Saturday, December 13, 2014

Santa Lucia, Saint of Light


Santa Lucia
by Katherine Hyde
based on traditional Swedish lyrics


Night treads with heavy step
Round yard and hearth
Woods brood in darkness now
Sun's gone from earth


But through the darkness comes, 
With brightness glowing, 
Saint of the heav'n-ly light, 
Our Savior showing


Maiden so sweet and fair, 
Bright candles in your hair, 
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia! 


Child of the holy light, 
Banish the dark of night, 
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!

 

Night now goes great and mute
Silence rules all things
What is that murmuring
As of an angel's wings


There on our threshold
White-robed and shining 
Comes she with bread to spare
Our need divining


Maiden so sweet and fair, 
Bright candles in your hair, 
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia! 


Child of the holy light, 
Banish the dark of night, 
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!


Darkness shall soon depart
From vale and mountain
She brings good new to us
Light like a fountain


Soon day shall rise anew
Daystar is coming
In skies of rosy hue
Salvation's dawning


Maiden so sweet and fair, 
Bright candles in your hair, 
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia! 


Child of the holy light, 
Banish the dark of night, 
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!


A few links:
Dept. 56 Lucia Statue (found on ebay)


Santa Lucia, Ora Pro Nobis!