The Battle of the Oak and Holly Kings

Used at 2016 Yule fire lighting.

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Solstice Carol

(By The Wyrd Sisters)

A Fire is burning
The long night draws near
All who need comfort
Are welcome by here
We’ll dance ‘neath the stars
And toast the past year
For the spirit of solstice
Is still living here

We’ll count all our blessings
While the mother lays down
With the snow as her blanket
Covering the ground
Thanks to the mother
For the life that she bring
She’ll waken to warm us
Again in the spring

The poor and the hungry
The sick and the lost
These are our children
No matter the cost
Come by the fire
The harvest to share
For the spirit of solstice
Is still living here

A Fire is burning
The long night draws near
All who need comfort
Are welcome by here
We’ll dance ‘neath the stars
And toast the past year
For the spirit of solstice
Is still living here

The spirit of solstice
Is still living here

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Solstice Night

(by SJ Tucker)

Counterpoint lyrics
(inspired by “Shalom to You” by Carlton Raymond Young & Elise S. Eslinger)

Now comes the Solstice Night
I wish you safe and sound
whether snow be light
or heavy on the ground.

Our hearts bring back the light
as all the earth must do.
May stars fill up our sight
with wishes coming true.

My wish this Solstice Night
is grace and peace to you.

Now comes the time of year
when shadow yields the throne,
the lords of Oak and Holly,
the dance that must be done.

Keep faith and keep your candle.
The sun is sure to rise
o’er the sleepy fields of winter,
bringing beauty to our eyes.

Shalom to you now
Shalom, my friend
May bliss and beauty
bless you, my friend
Through all your living
and through your loving,
winter hearth and home
(holy is in the eye of the beholder)
be your own Shalom.

Upon this Solstice Night,
I wish you safe and sound
whether snow be light
or heavy on the ground.

Our hearts bring back the light
as all the world must do.
May stars fill up our sight
with wishes coming true.
My wish this Solstice Night
is grace and peace to you.

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