Surrounded by Light

© 2007 by Abbi Spinner McBride from the album  Fire of Creation

Surrounded by Light we are.(4x)

Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us play.
Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us pray.

Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us play.
Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us pray. 

On our right Michael, Behind us Gabriel, On our left Uriel, In front of us Raphael.
On our right Michael, Behind us Gabriel, On our left Uriel, In front of us Raphael.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.

Surrounded by Light we are.(4x)

Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us play.
Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us pray.

Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us play.
Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us pray. 

On our right Michael, Behind us Gabriel, On our left Uriel, In front of us Raphael.
On our right Michael, Behind us Gabriel, On our left Uriel, In front of us Raphael.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.

Surrounded by Light we are.(10x)

NOTES

To understand some of the song words it helps to know the cardinal angels and their directions. They are Raphael (east)  Michael (south),  Gabriel (west) and Uriel (north).

cardinal angels

When you stand facing east (the direction of beginnings, the sunrise, etc.), on your right hand to the south stands the angel Michael.  Behind you to the west stands Gabriel.  To your left side in the north is Uriel.  And in front of you, since you are facing east, is Raphael.

Song seems inspired by the Jewish Special Prayer for Protection at Night

In the name of Adonai the God of Israel:
May the angel Michael be at my right,
and the angel Gabriel be at my left;
and in front of me the angel Uriel,
and behind me the angel Raphael…
and above my head the Sh’khinah (Divine Presence).

Also reminds me of white paternoster and black paternoster.

From the Archangels of the Four Directions at ThoughtCo —

East: Raphael

Archangel Raphael represents the eastern direction. Raphael specializes in helping with healing body, mind, and spirit. Some practical ways Raphael can help you include giving you new information or ideas that promote better health, urging you to enjoy time in nature, and guiding you to restore broken relationships in your life.

South: Michael

Archangel Michael represents the southern direction. Michael specializes in helping with truth and courage. Some practical ways Michael can help you include supporting you during a crisis, reassuring you that God and his angels care for you, and showing you God’s purposes for your life.

West: Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel represents the western direction. Gabriel specializes in helping with understanding God’s messages. Some practical ways Gabriel can help you include guiding you to plan for the future, revealing how to solve problems, and communicating God’s wisdom to you through dreams.

Uriel of the North

Archangel Uriel represents the northern direction. Uriel specializes in helping with knowledge and wisdom. Some practical ways Uriel can help you include discovering God’s wisdom, developing confidence in yourself, and motivating you to serve others.

LISTEN

Let There Be Peace (Gaiella)

(Gaiella)

Let there be peace, lovely peace in your heart.
Let there be peace, lovely peace pouring from your heart.
As you walk through your life, let peace surround you.
Let there be peace, let there be peace.

Let there be peace, lovely peace everywhere.
Let there be peace, lovely peace blowing in the air.
Let it fill every corner, touching every heart. Let there be peace, let there be peace.

(Repeat, replacing “peace” with “love.”)

Down by the Riverside

I’m gonna lay down my (burden/sword and shield)
down by the riverside,
down by the riverside,
down by the riverside.

I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield
down by the riverside
and study war no more.

I ain’t gonna study war no more.
Ain’t gonna study war no more.
Ain’t gonna study war no more.

Listen:

Body

(Mz. imani)

Peace be in my body,
and peace be in my mind.
Peace be in my family
to truly help us grow.

We are riding
a wondrous rainbow
into the source.
We are guiding
the true destination of the earth.

Notes:

(The word “peace” changes as the song repeats: love, joy, trust, etc.)

Peace of the River

I take delight in the peace of the river
Flowing so gently to the strength of the sea
I take delight in the love that is flowing
Just like a river between you and me

Notes:

From Witchcamp booklet and also appears in “Partner Earth: A Spiritual Ecology” by Pam Montgomery but I am not sure who wrote it.

Peace Be in My Body

(Mz. imani)

Peace be in my body
And peace be in my heart
Peace be in my family
To truly help us grow
We are riding a wondrous rainbow Into the Source
We are guiding the true destination Of the earth