Families and Community Members are warmly invited to our Community Lantern Walk preceded by a Lantern Making Afternoon.

An Autumn Lantern Walk is a traditional celebration for children that inspires connection to the rhythms of nature, community and the light within.

Join in one and all for an evening of beauty and wonder!  Let’s let our little lights shine together as the daylight wanes and we move into the darkest time of the year. We will walk in reverence and song and arrive at a bonfire to share in more song and hot apple cider.

Lantern Making Afternoon
Sunday, Nov. 5th 1:00 – 3:30pm
Pioneer Room, Mansons Hall
Bring your own jars if you have them. +/- 500ml  is a good size. Everything else is provided. Come make a lantern and learn the songs we will be singing at the walk. Lyrics and links for songs are below.
Here is a link to make your lantern at home: https://youtu.be/gRh6M4Z9NKA

Autumn Lantern Walk
NEW DATE: Monday, Nov.13th 6:00 – 8:00pm
NEW LOCATION:     Smelt Bay Park
We’ll begin near the farthest parking lot and our lantern walk will lead us to a bonfire, warm cider, bread and butter.
Our intention is for a quiet reverent evening. Please make sure your little ones stay right with you.
Weather permitting.
Everyone and all lanterns welcome.

Contact cortesfsc@gmail.com if you would like to help out.

Lantern Songs

***We especially hope you’ll learn the songs asterisked in red. 

***LANTERN WALK SONG MELODY / VIDEO

*****LANTERN WALK SONG LYRICS

I go with my bright little lantern,
My lantern is going with me.
In heaven the stars will be shining,
On earth shines my lantern for me.

The lights grow dim as we go in
La-bimba-la-bomba-la-boom
The lights grow dim as we go in
La-bimba-la-bomba-la-boom.

AUDIO – Lantern Songs: 0:00 Down with Darkness, 0:32 *****My Lantern, 1:00 Fire’s Burning

DOWN WITH DARKNESS -Hebrew chant
Down with darkness
up with light
up with sunshine
down with night
each of us is one small light
but together we shine bright
go away darkest, blackest night
go away, give way to light

*****MY LANTERN, trad. 
My lantern, my lantern
sun and moon and starlight
through the darkest night we go
glow my little lantern glow

FIRE’S BURNING – trad campfire song
Fire’s burning , fire’s burning
draw nearer, draw nearer
in the gloaming
in the gloaming
come sing and be merry

GLIMMER LANTERN GLIMMER MELODY / VIDEO

GLIMMER LANTERN GLIMMER LYRICS- trad

Glimmer, lantern, glimmer,
Little stars a-shimmer,
Over meadow, moor and dale,
Flitter, flutter elfin veil,
Pee-witt, pee-witt, tick-a-tick-a-tick,
Rou-cou, rou-cou.

Glimmer, lantern, glimmer,
Little stars a-shimmer,
Over rock and stock and stone,
Wander tripping little gnome,
Pee-witt, pee-witt, tick-a-tick-a-tick,
Rou-cou, rou-cou.

AUDIO – Let Your Little Light Shine – Ysaye Barnwell arrangement

LET YOUR LITTLE LIGHT SHINE LYRICS  Trad Gospel
Let your little light shine, shine, shine
let your little light shine , oh my Lord
’cause there may be , someone down in the valley
tryin’ to get home
Well it could be me or it could be you
could be your brother or your sister too
yes there may be, someone down in the valley
tryin’ to get home

PRINTABLE LYRICS – CLICK HERE TO PRINT ALL THE SONGS