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All Through the Night Carol

All Through the Night is a traditional Welsh folksong which is highly popular and often considered as a Christmas Carol. The song is highly popular with Welsh male voice choirs. It is sung to a tune that was first published in 1784 as Edward Jones Musical & Poetical Relics of the Welsh Bards. The words lyrics were originally written in Welsh by John Ceiriog Hughes and have been translated into many languages, including English.


All Through the Night
Words & Lyrics
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 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 they spirit gently stealing
Visions of delight revealing
Breathes a pure and holy feeling
All through the night.

Love, to thee my thoughts are turning
All through the night
All for thee my heart is yearning,
All through the night.
Though sad fate our lives may sever
Parting will not last forever,
There's a hope that leaves me never,
All through the night.


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