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Beyond the Lone Islands

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A Thousand Candles

2010-11-25 advent

Advent Calendar / 7 December

Listen at YouTube to one of the most common Swedish Christmas hymns, “Nu tändas tusen juleljus” – “We light a thousand candles bright”. (Sung in Swedish by ABBA singer Agnetha Fältskog and daughter back in 1980.)

Here is an English translation of the lyrics which I found at

We light a thousand candles bright, around the earth today,
And all the beams will shine across the heaven's grand display.
Yes, over land and sea tonight the joyful message brings
The birth of Him, our Lord and Christ, our Savior and our King.
Dear brightest star o'er Bethlehem, O let your precious light
Shine in with hope and peace toward men in ev'ry home tonight.
In all our house so cold and dark, please send your warmth sublime,
The warmth that comes from Jesus' love this blessed Christmas time.


Ginny said...

What lovely pictures! That was Abba! I wonder if that was their children?

Sandra said...

i liked the video, i have never heard swedish spoken or sung and thanks for the words, beautiful. candles are beautiful


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