Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!


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



A Special Nameday Gift - St. Lucia Original Painting from Sleightholm Folk Art
and St. Lucia Doll from The Little Rose Shop (I've been dying to give her this doll since I placed the custom order for it based on one of Heather's paintings earlier this year!)
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!

Santa Lucia and Star Boy Coloring Pages from Waltzing Matilda




Here's the link to the recipe for Saint Lucia's Braided Bread.
Scroll through all our past St. Lucy posts here

Santa Lucia, ora pro nobis!