Carols of Arda: 2. Joy to Aman!

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2. Joy to Aman!

Joy to Aman! the Flame has flown!
O hear our thankful cry!
No longer need we hear him call-
Ing boasts about both forge and hall:
“You’re not as good as I,
You’re not as good as I—
You’ll never be anywhere near good as I!”

Hear us declare: Finarfin reigns;
We won’t obey this fool!
He thinks that we shall follow him
With faces worn out, hollow, thin,
All sickened for his jewels,
All longing for his jewels—
He and his sons can go and worship worthless jewels!

Pity it is: Fingolfin goes.
We thought he had a head!
While his folk are out on the Ice
All freezing, we shall be quite nice-
Ly tucked up in our bed,
Yes, tucked up in our bed.
Sons of Finwë, remember us – at home, in bed!


Original text:
Joy to the world! the Lord is come.
Let Earth receive her king!
Let every heart
Prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing!

Joy to the world! the Saviour reigns.
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods,
Rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of
His righteousness
And wonders of his love,
And wonders of his love,
And wonders, and wonders of his love!"

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Aerlinnel

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 12/16/02

Original Post: 12/11/02

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