Rock'd in the Cradle of the Deep

DESCRIPTION: "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." The singer reiterates a simple faith: God can save, the storms cannot harm me, I will sleep sound whatever happens
AUTHOR: Words: Emma Hart Willard / Music: Joseph Philip Knight
EARLIEST DATE: Words: 1832 / Music: 1840
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (4 citations):
RJackson-19CPop, pp. 184-189, "Rock'd in the Cradle of the Deep" (1 text, 1 tune)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #2022, p. 136, "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep" (2 references)
ADDITIONAL: Reginald Nettel, _Seven Centuries of Popular Song_, Phoenix House, 1956, p. 170, "(no title)" (1 text)
Harry Dichter and Elliott Shapiro, _Early American Sheet Music: Its Lure and Its Lore, 1768-1889_, R. R. Bowker, 1941, p. 56, describes the sheet music

RECORDINGS:
James Cherry, "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep" (Berliner 0964X, 1896)
Edison Quartet, "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep" (CYL: Edison 2217, c. 1897)
William F. Hooley, "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep" (Victor 3067, 1904)
J. W. Myers, "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep" (Zonophone 322, 1905)
Original Bison City Quartette, "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep") (CYL: Ohio Phonograph Co., no #, c. 1893)
Standard Quartette, "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep" (CYL: Columbia 2247, rec. c. 1895)
Frank C. Stanley, "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep" (Victor 4867, 1906)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Drover's Dream" (quoted in that song)
SAME TUNE:
Locked in the Stable with the Sheep (cf. Spaeth, _A History of Popular Music in America_, p. 84)
File: RJ19184

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