Sleep Now (op. 10, no. 2)

(1939)

"Sleep Now" is the second song in Samuel Barber's Three Songs, Op. 10, published in 1939.

Sleep now, O sleep now
by James Joyce


Sleep now, O sleep now,
O you unquiet heart!
A voice crying "Sleep now"
Is heard in my heart.


The voice of the winter
Is heard at the door.
O sleep, for the winter
Is crying "Sleep no more."


My kiss will give peace now
And quiet to your heart -
Sleep on in peace now,
O you unquiet heart!


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