Silver Moon

(Tune: Silver Bells)

City witches, busy witches
Dressed in festival style
In the air there’s a feeling of ritual.

Women laughing, circle passing
Sharing smile after smile
And ‘round every hearth fire you hear:

Silver moon, Mother moon
It’s Goddess time in the city.
Circling, hear them sing,
Soon it will be Solstice Day!

Strings of candles, held by handles
Give a flickering glow
As the witches weave magickal treasures.

Touching changing, changing touching
This is Diana’s scene
And with all the blessings you hear:

Silver moon, Mother moon
It’s Goddess time in the city.
Circling, hear them sing,
Soon it will be Solstice Day!

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Yule Fires

In ancient days the folk of old
When chilled with fright by winter’s cold
Did kindle up a great Yule Fire
With leaping flames in its great pyre

So to entice the waning Sun
To rise again and wider run
It’s fiery course across the sky
To warm them so they would not die

CHORUS

Yule fires light up the night
Yule fires bring us delight
Yule fires call back the Sun
and keep our hearts ever burning!

So we, whose minds now sense a chill
Of anger in the the “evil will”
the human conflict, hate, and strife
Which hold a menace over Life

Would kindle up a flame of love
That we within our hearts may move
in Yuletide joy, with love embrace
And thus abide in peace and grace

CHORUS

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Share the Light

(Tune: First Noel)

On this Winter holiday,
let us stop and recall
That this season is holy
to one and to all.

Unto some a Son is born,
unto us comes a Sun,
And we know, if they don’t
that all paths are one.

Share the light, share the light!
Share the light, share the Light!
All paths are one on this holy night!

Be it Chanukah or Yule,
Christmas time or Solstice night,
All celebrate the eternal light.

Lighted tree or burning log,
Or eight candle flames.
All gods are one god,
whatever their names.

Share the light, share the light!
Share the light, share the Light!
All paths are one on this holy night!

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We Wish You a Merry Solstice

(by Traditional, Susan M. Shaw)

We wish you a merry Solstice
We wish you a merry Solstice
We wish you a merry Solstice
And a happy New Year!

CHORUS

Good tidings we bring
To you and your kin
We wish you a merry Solstice!
And a happy New Year!

Our feasting is not so simple
Our feasting is not so simple
Our feasting is not so simple
On this Hollyday!

CHORUS

We’ve eggnog and punch and wassail
We’ve eggnog and punch and wassail
We’ve eggnog and punch and wassail
And hot chocolate too

CHORUS

We’ve breads, cakes and Solstice cookies
We’ve breads, cakes and Solstice cookies
We’ve breads, cakes and Solstice cookies
Plus crackers and buns

CHORUS

Now bring us some figgy pudding
Now bring us some figgy pudding
Now bring us some figgy pudding
And bring it right now

CHORUS

We won’t go until we get some
We won’t go until we get some
We won’t go until we get some
So bring some right now

CHORUS

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O Holy Night

O holy night
the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the Sun Child’s rebirth
Long lay the land, in cold of winter pining
Till he appears to shine warmth on the Earth
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices
As yonder breaks the new and glorious dawn:

Chorus:

Sing now with Joy
O sing in celebration
O night divine
O night, of holy birth
O night, divine
O night O night divine

Moon up above
We gather in your soft light
And wait for him, son of light to appear
Orb of our mother
Who holds us in her keeping
Send us your child
To bring warmth to our souls
The winter is cold, the nights are long in darkness
We long for the spring , the hope that now begins.

Chorus:

Sing now with Joy
O sing in celebration
O night divine
O night, of holy birth
O night, divine
O night O night divine

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Oh, Come All Ye Faithful

Oh, come all ye faithful
Gather round the Yule fire
Oh, come ye! Oh, come ye!
To call the Sun!
Fires within us
Call the Fire above us

CHORUS

O, come let us invoke him
O, come let us invoke him
O, come let us invoke him
Our lord, the Sun!

Yea, Lord we greet Thee!
Born again at Yuletide
Yule fires and candle flames
Are lighted for you!
Come to thy children
Calling for thy blessing…

CHORUS

O, come let us invoke him
Our lord, the Sun!

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Mother Berta’s Coming to Town

(Tune: Santa Claus is Coming to Town)

Pagan Version of “Santa Claus is coming to Town” written by Steven Posch performed by Karina Skye

You better watch out when winter comes night
You better not doubt, I’m telling you why
Mother Berta’s coming to town

She carries a sack made out of skin
She dumps the toys out and stuffs bad kids in
Mother Berta’s coming to town

She rides on Master Skeggi
A Goat whose back is strong
Her beard is grey and scraggly
And her tail is ten feet long!

With six or eight horns, a moustache or two
Make a mistake, she’s coming for YOU!
Mother Berta’s coming to town.

So when the winds howl way up above
Listen as she and Skeggi pass by
Mother Berta’s coming to town.

You better watch out when winter comes night
You better not doubt, I’m telling you why
Mother Berta’s coming to town

She knows with whom your sleeping
She knows with whom you wake
She knows each thought you’re thinking
So don’t THINK! For Goddess sake
You better watch out you better not cry
You better not doubt, I’m telling you why
Mother Berta’s coming to town

(Haha haha haha…haaa!  I’ll get you my pretty
And your little dog too
Watch out! I’m coming for you!)

She carries a sack made out of skin
She dumps the toys out
and stuffs bad kids in
(Haha haha haha haha !)

She knows the things you’re wishing for
She knows the craft you make
She gets you back three times if you’re bad
So be GOOD! For Goddess sake!

You better watch out you better not cry
You better not doubt, I’m telling you why
Mother Berta’s coming to town

Watch!
She’s coming for you!
She’s coming for you!
She’s coming for you!

(Watch out! I’m coming for you!)

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