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 nigh
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 nigh
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… 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
Mother Berta’s coming to town

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 is coming for you!
She is coming for you!
She is coming for you!

(Watch out! I’m coming for you!)

NOTES:

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All Thru the Night

While the Moon her watch is keeping
all thru the night
While the weary world is sleeping
all thru the night
O’er thy spirit gently stealing,
Visions of delight revealing
Breathes a pure and holy feeling
All thru the night

Though this Bard must roam full lonely
My true harp shall sing praise only
Love’s soft dream, alas, is over
Yet my strains of love shall hover
Near the Presence of my Lover

Hark! A solemn bell is ringing
Thou, my King are heavenward winging
Earthly dust from off Thee shaken
Soul immortal shalt thou waken
With thy last, dim journey taken

Neath this Stone my King is sleeping
Stars around Him softly sweeping
Once and Future King preserving
Britain’s Saviour there reserving
All around him Stars observing
all thru the night

Holl am ran-tire sehr thuh wed-ont ahr heed ah nos
Dum-ar forth ee vro go-gawn-yont ahr heed ah nos
Gol-i ar-all you tuh wull ooch
ee are thang os gweer bred vairtch-ooch
tie-leer nave oith m’yoon thu-wail-ooch
ahr heed ah nos

Note: The last verse is phonetic Welsh. “ll” is
pronounced by putting the tip of your tongue to
the roof of your mouth, and saying “h” and “l” at
the same time…sort of. “ch” is pronounced as
German.

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Silent night, Solstice night

(Tune: “Silent Night. Words by Ellen Reed.”)

Silent night, Solstice night
All is calm, all is bright
Nature slumbers in forest and glen
‘Til in springtime, she wakens again
Sleeping spirits grow strong
Sleeping spirits grow strong

Silent night, Solstice night
Silver moon shining bright
Snowfall blankets the slumbering Earth
Yule fires welcome the Sun’s rebirth
Hark, the light is reborn
Hark, the light is reborn

Silent night, Solstice night
Quiet rest ‘til the light
Turning ever the rolling wheel
Brings the winter to comfort and heal
Rest your spirit in peace
Rest your spirit in peace