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Advent Calendar Day 15 – Gläns Över Sjö och Strand (Christmas Song)

Advent Calendar Day 15 – Gläns Över Sjö och Strand (Christmas Song)

I’m a bit tired this evening, and have an early morning tomorrow, so I thought I’d just share a Christmas song I like. It’s one of my favorites. Originally a poem by Viktor Rydberg, Gläns Över Sjö och Strand is a fairly traditional but beautiful account of the birth of Jesus and the star of Bethlehem. The title means, roughly “Gleam over lake and beach“. If I wasn’t so dang tired, I’d attempt to translate the lyrics but they’re a bit too pretty for a botched job. Like many Christmas songs, they’ve been recorded by multiple artists. You can find many of them on YouTube. I quite like the rendition below: