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All Through The Night Christmas Song

All Through The Night

Year: 1784

Written By: Traditional

'All Through The Night' was an 18th century traditional Welsh folk song called 'Ar Hyd y Nos' which was not originally written as a Christmas carol but has developed into one over the years. The lyrics may have changed but the air remains the same as originally intended.

'All Through The Night' have been sung by several artists including Christmas favourite Perry Como, whose slow inspirational version exhibits all the qualities of the singers' wholesome voice. In 2007, Olivia Newton-John teamed up with Michael McDonald on her 'Christmas Wish' album, which included a piano tinkling take of the carol.


All Through The Night Lyrics

Sleep my child and peace attend thee,
All through the night...
Guardian angels God will send 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...

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...