All Thru the Night

Note: The last verse is phonetic Welsh. “ll” is pronounced by putting the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth, and saying “h” and “l” at the same time…sort of. “ch” is pronounced as German.

While the Moon her watch is keeping
all thru the night
While the weary world is sleeping
all thru the night
O’er thy spirit gently stealing,
Visions of delight revealing
Breathes a pure and holy feeling
All thru the night

Though this Bard must roam full lonely
My true harp shall sing praise only
Love’s soft dream, alas, is over
Yet my strains of love shall hover
Near the Presence of my Lover

Hark! A solemn bell is ringing
Thou, my King are heavenward winging
Earthly dust from off Thee shaken
Soul immortal shalt thou waken
With thy last, dim journey taken

Neath this Stone my King is sleeping
Stars around Him softly sweeping
Once and Future King preserving
Britain’s Saviour there reserving
All around him Stars observing
all thru the night

Holl am ran-tire sehr thuh wed-ont ahr heed ah nos
Dum-ar forth ee vro go-gawn-yont ahr heed ah nos
Gol-i ar-all you tuh wull ooch
ee are thang os gweer bred vairtch-ooch
tie-leer nave oith m’yoon thu-wail-ooch ahr heed ah nos

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ar_Hyd_y_Nos

Singable English lyrics to the same tune were written by Sir Harold Boulton in 1884[citation needed]:

Sleep my child and peace attend thee,
All through the night
Guardian angels God will send thee,
All through the night
Soft the drowsy hours are creeping
Hill and vale in slumber steeping,
I my loving vigil keeping
All through the night.
While the moon her watch is keeping
All through the night
While the weary world is sleeping
All through the night
O’er thy spirit gently stealing
Visions of delight revealing
Breathes a pure and holy feeling
All through the night.

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http://www.ireland-information.com/irishmusic/allthroughthenight.shtml

Silent night, Solstice night

(Tune: “Silent Night. Words by Ellen Reed.”)

Silent night, Solstice night
All is calm, all is bright
Nature slumbers in forest and glen
‘Til in springtime, she wakens again
Sleeping spirits grow strong
Sleeping spirits grow strong

Silent night, Solstice night
Silver moon shining bright
Snowfall blankets the slumbering Earth
Yule fires welcome the Sun’s rebirth
Hark, the light is reborn
Hark, the light is reborn

Silent night, Solstice night
Quiet rest ‘til the light
Turning ever the rolling wheel
Brings the winter to comfort and heal
Rest your spirit in peace
Rest your spirit in peace

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Joy to the World (Pagan)

Joy to the world! The Sun has come!
Let Earth receive her lord!
Let every heart prepare him room
And all of Nature sing
And all of Nature sing
And all (ooh) of Nature sing

Welcome the Lord who brings us light
The Lady gives him birth!
His living light returneth
to warm the seeds within us
And wake the sleeping Earth
And wake the sleeping Earth
And wake and wake the sleeping Earth.

We light the fires to greet the Sun,
Our light, our life, Our Lord
Let every voice rejoice in on song
And merry turns the Wheel
And merry turns the Wheel
And merry, merry, merry turns the Wheel

Joy to the World, a new year’s here
Let consciousness arise!
Let every human understand
We’re all part of a higher plan
If together we stand
If we can all join hands
We’ll bring joy to the World and human race

Joy to the World and human race…
joy to the World and human race…
Let us bring peace to the World
And make it… a better place!

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Brothers, Sisters Come to Sing

(Tune: Hark the Herald Angels Sing)

Brothers, sisters, come to sing
Glory to the new-born King!
Gardens peaceful, forests wild
Celebrate the Winter Child!

Now the time of glowing starts!
Joyful hands and joyful hearts!
Cheer the Yule log as it burns!
For once again the Sun returns!

Brothers, sisters, come and sing!
Glory to the new-born King!
Brothers, sisters, singing come
Glory to the newborn Sun

Through the wind and dark of night
Celebrate the coming light.
Suns glad rays through fear’s cold burns
Life through death the Wheel now turns

Gather round the Yule log and tree
Celebrate Life’s mystery
Brothers, sisters, singing come
Glory to the new-born Sun.

Moon of Silver

(Tune: “We Three Kings“) 

Come Thou, Lord, the Newborn Sun,
Come, Sweet Mother, Holy One.
Praise we sing Thee, Love we bring Thee
As ever shall be done.

CHORUS

Oh, Moon of Silver, Sun of Gold,
Gentle Lady, Lord so bold!
Guide us ever, failing never,
Lead us in the ways of old.

Maiden, Mother, Ancient Crone,
Queen of Heaven on your throne,
Praise we sing Thee, Love we bring Thee,
For all that you have shown.

CHORUS

Lord of Darkness, Lord of Light,
Gentle Brother, King of Might,
Praise we sing thee, Love we bring Thee
On this Solstice night.

CHORUS

Maiden, Mother, Ancient Crone,
Queen of Heaven on your throne,
Praise we sing Thee, Love we bring Thee,
For all that you have shown.

Oh, Moon of Silver, Sun of gold
Gentle Lady, Lord so bold
Guide us even, failing never
Lead us in the ways of old

Maiden, Mother, Ancient Crone,
Queen of Heaven on your throne,
Praise we sing Thee, Love we bring Thee,
For all that you have shown.

