Cycle Song of Life (The River Song)

Cycle Song of Life (The River Song) · James Durst
Wish I Were Here
℗ 2014 WorldWind

The river casts her murky eyes toward heaven
But never stops to doubt that she must roll out to the sea
And the secret of what takes her to her silence
Goes with her to her death beyond eternity

CHORUS
And the river just keeps flowin’ on and on
The sun keeps goin’ ’round to bring the dawn
And life just keeps on goin’ ’til it looks as though it’s gone
But it really just keeps flowin’ on and on

Just when it seems the night will last forever
The sun appears to kiss awake the darkness into day
And though his life is short, he makes the journey
And knows deep in his heart that there’s no other way

CHORUS

To understand the laughter of the Springtime
You have to see the summer melt away into the Fall
But ’til you’ve known the endless sleep of Winter
You’ll never hear the cycle song of life at all

CHORUS

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#301 Touch the earth, reach the sky!

Touch the earth, reach the sky!
Walk on shores while spirits fly
over the ocean, over the land,
our faith is a quest to understand.

Touch the earth, reach the sky!
Children ask the reasons why.
In our lives the answers show,
and by our love they learn and grow.

Touch the earth, reach the sky!
All are born and all shall die;
life’s the time to left inbetween,
to follow a star, to build a dream.

Touch the earth, reach the sky!
Hug the laughter, feel the cry.
May we see where we can give,
for this is what it means to live.

Touch the earth, reach the sky!
Soar with courage ever high;
spirits joining as we fly,
to touch the earth, to reach the sky.

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Prayer of Becoming

(Abby Willowroot © 1999)

May clarity grow within me
Open my eyes to life’s many wonders
May I feel the pulse of all creation within me
Open my spirit to Awareness
Fill my heart with deeper Understanding
May my life be of service to Earth and the Goddess

Open my ears to the needs of those around me
Make my hands strong, sure, & gentle in your service
May I remember always, the Goddess works through me

NOTES
http://spiralgoddess.com/Homage.html

Goddess 2000 Project Chant

(Abby Willowroot © 1999)

We are the hands of the Goddess
And to Her we offer these…
Images made sacred
by the spirit in our hearts

We are people of the Goddess
in Her honor we celebrate…
Joining together in community
Pagan peoples of the Earth

We are the hands of the Goddess
And to Her we offer these…
Images made sacred
by the spirit in our hearts

We honor Her in Asia,
We honor Her in Africa,
We honor Her in Europe,
We honor Her in Australia,
We honor Her in Scandinavia.
We honor Her in South America
We honor Her in North America,

We are the Pagans
of the Goddess 2000…
Growing in numbers
Every day

We are the hands of the Goddess
And to Her we offer these…
Images made sacred
by the spirit in our hearts

NOTES:

http://spiralgoddess.com/Homage.html

Bless This House

(“Bless This House” is a song published in 1927. The words were written by Englishwoman Helen Taylor, under the original title “Bless the House.” The music was composed by Australian May Brahe, a friend of Taylor’s.)

Bless this house, o Lord, we pray.
Make it safe by night and day.
Bless these walls so firm and stout,
Keeping want and trouble out.
Bless the roof and chimney tall,
Let thy peace lie over all.
Bless the doors that they may prove
Ever open to joy and love.
Bless the windows shining bright,
Letting in God’s heavenly light.
Bless the hearth a-blazing there,
With smoke ascending like a prayer.
Bless the people here within…
Keep them pure and free from sin.
Bless us all, that one day, we
May be fit, O lord, to dwell with Thee.

NOTES

http://www.faithandworship.com/Celtic_Blessings_and_Prayers.htm

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God bless the corners of this house

God bless the corners of this house and all the lintel blessed,
And bless the hearth and bless the board and bless each place of rest,
And bless each door that opens wide to strangers as to kin,
And bless each crystal window pane that lets the starlight in,
And bless the rooftree overhead and every sturdy wall.
The peace of man. The peace of God. With peace and love for all.

NOTES:

http://www.faithandworship.com/Celtic_Blessings_and_Prayers.htm