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The Coming of the Light

In this darkest coldest night,
Gather in with kith and kin.
Light the need-fire, burning bright;
Kindled by the flame within.

Hear the mighty hoofbeats' thunder
As the wild hunt rules the night;
Fear not the sound of Sleipnir's passing;
Hail the coming of the light!

Celebrate the great wheel's turning
In this darkest, coldest night;
With the yule log brightly burning,
Sing, and praise the coming light!

Gather round the hearty table,
We have laid a harvest feast.
Fortified against the darkness,
Light is rising from the east.

Raise the horn in merry toasting,
Feast and greet the coming light.
Sing wassail with kith and kindred,
Praise the passing of the night.

Hail, wassail to friend and family,
Frith and troth on this dark night;
We are all one with kith and kinsmen-
Hail the coming of the light!

© Lavrans Karl Reimer-Møller


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