This lively part song, about the allure of flickering candles, dances in triple meter. It is especially suitable for Christmas or Chanukah, but can be performed anytime. The variety of available voicings makes this accessible for almost any choral ensemble.
When it is winter, candles are dancing – banishing care
Welcoming warmth and hope fill the air
as beautiful as a prayer.
Dancing, dancing, flickering flames
wondrous their gleams
into our hearts and dreams.
Flames on the candles dance to and fro
they tell us a tale of long, long ago
Shine from the windows with their sweet glow
and whisper what we must know
see them flaming, see their gleaming
into our hearts and dreams
Into the darkness, into the night
see bright little beacons, beaming their light
spreading their joy, wherever they might
and dancing to our delight
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