Suspicentes in caelum sub noctem longissimam,
Vigilantes somniamus, sub noctem sanctissimam,
Cantores stellae summae, preces ut mirabiles splendent,
Tranquillus tellus est, cantum omnes audiunt.
Gazing out into the skies, on the eve of the longest night,
Here we dream with open eyes on the eve of a holy night,
Choirs of stars high in the air shine
Like some amazing silent prayer.
The earth is still and calm,
Everyone can hear the psalm
(Malcolm Dalglish; melody from an old Belgian fiddle tune)