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Sankta Lucia Song

I am surprised after all these years I haven’t found the whole Sankta Luica song, nor found the time to translate it!

Well, TG for YouTube.  Easy enough to search for one, and I found this great channel that not only has the song, but includes the lyrics in Swedish! Enough for me 🙂

Here are the lyrics for you, with my attempt at a translation. I’m sure there will be some corrections in the comments soon (right Thomas?) 😀

Natten går tunga fjät
rund gård och stuva;
kring jord, som sol förlät*,
skuggorna ruva.
Då i vårt mörka hus,
stiger med tända ljus,
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.

Natten går stor och stum
nu hörs dess vingar
i alla tysta rum
sus som av vingar.
Se, på vår tröskel står
vitklädd med ljus i hår
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.

Mörkret ska flykta snart
ur jordens dalar
så hon ett underbart
ord till oss talar.
Dagen ska åter ny
stiga ur rosig sky
Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.

The night treads heavily
around yards and dwellings;
in places unreached by sun,
the shadows brood.
Then in our dark house,
she walks in with ignited light,
Saint Lucia, Saint Lucia.

The night is large and quiet
now we can hear her wings
in all the silent room
whispers like wings.
See, on our doorstep she stands
white dressed with light in her hair
Saint Lucia, Saint Lucia.

The darkness will soon leave
out of the earths descends
so she wonderful
word for us to plead.
The day will again be new
rise up the rosy sky
Saint Lucia, Saint Lucia.

swedish-lucia-song

Now you can sing this song on December 13th to celebrate Saint Lucia day!

4 Comments

  1. Thomas
    December 9, 2016 at 18:08 — Reply

    Nice translation!

    • January 16, 2017 at 13:55 — Reply

      Thank you! That means a lot, coming from you Thomas, I know you wouldn’t say it if it wasn’t true 🙂

  2. December 10, 2016 at 11:12 — Reply

    Thank you for the English translation! 🙂

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Hilary lived two years in Norrland, Sweden (Northern Sweden) and fell in love with the country. While she now lives in a place that is the complete opposite of Sweden (Arizona), she constantly tries to bring Sweden to the desert.