Margrete's cradle song

by Gustav Holst

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Margrete's cradle song
English source: William Archer

Now roof and rafters blend
with the starry vault on high,
Now flieth little Hākon
on dreamwings through the sky.

There mounts a mighty stairway
from earth to God's own land
There Hakon with the angels goes
climbing hand in hand.

God's angel-babes are watching
thy cot, the still night through,
God bless thee, little Hakon,
thy mother watcheth too.


Gustav Holst

Gustav Theodore Holst (born Gustavus Theodore von Holst; 21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer. Although best known for his orchestral suite The Planets, he also composed a large number of works across a range of other…

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