Melodie: „The first noel“ On this Winter holiday, let us stop and recall That this season is holy to one and to all. Unto some a Son is born, unto us comes a Sun, And we know, if they don’t that all paths are one. Chorus:Share the light, share the light! Share the light, share the Light! All paths are one on this holy night! Be it Chanukah or Yule, Christmas time or Solstice night, All celebrate the eternal light. Lighted tree or burning log, Or eight candle flames. All gods are one god, whatever their names.
Melodie: „We Three Kings“ Maiden, Mother, Ancient Crone, Queen of Heaven on your throne, Praise we sing Thee, Love we bring Thee, For all that you have shown. Chorus:Oh, Moon of Silver, Sun of Gold, Gentle Lady, Lord so bold! Guide us ever, failing never, Lead us in ways of old. Lord of Darkness, Lord of Light, Gentle Brother, King of Might, Praise we sing thee, Love we bring Thee On this Solstice night.
Melodie: „God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen“ God rest ye merry, paganfolk, Let nothing you dismay. Remember that the Sun returns Upon this Solstice day. The growing dark is ending now And Spring is on its way. Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy! Oh, tidings of comfort and joy. The Goddess rest ye merry, too, And keep you safe from harm. Remember that we live within The circle of Her arms, And may Her love give years to come A very special charm. Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy! Oh, tidings of comfort and joy!
Joy to the world! The Lord is come! Let Earth receive her king! Let every heart prepare him room And Heaven and Nature sing,And Heaven and Nature sing, And Heaven and Heaven and Nature sing. Welcome our King who brings us life. Our Lady gives him birth! His living light returneth to warm the seeds within us And wake the sleeping earth, And wake the sleeping earth, And wake and wake the sleeping earth. Light we the fires to greet our Lord, Our Light! Our Life! Our King! Let every voice be lifted to sing his holy praises, And Heaven and Nature sing,And Heaven and Nature sing, And Heaven and Heaven and Nature sing. andere Versionen: Joy to the world, the sun has come! Let Earth receive her Lord! Let every heart, prepare him room, And all of nature sing, and all of nature sing, And all, and all of nature sing! Welcome the Lord, who brings us Light! The Lady gives him birth! His living light returneth to warm the seeds within us! And wakes the sleeping earth, and wakes the sleeping earth, And wakes, and wakes the sleeping earth! We light the fires, to greet the sun;Our light,
Text von Carusone; Melodie „The twelve days of christmas“ On the first day of Yuletide my true love gave to me, a Circle around a Pine Tree. On the second day of Yuletide my true love gave to me, Two pointed Horns and a Circle ‚round a Pine Tree. etc. A Circle around a Pine Tree Two pointed Horns Three Silver Cups Four Pentagrams Five Magick Rings Six critters Fetching Seven Candles Glowing Eight Fires Blazing Nine Herbs a-Brewing Ten Stones a-Standing Eleven Brooms a-Flying Twelve Witches Dancing
Text von Shekhinah Mountainwater; Melodie „The twelve days of christmas“ On the first day of Solstice the Goddess sent to me, some healing to set me free. On the second day of Solstice the Goddess sent to me, Gifts from my love and some healing to set me free. etc. 1. Some healing to set me free 2. Gifts from my love 3. A helping dream 4. A branch of evergreen 5. Joyous song 6. Greetings from my neighbors 7. Magick for the year 8. Fine conversation 9. Nine pearls of wisdom 10. Candles for the lighting 11. Deep contemplation 12. Showers of abundance 13. A grand celebration‘
Text von Lunaea Weatherstone; Melodie: „We three kings“ von John H. Hopkins Goddesses of the Solstice are we Bringers of the Star and the Tree Maiden, Mother, Crone uncover Winter’s deep mystery. Chorus:Oh, time of wisdom, time of light Time of Winter’s darkest night Goddess hold me, Love enfold me Open me to Your light. Maiden of the darkness, I sing Underworlds of wisdom, I bring Seeking, learning, Kore returning Bearing the light of Spring. Demeter, the slumbering Earth Dreaming of the Daughter’s rebirth Candles lighted, world united Knowing our own true worth. Crone of deepest wisdom, I dwell Deep in Time’s mysterious well Dreaming, daring, teaching, sharing Hecate’s secret spell.
Text von Susan M. Shaw; Melodie: „We wish you a merry christmas“ We wish you a merry Solstice We wish you a merry Solstice We wish you a merry Solstice And a happy New Year! Chorus:Good tidings we bring To you and your kin We wish you a merry Solstice! And a happy New Year! Our feasting is not so simple Our feasting is not so simple Our feasting is not so simple On this Hollyday! We’ve eggnog and punch and wassail We’ve eggnog and punch and wassail We’ve eggnog and punch and wassail And hot chocolate too! We’ve breads, cakes and Solstice cookies We’ve breads, cakes and Solstice cookies We’ve breads, cakes and Solstice cookies Plus crackers and buns! Now bring us some figgy pudding Now bring us some figgy pudding Now bring us some figgy pudding And bring it right now! We won’t go until we get some We won’t go until we get some We won’t go until we get some So bring some right now!
Text: Anie Burke-Webb; Melodie: „Greensleeves“ What child is this, who rises now from His Mother’s womb returning. Her children greet most joyously the sight of His face’s bright burning. Chorus:This, this is the Sun child born, The radiant one, the light returned Born unto the world again, This child, the promise of summer. His growing light returns the warmth that darkness stole from out the Earth To bud the leaves, and blossoms bring to signal the Spring’s rebirth. Chorus
Text von Ellen Reed; Melodie: „It came upon a midnight clear“ Ye children all of Mother Earth Join hands and circle around To celebrate the Solstice night When our lost Lord is found. Rejoice, the year has begun again The Sun rise above So share the season together now In everlasting love.