Winter songs: My Lantern, My Lantern

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Winter songs: My Lantern, My Lantern (author unknown)

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I love winter songs, especially sweet simple winter songs that can be sung in a round with small children during Lantern walks or candlelit spiral celebrations.  This song is one that we sang at my son’s Winter kindergarten festival.  How lovely it was to sing this lovely melody over and over again.  Ned hasn’t stopped singing it since!

You might like it too. I thought it fitting that I would post it today, being Winter Solstice -the longest night/shortest day of the year. We are off to the Lismore Lantern festival tomorrow and I know there are plenty of other mesmerising winter lantern and fire celebrations happening around the place too. Perhaps you can sing this in the car on your way to a winter celebration near you. I’m sure it will be just the thing to get you in the lovely winter mood… Enjoy.


These are the words:


My lantern, my lantern

Shining near and far

Shining like the moon

Shining like the sun

Shining like a silver star


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