beside the door I linger still,

[Chorus, English]

[Verse 3, English]
There comes to thee from heav’nly realms
A holy messenger tonight,
He brings you bright and peaceful dreams,
Till you awake in morning’s light.

[Chorus, English]

[Verse 1, German] Rings Stille herscht, es schweigt der Wald,
coll en det ist des Tages Lauf
der Vӧglein Lied is lӓngst verhallt
am himmel ziehn die Sterne auf,

[Chorus, German]
Schlafe wohl, schlafe wohl,
und schliess die schӧnen Augen zu,
schlafe wohl, schlafe wohl,
du süsser lieber Engel du

[Verse 2, German] Ob du auch heut an mich gedacht?
Ich dacht an dich wohl für und für
und rufe jetzt dir gute Nacht”
verborgen still vor deiner Thür

[Chorus, German]

[Verse 3, German]
Es schwebe aus des Himmels Raum
ein heil’ger Boto dir zur Nacht,
und bringe dir den schӧnsten Traum,
bis du zum Morgen neu erwacht.

[Chorus, German]


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