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“May The Long Time Sun Shine Upon You” — A Song About the Blessing of the Sun

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“May The Long Time Sun Shine Upon You” is a popular song about the spiritual blessing of the sun. Some believe it originated from an old Irish or Celtic blessing, which was later put to melody.

The lyrics of the song are:

May the Long Time Sun
Shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light
within you
Guide your way on
Guide your way on

The lyrics capture in a simple yet beautiful way how the the light of the spiritual sun brings love and guidance that helps a person on their spiritual journey. In the ancient Religion of the Sun, the sun was seen as an emblem of the higher aspect of a person’s consciousness that brings salvation and can reconcile someone on the spiritual path with Divinity.1

The original version of this song was apparently recorded in the sixties as the ending part of another song by The Incredible String Band, but has since then taken on a bit of a life of its own and has been performed by many different artists.

Here is a gentle rendition by the Russian signer Milasa, which we’ve just added to our modern music resources page:

More songs related to the Religion of the Sun can be found here:

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  1. This is a concept explained more in-depth in the book The Path of the Spiritual Sun: A Guide to the Solstices and Equinoxes, by Belsebuub and Angela Pritchard (Mystical Life Publications, 2016), Chapter 1 p. 12. 

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