Fire, Water, Earth and Air

(Jane)

Fire shine on me
show me the way to a better day.
Water cools me down
so that I can see the way.

Fire, Water, Earth and Air,
come together in my soul
And when you hear me wait for my sign
And I leave for a better time.

Can you hear me, can hear me
Can you hear me, can hear me

Can you hear me, can hear me
Can you hear me, can hear me

You’re the light that fills me up.
You burning me like fire
Fills my senses, fills my mind.
Your worlds can take me higher

Higher and higher
bring me to mystery love.
You are the sun
that fills the room with light
You give me the flame
that turns me insane
Burns my hand like fire
let me be a piece of you.
And I will give you my desire
And you give me some,
some sweet loving, every day.
You give me some sweet loving every day.
You give me some sweet loving every day.
You give me some sweet loving every day.
You give me some sweet loving every day.
You give me some sweet loving every day.
You give me some sweet loving every day.
I see them.
I hear them
They coming.
They slowing
Keep on… Keep on Rolling

Listen:

The Bonny Swans

(Traditional as interpreted by Loreena McKennitt)

(Lyrics in parentheses are in between every verse of the song.)

A farmer there lived in the north country
(A hey ho and me bonny girl)
And he had daughters one, two, three
(The swans swim so bonny o)
These daughters they walked by the river’s brim
(A hey ho and me bonny girl)
The eldest pushed the youngest in
(The swans swim so bonny o)

Oh sister, oh sister, pray lend me your hand
And I will give you house and land
I’ll give you neither hand nor glove
Unless you give me your own true love

Sometimes she sank, sometimes she swam
Until she came to a miller’s dam
The miller’s daughter, dressed in red
She went for some water to make some bread

Oh father, oh daddy, here swims a swan
It’s very like a gentle woman
They laid her on the bank to dry
There came a harper passing by

He made harp pins of her fingers fair
He made harp strings of her golden hair
He made a harp of her breast bone
And straight it began to play alone

He brought it to her father’s hall
And there was the court, assembled all
He laid the harp upon a stone
And straight it began to play alone

And there does sit my father the King
And yonder sits my mother the Queen
And there does sit my brother Hugh
And by him William, sweet and true
And there does sit my false sister, Anne
Who drowned me for the sake of a man

Listen:

Notes:

Used for Midsummer 2011 Offertory

Hymn to Her

(Written by Meg Keene)
Let me inside you
Into your room
I’ve heard it’s lined
With the things you don’t show
Lay me beside you
Down on the floor
I’ve been your lover
From the womb to the tomb
I dress as your daughter
When the moon becomes round
You be my mother
When everything’s goneAnd she will always carry on
Something is lost
But something is found
They will keep on speaking her name
Somethings change
Some stay the same

Keep beckoning to me
From behind that closed door
The maid and the mother
And the crone that’s grown old

I hear your voice
Coming out of that hole
I listen to you
And I want some more
I listen to you
And I want some more

And she will always carry on
Something is lost
But something is found
They will keep on speaking her name
Some things change
Some stay the same

Listen:
Notes:
Offertory for Midsummer 2013

Roll with the Changes

(REO Speedwagon)

As soon as you are able
Woman I am willing
To make the break that we
Are on the brink of
My cup is on the table
Our love is spilling
Waiting here for you to
Take and drink of
So if you’re tired of the
Same old story
Turn some pages
I’ll be here when you are ready
To roll with the changes

I knew it had to happen
Felt the tables turnin’
Got me through my darkest hour
I heard the thunder clappin’
Felt the desert burnin’
Until you poured on me
Like a sweet sunshower

So if you’re tired of the
Same old story
Turn some pages
I’ll be here when you are ready
To roll with the changes

Roll with the changes

Listen:

Notes: 

Used as offertory Midsummer 2014.  (Lots of positive feedback!)