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Across the Streaming Tide

Across the Streaming Tide is a song by the Tolkien metal band Summoning. It appears in their sixth full-lenght album, Oath Bound, released in 2006. The song is about the passing to Beleriand by Noldor.

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In autumn when the wind and sea
Rejoice to live and laugh to be
And scarce the blast that curbs the tree
And bids before it quail and flee

In winter when years when the years burn low
As fire wherein no firebrands glow
And winds disappear as they blow
The stormy wings of snow

The hearts of western elves burn bright
With joy that mocks the spring
To hear all heaven's keen clarions ring
Music, that bites the spirit, sing

And wind by night in northern lands
Arose, and Lord it cried
And drove the ships from ancient strands
Across the streaming tide