Einn guð í hæðinni / One god on high

from Flúr by FUNI

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Text: trad., anon. Tune: Bára Grímsdóttir.

We found the text for this beautiful lullaby in the book and CD ‘Einnu sinni átti ég gott’, compiled by our friend Rósa Þorsteinsdóttir. Bára made the new tune and arrangement that we sing here.

lyrics

English translation

One god on high
your comforter.
Merciful, may he comfort you,
my little sweet one.

Merciful, may he comfort you,
banish your cares
and heal you, that mildest
maiden’s child.

Heal you that mildest
maiden’s hope.
He who lay in the manger,
the son of the virgin.

He who lay in the manger,
with children he cried.
By his mother’s milk
he was sated.

By his mother’s milk
he was sated.
He was born into the world
both God and man.

He was born into the world,
that blessed light,
heavenly lily
and rose of the heart.

Heavenly lily
and heart’s jewel.
He who came into the world
and helped us.

He who came into the world
and helped you,
you who weep bitterly
with sorrowful mind.

You who weep bitterly
with tear stained cheek,
merciful, may he comfort you
my little sweet one.

credits

from Flúr, track released April 2, 2013
Vocal and kantele, Bára Grímsdóttir
Vocal and guitar, Chris Foster
Vocal, Hafsteinn Þórólfsson

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FUNI Reykjavik, Iceland

FUNI, an old Icelandic word meaning flame or fire, are Bára Grímsdóttir & Chris Foster. Since 2001, they have been breathing new life into great songs that have been hidden away in old recordings, old books and manuscripts for too long. They also add new songs to the tradition. Bára and Chris tour widely in Europe, as well as Iceland and Britain. They have also played in China and the USA. ... more

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