Ar hyd y nos
All Through the Night / In stiller Nacht

Melody - Melody - Welsh Traditional

Original Welsh

Holl amrantau'r sêr ddywedant
Ar hyd y nos
"Dyma'r ffordd i fro gogoniant;"
Ar hyd y nos
Golau arall yw tywyllwch,
I arddangos gwir brydferthwch,
Teulu'r nefoedd mewn tawelwch,
Ar hyd y nos.

O mor siriol gwêna seren
Ar hyd y nos
I oleuo'i chwaer ddaearen;
Ar hyd y nos
"Nos yw henaint pan ddaw cystudd,
Ond i harddu dyn a'i hwyrddydd,
Rho'wn ein golau gwan i'n gilydd,
Ar hyd y nos."

Tr. by J. Mark Sugars

Stars gaze down and tell their story,
All through the night,
"Here's the way to a land of glory,"
All through the night;
Other light seems merely darkness
When true beauty shines upon us,
Heaven's family tranquil o'er us,
All through the night.

See how smiles a star serenely
All through the night,
Beaming at the moon so keenly,
All through the night;
"Night is old age, with grief coming
But, adorning Man and evening
Pale light from us will be streaming
All through the night."

Tr. Carl G. Hardebeck

Klar und mild die Sterne schimmern
In stiller Nacht,
Heimlich flüsternd raunt ihr Flimmern
In stiller Nacht:
"Finsternis sinkt hüllend nieder;
Brüder, singt, die ew'gen Lieder,
Daß die Sphären klingen wieder
In stiller Nacht.

Himmel lächelt, wenn wir blinken
In stiller Nacht,
Schwester Erde grüßend winken
In stiller Nacht,
Nacht und Leid ist aller Enden,
Doch, dem Menschen Trost zu spenden,
Laßt uns mildes Licht ihm senden
In stiller Nacht."

Popular variation
1. Sleep my love, and peace attend thee
All through the night;
Guardian angels God will lend thee,
All through the night,
Soft the drowsy hours are creeping,
Hill and vale in slumber steeping,
I my loving vigil keeping,
All through the night.

2. Angels watching ever round thee,
All through the night,
In thy slumbers close surround thee,
All through the night,
They should of all fears disarm thee,
No forebodings should alarm thee,
They will let no peril harm thee,
All through the night.

Newer Verses
2. While the moon her watch is keeping
All through the night
While the weary world is sleeping
All through the night
O'er thy spirit gently stealing
Visions of delight revealing
Breathes a pure and holy feeling
All through the night.

3. 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.

1. Deep the silence 'round us spreading
all through the night.
Dark the path that we are treading
all through the night.
Still the coming day discerning
by the hope within us burning.
To the dawn our footsteps turning
all though the night.
  2. Star of faith, the dark adorning,
all through the night
leads us fearless t'wards the morning
all through the night.
Though our hearts be wrapt in sorrow
from the hope of dawn we borrow
promise of a glad tomorrow
all through the night.

Though I roam a minstrel lonely
All through the night
My true harp shall praise thee only
All through the night
Love's young dream alas is over
Yet my song of love shall hover
Near the presence of my lover
All through the night

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