Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady clear!
O Queen beyond the Western Seas!
O Light to us that wander here
Amid the world of woven trees!
Gilthoniel! O Elbereth!
Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath,
Snow-white! Snow-white! We sing to thee
In a far land beyond the Sea.
O stars that in the Sunless Year
With shining hand by her were sown,
In windy fields now bright and clear
We see your silver blossom blown!
O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!
We still remember, we who dwell
In this far land beneath the trees,
Thy starlight on the Western Seas.
~As recited by High Elves (The Fellowship of the Ring - Book 1, Ch. 3 "Three is Company")
A Elbereth Gilthoniel,
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!
~As sung by the Elves (The Fellowship of the Ring - Book 2, Ch. 1 "Many Meetings")
A Elbereth Gilthoniel
o menel palan-díriel,
le nallon sí di'nguruthos!
A tíro nin, Fanuilos!
~As recited by Sam Gamgee (The Two Towers - Book 4, Ch. 10 "The Choices of Master Samwise")
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