Solstice Song

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SATB/piano - words & music by Alouette Iselin - arr. Peter Amidon

In the Amidons' Twenty-five Anthems for Interfaith & Community Choirs, 2nd Edition. Alouette Iselin, who penned this beautiful song, lives across river from us in New Hampshire. Mary Alice and I sing this with piano/banjo on our "I'll Never Forget" CD.  We include a simpler version of the piano/SATB arrangement in our "Twenty-five Anthems for Interfaith & Community Choirs" book of Amidon arrangements.  This newer piano/SATB arrangement was written in December, 2014, for the Guilford Community Church. The recording you hear here is from a live concert by the Starry Mountain Singers.

LYRICS

Solstice Song 
by Alouette Iselin

CHORUS
Let me come in and share your light,
For I'm without a friend tonight,
Let me come in and share your light,
And a warm place by your fire.

It looks so golden warm within,
Sheltered from the winter wind,
Songs and laughter, friends and kin
Have brought me to your door.

Open your door, for here I stand,
My only gift is my empty hand,
And empty heart and broken plans,
This dark day of the year.

I am without a home today,
And soon I will be on my way,
I only ask you to let me stay,
For an hour by your fire.

 

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