Album version 4:47 English 2008

Quotes about the song

Enya: The other side of it is ‘Journey of the Angels’. It’s more the slow traditional carol. It wa a piece that took a journey musically as a Christmas carol and that’s what I tried to capture.

Roma Ryan: ‘Journey of the Angels’ is the piece I love. It’s done in a very traditional, religious way. It’s a story of the nativity as we would write in the 21st century.

Enya: So, it’s two different ways to try to see what a 21st century carol should sound like [referring to ‘White is in the winter night’].

And Winter Came EPK, 2008
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‘Journey of the Angels’ is dedicated to Tim Royes, the late director of ‘Amarantine’ and ‘It’s in the rain’ music videos.


in a winter night
the angels
begin their flight;
dark skies
with miles to go,
no footsteps
to be lost in snow.

They fly to you
Oh, new-born king
They fly to you
Oh, angels sing

one is sorrow
one is peace
one will come
to give you sleep
one is comfort
one is grief
one will take
the tears you weep

New star
in a midnight sky
in heaven
all the angels fly
soft wings so true
and all things
they will give to you

in a winter night
the angels
begin their flight

all sing
Oh, angels,
a new-born king
all sing
Oh, angels
a new-born king

lyrics by Roma Ryan
EMI Music Publishing Ltd, 2008