This charming carol, composed in 1975 by Barbara Bell, was discovered by John Rutter, who enlisted the help of John Suchet and Classic FM to track down the composer. This Christmas lullaby is haunting in character but with a delightful French waltz feel and a sweeping piano part. An English translation is available on our website.
1. My heart is lost - my song is of Mary's love and God's grace;
The angels in a sky so blue, the little babe in the morning.
Lulla-ley-lo, lulla-ley-lo, sleep softly, little babe.
Lulla-ley-lo, lulla-ley-lo, sleep softly, and I shall cradle you.
2. The three kings and their precious gifts,
The child's clear gaze sees all: his mother,
The shepherds, and the animals;
The King of kings in the morning.
A free translation by Barbara Bell