Make Me Strong in Spirit

(Abby Willowroot © 1998)

Make me strong in spirit
Courageous in action
Gentle of heart

Let me act in wisdom
Conquer my fear and doubt
Discover my own hidden gifts

Meet others with compassion
Be a source of healing energies
And face each day with hope and joy

NOTES

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Keep Your Lamp

Keep your lamp trimmed and burning.
Keep your lamp trimmed and burning.
Keep your lamp trimmed and burning.
See what the Lord has done.
Well, brother, don’t get weary.
Well, brother, don’t get weary.
Well, brother, don’t get weary.
The time is almost nigh.
Well, your journey’s almost over.
Well, your journey’s almost over.
Well, your journey’s almost over.
See what the Lord had done.
(Repeat, replacing “brother” with “sister,” etc.)

Notes:

The song has been attributed to Blind Willie Johnson, who recorded it in 1928; to Mississippi Fred McDowell, who recorded it in 1959; and to Reverend Gary Davis, who recorded it sometime before 1961

Listen:

I Am the Earth

I am the earth.
The earth is a healer.
The earth is our mother.
The earth is a fountain.
The earth is a mountain.

The earth is in sorrow.
The earth is in joy.
The earth, she is crying.
The earth has a song to sing.

I am a black bird. I am a river.
I am a healer.
I am a mother.

What is the earth?
Who is the earth?
We are the earth.
I am the earth.

Here We Stand

Here we stand
and reach up to the heavens.
Here we stand
and reach down to the earth.

Here the stones
and the people stand together/forever
to heal and grow,
to heal and grow.

So mote it be.

Roots Go Down

(words and music by Sarah Pirtle, © 1979 and 1989)

My roots go down,
Down into the ground (3x)
My roots go down

I am a redwood by the forest..
I am a willow by the water..
I am an oak tree by a hill …
My roots go down

Version in Clip:

Chorus:
My roots go down,
Down into the ground (3x)
My roots go down

I am a pine tree standing by a hill (3x)
My roots go down

(Chorus)

I am willow swaying in the storm (3x)
My roots go down

(Chorus)

I am a wildflower reaching for the sun (3x)
My roots go down

(Chorus)

From me to you, adore the Lord (3x)
My roots go down

(Chorus)

Fire Prayer

(Denean)

Circle around the fire
We feel the spirits near
We know their loving presence
As we offer them our payers

See the gentle smoke rising
From the earth to the sky
Sharing each prayer we offer

With the Ancient Ones on high
With the Ancient Ones on high

Every thought, every hope
Every joy, every dream
Set upon the sacred smoke

To the ancient ones Unseen
To the ancient ones Unseen

Hear the voice Calling you
In your heart You know Its true
Feel The love Abound

Of the Ancient ones
Around you
Of the Ancient ones
Around you

Circle around the fire
We feel the spirits near
We know their loving Presence
As we offer them our Prayers

See the gentle smoke Rising
From the earth To the sky
Sharing each prayer We offer

With the ancient Ones on high
With the ancient Ones on high

Every thought, Every hope
Every joy, Every dream
Set upon the sacred smoke

To the ancient ones Unseen
To the ancient ones Unseen

Hear the voice calling you
In Your heart you know It’s true
Feel The love Abound

Of the Ancient ones around you
Of the Ancient ones around you

Listen:

Notes:

Samhain 2015?