Songs and Chants

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AVE, MY LADY(Ave Maria)

Maiden of beauty, hear us as we call to thee

Come forth and take thy place as Mother

Reborn the child of light must be

Queen of the night, O lady of wisdom we call

Weave they magick tonight

Here we stand and humbly wait for thee

Come within and fill our souls with love

As thy sphere of stars is slowing turning

Bring us new light, the light of your glorious Son

Ave My Lady

BRING A TORCH

Bring a torch, O brothers and sisters

Bring a torch, light Yule fires bright

We gather this night to wait for the dawning

Come quickly; I see the first rays of light

Ah! Ah! How radiant the Mother

Ah! Ah! How brightly shines the Sun.

Sing in praise of our gracious Lady

Sing in praise of her glorious Son

The wheel has turned

Tis time for the morning

Dance gaily; we shall welcome the Sun

Ah! Ah! How radiant the Mother

Ah! Ah! How brightly shines the Sun

LADY MOON SHINES SOFTLY

(O Little Town of Bethlehem)

Lady Moon shines softly down

To light the Earth below

As we, her children, gather here

Around the Yule fire’s glow

We wait for morning’s dawning

First light of her son’s birth

Our Lady turns the Wheel of Life

Her Son returns to Earth

With joy we’ll greet his dawning

A new year has begun

With increased light is bright new hope

Reborn in everyone.

O YULETIDE TREE

(Oh Christmas Tree)

O Yuletide tree, O Yuletide tree

How lovely are thy branches

O Yuletide tree, O Yuletide tree

How lovely are thy branches

The thought of you as Yule draws near

Brings joyful tidings of great cheer

O Yuletide tree, O Yuletide tree

To us you are so lovely.

O Yuletide tree, O Yuletide tree

Evergreen and fragrant

O Yuletide tree, O Yuletide tree

Evergreen and fragrant

We bring you in our home to be

A sign of life’s eternity

O Yuletide tree, O Yuletide tree

Forever green and lovely.

O Yuletide tree, O Yuletide tree

We thank you for your blessings

O Yuletide tree, O Yuletide tree

We thank you for your blessings

With golden stars and twinkling light

You cheer us on this holy night

O Yuletide tree, O Yuletide tree

Thou art most fair and lovely.

MOTHERS AND FATHERS OF OLD

Far across this mortal plane

Mothers and fathers of old

We pray that ye return again

Mothers and fathers of old

To share with us the mysteries

And secrets long untold

Of the ancient ways we seek to reclaim

Mothers and fathers of old

Fur and feather

Fur and feather, scale and skin

Different without, but the same within

Many of body, but one of soul

Through all creatures are the gods made whole.

ANCIENT MOTHER

Ancient mother, I hear you calling

Ancient mother, I hear your song

Ancient mother, I hear your laughter

Ancient mother, I hear your tears.

WE ARE THE FLOW


We are the flow

We are the ebb

We are the weavers

We are the web

We are the weavers

We are the web

We are the spyders

We are the thread

We are the spyders

We are the thread

We are the witches

Back from the dead

THE BEGINNING OF THE EARTH

The ocean is the beginning of the earth

All life comes from the sea

(sing in rounds, repeatedly)

By The Earth That Is Her Body


By the Earth that is Her body

By the Air that is His breath

By the Fire that is His bright spirit

By the living Waters of Her womb

May the peace of The Goddess be

Forever in your heart

The circle is open but unbroken

Merry meet and merry part.

THE RIVER IS FLOWING

The river is flowing

flowing and growing

The river is flowing

Down to the sea

Mother carry me,

Your child I will always be

Mother carry me

Down to the sea.

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