(Disclaimer--The story behind this song, Middle-Earth, Arda, the Ainur, Eru, mithril, etc. all belong to J.R.R. Tolkien.)

Introduction--In the beginning, Eru, the One, called the holy ones, the Ainur, together and spoke to them of a great Theme--the creation of the world, Arda. To that end the Ainur gatherd and sang, and out of their song, the world was born.

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Song of the World (Ainulindale)
---By Elwen Aiwelinde
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Kindled in me, the Flame Eternal
Given the gift of minstrelsy
Stars in the heavens born of song
World in the darkness, shining, Ea!

Let there be made amidst the Void
A place we will shape and dwell within
Heaven and earth and air and sea
Let the dawn of time begin

Sing now of air, the sky above
Province of Eagles taking wing
Winds in the clouds that carry back
All tidings to the Elder King

Sing now of twilight over all
Brightened with stars forever blest
Shaped from the Fire, silver, gold
Hope for the weary and oppressed

Sing now of trees that spread their leaves
Gathering wisdom o'er the years
Words without voice that all could tell
Watered with rainfall's loving tears

Sing now of earth of craft and loom
Mithril and gold and jewels fair
Mason and carver, smith and forge
Guardian of all that labor there

Sing of the Sea that never slumbers
Fountains of foam and waves and spray
Life-breath of Arda, in your depths
Echoes of Music sing today

Kindled in me, the Flame Eternal
Given the gift of minstrelsy
Stars in the heavens born of song
World in the darkness, shining, Ea!