Crone Song

Song: Crone Song
Artist: Moonrise
Album: Songs of Love, Magic & Other Mysteries

℗ 2003 Moonrise

Deep dark lady
She finds you alone
Dancing on the dark side side of the moon

When she steals into your heart
you know that it’s always much too soon to let go
of the things you been holding on to

To know which way to move along to.
Deep of the night all alone
there comes a crone

Mother Hecate, she stands at the crossroads
Waiting to see which way you will turn
She guides you along in her infinite wisdom
But her lessons of death are not easy to learn
And you trust in your heart
That she will safely lead you on
Through the night cold dark
Into the dawn where waiting alone…
Your dreams have shown…
The ancient crone.

Queen of the night, Sister Selena
We stand in all of your ancient ways
Knowing the light of the moon will be seen
And the sun will soon warm our lengthening days
But the winter is cold and long
and we seek your learning
as we call you in song
while the wheel is turning
toward a new time of rebirth
for all the earth

Come to us now great queen of the heavens
Kali, Binah, Hecate
We dance your circle in pairs and sevens
and ask your magic to show us the way
to begin this difficult transformation
from within we chant your invocation
come to us know
grandmother crone

We call you home
We call you home
We call you home

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Crone Chant

Song: Crone Chant
Artist: Alexian
Album: The Mother, The Magick, The Music

INCOMPLETE LYRICS

Dark Goddess
Death Goddess
Crone Goddess

Fish Goddess
Snake Goddess
Horse Goddess

Earth Goddess
Moon Goddess

Death bringer
Sleep giver
Wise woman
Ancient crone

Old woman
Dream weaver
Dark mother
We all know

Wish giver
Wisdom bringer
Night woman
Dark queen

Grandmother
Rain bringer
Mother omen
Fear to see

Dark Goddess
Hecate

Death Goddess
Queen of the night

Crone Goddess
Come to us

Fish Goddess
And fill us with thine light

Snake Goddess
Bring to us

Thy dark and mighty power

Earth Goddess
As we raise

Moon Goddess
Thy code of power

Death bringer
Sleep giver
Wise woman
Ancient crone

Old woman
Dream weaver
Dark mother
We all know

Wish giver
Wisdom bringer
Night woman
Dark queen

Grandmother
Rain bringer
Mother omen
Fear to see

 

 

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STLT #413 Go Now In Peace

(Natalie Sleeth)

Go  now in Peace, go now in Peace
May the love of God surround you
Everywhere, everywhere
You may go.

NOTES

Sometimes used for children’s recessional after Words for All Ages

FAMILY WORSHIP QUESTIONS

Article to read.

“Using Langauge” — https://serenityhome.wordpress.com/tag/go-now-in-peace/

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Incorrect Version with “Love” :

 

Correct version with “God”

If we claim to respect the inherent worth and dignity of all persons (Principle 1)… what do you think about UU churches that change the “God” word to “Love?”  Is this the right thing to do?

What does the author of the work say?

How might a UU Christo-Pagan or UU Jewish Pagan person approach this song? What might it mean for them? Would it be different that a UU Christian or UU Jewish person?

What does this song mean to you?

Teens: “It does not mean we have to agree theologically but we can appreciate the sentiment she was seeking to convey.”

What other things might some UU’s not agree on with their personal theology, but can appreciate that their UU pew neighbors resonate with?

What’s that look like at this church?

Solstice Song

Song by Denise Jordan Finley

I heard your voice upon the wind
As northerly it came
Now I see your face again
As you call out your name

When I feel your frosty breath
Tears will fall like snow
Who will melt your heart of ice
Who can only know

The musky scent of earth’s decay
Hangs heavy on the breeze
Breezes turn to winds one day
And rock the very trees

When you rage through rusty woods
Leaves will fall like rain
Who can calm your heart so cruel
Who can only name

When the ring around the moon
Lends beauty to the night
Planets circle round the sun
And bask in borrowed light

If a taste of spring should wake
What winter white would quell
Who can own the mystery
Who can only tell

#524 Earth Mother Star Mother

(Starhawk)

Earth mother, star mother,
You who are called by
a thousand names,
May all remember
we are cells in your body
and dance together.
You are the grain
and the loaf
That sustains us each day.
And as you are patient
with our struggles to learn
So shall we be patient
with ourselves and each other.
We are radiant light
and sacred dark
–the balance–
You are the embrace the heartens
And the freedom beyond fear.
Within you we are born
we grow, live, and die–
You bring us around the circle
to rebirth,
Within us you dance
Forever

Moonlight Shining

Song: Moonlight Shining
Artist: Flight Of The Hawk
Album: Shamanic Songs And Ritual Chants

Moonlight shining Shining, shining
Moonlight shining Moonlight bright
Moonlight calling Calling, calling
Moonlight calling Me tonight

Moonlight lighting Of of the night
Moonlight calling Me out tonight

Moonlight spirit Spirit, spirit
Moonlight spirit In the night
Moonlight calling Calling, calling
Come watch spirit Dance through tonight

Moonlight lighting Of of the night
Moonlight calling Me out tonight

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