Green Cathedral

Words by Gordon Johnstone and music by Carl Hahn

LYRICS

I know a green cathedral, a shadowed forest shrine,
Where leaves in love join hands above and arch your prayer and mine;

Within its cool depths sacred, the priestly cedar sighs,
And the fir and pine lift arms divine unto the pure blue skies.

In my dear green cathedral there is a flowered seat,
And choir loft in branched croft, where songs of bird hymns sweet;

And I like to dream at evening, when the stars its arches light,
That my Lord and God tread its hallowed sod in the cool calm peace of night.

NOTES:

Used as wedding processional in 20th anniversary handfasting  / vow renewals.

SHEET MUSIC

https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/sheetmusic/id/3355

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Somebody Loved

Artist: The Weepies

Album: Happiness

Rain turns the sand into mud
Wind turns the trees into bone
Stars turning high up above
You turn me into somebody loved

Night’s when the heat had gone out
We danced together alone
Cold turned our breath into clouds
We never said what we were dreaming of
But you turned me into somebody loved

Someday when we’re old and worn
Like two softened shoes
I will wonder on how I was born
The night I first ran away from you

Now my feet turn the corner back home
Sun turns the evening to rose
Stars turning high up above
You turn me into
You turn me into
You turn me into somebody loved
Somebody loved
Somebody loved

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Strolling Song

Album: Welcome to Annwfn

℗ 1986 Deborah and Rick Hamouris

Oo, oo, I come to you, singing as I’m strolling
Oo, oo, I come to you, with loving and alarming
Oo, oo, I come to you, underneath the moonlight
Oo, oo, I come to you, gazing at the stars bright

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Irish Handfasting

by Tuatha Dea and Damh the Bard

Side by Side/ Ties that bind
Your hand/ My hand/ Hearts intertwined

My best friend Til the end
As long, As long as love shall last

Bride and Groom jump the broom
One heart, two hearts/ Two become one

I will love you (repeated)
I will love you (repeated)
Hearts and Hands (repeated)

Take me as I am
My heart is in your hands
I’ll follow
(repeated)

Join Together (The Handfasting Song)

music & lyrics © Deborah Ann Taylor Nielsen (ASCAP) 2018

https://pagansong.com/seasons/join-together-the-handfasting-song/

Fire and Air come together tonight making the world a most beautiful sight;
Fire and Air join together as one in the light of the moon and the sun.
Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate the love.
Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate with us.

Dance with us in the circle tonight! Join in the healing we create in this rite.
When we’re together we connect to the light as we rejoice in the pleasure of love.

Fire and Air come together tonight making the world a most beautiful sight;
Fire and Air join together as one in the light of the moon and the sun.
Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate the love.
Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate with us.

The beauty of Earth, the white Moon and her Stars call upon you to celebrate all
The compassion and power of the joy we have found In the ecstasy of Spirit and the wine of life

Fire and Air come together tonight making the world a most beautiful sight;
Fire and Air join together as one in the light of the moon and the sun.
    

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