Lord of darkness, Lord of Light
Gentle brother, King of might
Praise we sing thee, Love we bring thee
On this Solstice Night

Oh, Moon of Silver, Sun of gold
Gentle Lady, Lord so bold
Guide us even, failing never
Lead us in the ways of old

Maiden, Mother, Ancient Crone,
Queen of Heaven on your throne,
Praise we sing Thee, Love we bring Thee,
For all that you have shown.

Oh, Moon of Silver, Sun of gold
Gentle Lady, Lord so bold
Guide us even, failing never
Lead us in the ways of old

Maiden, Mother, Ancient Crone,
Queen of Heaven on your throne,
Praise we sing Thee, Love we bring Thee,
For all that you have shown.

Lord of darkness, Lord of Light
Gentle brother, King of might
Praise we sing thee, Love we bring thee
On this Solstice Night

Oh, Moon of Silver, Sun of gold
Gentle Lady, Lord so bold
Guide us even, failing never
Lead us in the ways of old

Oh, Moon of Silver, Sun of gold
Gentle Lady, Lord so bold
Guide us even, failing never
Lead us in the ways of old


Holly Jolly Yuletide

(Tune: “Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives)

Have a holly jolly Yuletide
It’s the best time of the year
I don’t know if there’ll be snow
But have a cup of cheer

Have a holly jolly Yuletide
And when you’re walking down the street
Say hello to friends you know
And ev’ryone you meet

Oh, ho, the mistletoe
Hung where you can see
Somebody waits for you
Kiss him once for me

Have a holly jolly Yuletide
and in case you didn’t hear
Oh, by golly have a holly jolly
Yuletide this year!

El Solsticio

(Tune: “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano)

El Solsticio
El Solsticio
El Solsticio
Prospero año y felicidad

The Solstice has come!
The Solstice has come!
The Solstice had come!
It’s time for magick and lots of fun!

I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
From the cauldron of my hearth!

I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
From the cauldron of my hearth!

El Solsticio
El Solsticio
El Solsticio
Prospero año y felicidad

The Solstice has come!
The Solstice has come!
The Solstice had come!
It’s time for magick and lots of fun!

I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
From the cauldron of my hearth!

I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
From the cauldron of my hearth!

El Solsticio
El Solsticio
El Solsticio
Prospero ano y felicidad

The Solstice has come!
The Solstice has come!
The Solstice had come!
It’s time for magick and lots of fun!

I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
From the cauldron of my hearth!

I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
I wanna wish you a merry Solstice!
From the cauldron of my hearth!

El Solsticio
hey hey
El Solsticio
El Solsticio
Prospero año y felicidad

 

The Animal Solstice Song

(Tune: We Wish You A Merry Christmas)

Bee fish ewe a mare egrets moose
Bee fish ewe a mare egrets moose
Bee fish ewe a mare egrets moose
Panda hippo gnu deer!

Good tidings we bring to fur, fowl, and fin
Good tidings for Solstice
Panda hippo gnu deer!

Bee fish ewe a mare egrets moose
Bee fish ewe a mare egrets moose
Bee fish ewe a mare egrets moose
Panda hippo gnu deer!

Oh bring us some sunny days, please
Oh bring us some sunny days, please
Oh bring us some sunny days, please
We want the new year!

Good tidings we bring to fur, fowl, and fin
Good tidings for Solstice
Panda hippo gnu deer!

We can’t go until the dawn comes
We can’t go until the dawn comes
We can’t go until the dawn comes
We want the new year!

Good tidings we bring to fur, fowl, and fin
Good tidings for Solstice
Panda hippo gnu deer!

Bee fish ewe a mare egrets moose
Bee fish ewe a mare egrets moose
Bee fish ewe a mare egrets moose
Panda hippo gnu deer!

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O Yuletide Tree

(Author Unknown. Tune: “O, Tannenbaum (O, Christmas Tree)” by Author Unknown)

O Yuletide Tree, O Yuletide Tree
How lovely are thy branches
O Yuletide Tree, O Yuletide Tree
How lovely are thy branches
The thought of you as Yule draws near
Brings joyful tiding of great cheer
O Yuletide Tree, O Yuletide Tree
To us you are so lovely.

O Yuletide Tree, O Yuletide Tree
Evergreen and fragrant
O Yuletide Tree, O Yuletide Tree
Evergreen and fragrant
We bring you in our home to be
A sign of life’s eternity
O Yuletide Tree, O Yuletide Tree
Forever green and lovely

O Yuletide Tree, O Yuletide Tree
We thank you for your blessings
O Yuletide Tree, O Yuletide Tree
We thank you for your blessings
With golden stars and twinkling light
You cheer us on this holy night
O Yuletide Tree, O Yuletide Tree
Thou art most fair and lovely

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Lady Moon Shines Softly Down

(Author unknown.  Tune: “O Little Town of Bethlehem” by Author Unknown)

Lady moon shines softly down
To light the Earth below
As we, her children, gather here
Around the Yule fire’s glow

We wait for morning’s dawning
First light of holy birth
Our Lady turns the wheel of life
Her Son returns to Earth

With joy we’ll greet his dawning
A new year has begun
With increased light is bright new hope
Reborn in Everyone.

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