"Hún Jörð" as written by Jon Thor Birgisson, Agust Aevar Gunnarsson and Georg Holm....
Móðir vor sem ert á jörðu,
Heilagt veri nafn þitt.
Komi ríki þitt,
Og veri vilji þinn framkvæmd ur í oss,
eins og han er í þér.
Eins og þú.
Sendir hvern dag þína engla
Sendu þá einnig til oss.
Fyrirgefið oss vorar syndir,
Eins og vér bætum fyrir
Allar vorar syndir gagn- vart þér.
Og leið oss eigi til sjúkleika,
Heldur fær oss frá öllu illu,
því þín er jörðin
Líkaminn og heilsan.
Amen


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    General CommentEnglish Translation

    Our Mother, who art in Earth,
    Hallowed be Thy name.
    Thy kingdom come.
    Thy will be done
    On us as it is in you.
    As you send Thy angels every day,
    Send them to us aswell
    And forgive us our trespasses
    As we forgive those
    Who trespass against you.
    And lead us not into sickness,
    But deliver us from evil,
    Because yours is the earth
    And the body
    And the health
    Amen.
    rubenon September 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI definitely agree with 'timothyreal'. it gives a strong sense of battle/war or something phenomenal. Excellent.
    nicola234on October 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSubverting religious imagery and writing is always the best subversion.
    Xav-Rahmiron May 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is the most beautiful Sigur Ros song, by far. It also has some of the best lyrics...they have a very clear meaning; a worship for Mother Earth.
    The fact that they copied "The Lord's Prayer" and replaced all references to God with Mother Earth could either be a harmless way to make a song that praises Mother Earth or it could be a way of saying that we should worship Her and not God (or at least not the standard religious image of God). Not sure, but either way it's very inventive and effective. Maybe we, as humans on this earth, need to worship an idea of God less and the actual planet we live in more.
    Lanimilbuson July 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the English translation is off on a couple of lines. ;)

    I think the lyrics need no explanation.
    IdiotequeDanceon June 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song to me sounds like a big battle.
    timothyrealon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfunny you should say that i could imagine it with the fall of gondolin
    Brian McGlynnon March 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFall of Gondolin - best metaphor for this song. Ever. Now I won't be able to get it out of my head any time when I listen to it...
    die kleine Hexeon November 01, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSome of the best music (including the vox) I've heard in a while-- just discovered this week,10 years after it was released. My conscience just died though as a Christian, reading his idolatrous coup of the Lord's Prayer.... so sad.
    drds63on February 20, 2007   Link

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