May it be an evening star
Shines down upon you
May it be when darkness falls
Your heart will be true
You walk a lonely road
Oh! How far you are from home

Mornie utulie
Believe and you will find your way
Mornie alantie
A promise lives within you now

May it be the shadow's call
Will fly away
May it be your journey on
To light the day
When the night is overcome
You may rise to find the sun

Mornie utulie (darkness has come)
Believe and you will find your way
Mornie alantie (darkness has fallen)
A promise lives within you now

A promise lives within you now

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May It Be Lyrics as written by Eithne Ni Bhraonain Howard Shore

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  • +5
    General CommentOkay im sorry, but if one more christian starts doing a god and harsh times of the christian path comparison i am going to hurl. I am a huge enya fan and I'm sorry but there are so many different ways to praise the song without bringing religion into it. No offense to the Christian religion though.
    derek808on January 27, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI haven't seen LoTR, and I don't know if I intend on doing so, but I love this song. I spend a lot of time drawing (not as a living, of course, I'm only 12) and it really inspires me when I listen to this song, because I do a lot of fantasy pictures... I definitely love Enya, and I wish more of my 12 year old friends would stop listening to their pop and rap and try listening to Enya...
    BritneySpears Suckson August 12, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song reminds me of hard times and never giving up and looking for hope. And also discusses personal sacrifice for the better of people around you. Which makes it perfect for Lord of the Rings. Since LOTR is based off dark times and looking towards hope. This song makes me emotional. The video can almost make you cry.
    brainchildon March 05, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is great! It matches perfect with the movie "The lord of the rings: The fellowship of the ring". It had to take the oscar!
    Luthienon May 07, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe first time that I heard this song I cried so hard... it's so beautiful, and the meaning is clear and true. It can be about so many things, but the way I interpreted it was about being a Christian and how hard it can be. Christians truly do walk a lonely road, and alot of times you can crack under the pressure of this world. But if you just hold on, "you may rise to find the sun," which to me means Jesus. I think that Tolkien would have loved this song, with him being a Christian and all.
    Evening staron December 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so absolutely beautiful. it does fit very well with TLOTR. ilike it without it though. i just seriously cannot describe how beautifil it is.
    Desaparecidaon July 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is the anthem of the beauty that can exist in this world, and in the next. Hope, it last forever, through the test of time.
    You really can feel every word of the book.
    blinkcat00on November 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA more accurate way to look at this song would overall be the agon of the elves in The Silmarillion.
    Vishakanthaon May 07, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song in the context of the books and movies is indeed religious, but it isn't Christian. The evening star in the first line refers to Varda, the elvish Queen of the Heavens. This is supported by the Quenya in the refrain.
    Wiccanbabeon May 25, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirstly, I would like to point out songs mean different things to different people, sometimes they are merely for enjoyment, sometimes they are for stress, sometimes we speak through them. The point is , we all will have different opinions and one is not more right than another.

    My personal interpretation of this song is that it is not a religious one, I feel that it has to do with hope, and the feeling of being surrounded in darkness, and being alone wherever one turns. I feel it represents having faith in the future, and believing that there is a calm after the storm, and that ships will sail in safer waters once the tide has come down.

    Its a very well composed song, the voice is beautiful, I enjoy this.
    55sweetie55on August 26, 2014   Link

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