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Enya - May It Be

'May It Be' is a song by Irish recording artist Enya. It was composed by Enya and Roma Ryan the 2001 film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


The lyrics of this theme song include English words, as well as words in the fictional Elvish language, Quenya, created by JRR Tolkien


There are two lines with phrases written in Quenya. The first, Mornië utúlië, translates to 'Darkness has come.' Mornië alantië translates as 'Darkness has fallen.' Each line repeats twice in the song, with the remaining song lyrics written in English. They are intermingled with the Quenya lyrics, as in the second stanza; "Mornië utúlië, believe and you will find your way; Mornië alantië, a promise lives within you now."


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

Mornië utúlië

Believe and you will find your way

Mornië alantië

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


Enya - May It Be




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