Saturday, December 24, 2011

All Through the Night

My favorite song at Chrismastime: All Through the Night

Though not a Christmas song when the music was first published in 1784, this Welsh tune has survived for over 225 years. Harold Boulton wrote the 'Christmas' lyrics to it sometime around 1900.

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.

Angels watching ever round thee
All through the night
In thy slumbers close surround thee
All through the night
They will of all fears disarm thee,
No forebodings should alarm thee,
They will let no peril harm thee
All through the night.

Wishing everyone a peace-filled and joy-filled holiday!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Darius!!

    A lovely song. We wish you were here to hang out with us. :0)

    Toots and Mom


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