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Thread #3229   Message #15908
Posted By: Helen
06-Nov-97 - 06:20 PM
Thread Name: Songs to celebrate a new baby
Subject: Lyr Add: ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT^^^
(Got there, at last, after a complete system shutdown and scandisk session.)

When I worked in a library a few years back someone rang and asked for some poetry or words to say for a non-Christian, non-conventional, probably pagan baby-blessing. These are the two songs I thought of immediately: Suo Gan & All Through the Night.

Just a note, though, about this one: I don't remeber the bit about the lover in the version I had, but it may have been sanitised out of the book I had. This version seems to be about the critical points in life: birth, marriage and death.

Helen

ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT

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 dale in slumber sleeping 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 Though I roam a minstrel lonely All through the night My true harp shall praise sing only All through the night Love's young dream, alas, is over Yet my strains of love shall hover Near the presence of my lover All through the night

Hark, a solemn bell is ringing Clear through the night Thou, my love, art heavenward winging Home through the night Earthly dust from off thee shaken Soul immortal shalt thou awaken With thy last dim journey taken Home through the night

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