Suns may rise and set in Suomi,
Rise and set for generations,
When the North will learn my teachings,
Will recall my wisdom-sayings,
Hungry for the true religion.
Then will Suomi need my coming,
Watch for me at dawn of morning,
That I may bring back the Sampo,
Bring anew the harp of joyance,
Bring again the golden moonlight,
Bring again the silver sunshine,
Peace and plenty to the Northland.
kalevala - finnish epic - väinämöinen
Excerpt from poem 50 of the Kalevala, a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled from by Elias Lönnrot from Karelian and Finnish oral folklore. Väinämöinen is the central character of the poem, described as an old and wise man, who possessed a magical singing voice.