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Mithrandir (soundtrack)

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The name Mithrandir refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Mithrandir (disambiguation).

Mithrandir is a song from the soundtrack of the 1978 film The Lord of the Rings. It is the only song on the soundtrack with lyrics, and serves as a lament for Gandalf.

The music was written by Leonard Rosenman, the lyrics were written by Mark Fleischer. A shorter version formed the background music for the twenty-first scene, "Homage to Gandalf".

Lyrics

 
Let the night never cease to call you
Let the day nevermore be the same
Though you've gone where we cannot find you
In each heart you have set your name
Mithrandir far you wander
And long may your name be sung
Through kingdoms of starlight
And realms of the sun
Mithrandir though you're hidden
We're still guided by your light
You're walking beside us
A friend in the night
We were lost when the dark descended
And the light gathered into a storm
You appeared like a sunlit morning
At the winds of a world at war
Mithrandir far you wander
And long may your name be sung
Through kingdoms of starlight
And realms of the sun
Mithrandir though you're hidden
We're still guided by your light
You're walking beside us
A friend in the night
Mithrandir rising through the shadow
Like a star shining deep in its home
You will dwell in our hearts forever
Nevermore will we stand alone