The most common Yule songs of the world are also popular in Iceland, both psalms and lighter tunes. Some of the most popular are listed at the bottom, but musical notation for the homegrown Icelandic psalm of "The Night was such a Splendid One", and the tune of "Soon the blessed Yule will arrive", are shown here, along with a translation of the first verse of each one.
These two stamps illustrate the beginning and the end
of the music to "Nóttin sú var ágæt ein".
"Nóttin sú var ágæt ein"
"The Night was such a Splendid One"
"Bráðum koma blessuð jólin"
"Soon the blessed Yule will arrive"
The most popular imported Yule songs are:
These are just a very few of the popular Yule songs in Iceland. The music and the sentiment are the same all over the world.