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                    YULE SONGS          
                                        
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                HARK THE NEO-PAGANS SING
                                -"Sunblade"
           (Tune: "Hark the Herald Angels Sing")
                                        
    Hark the neo-Pagans sing,           
    Glory to the Holly King!            
    Peace on Earth and mercy mild,      
    God and Goddess reconciled,         
      Hear us now as we proclaim,       
      We have risen from the flames,    
      Our ancient Craft now we reclaim, 
      In the God and Goddess' names     
    Hark the neo-Pagans sing,           
    Glory to the Holly King!            
                                        
    Herne by highest love adored,       
    Herne the ever-reborn Lord,         
    At all times behold Him come,       
    Offspring of the Holy One,          
      Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see, 
      Hail Incarnate Deity!             
      Our ancient Craft now we reclaim, 
      in the God and Goddess' names     
    Hark the neo-Pagans sing,           
    Glory to the Holly King!            
                                        
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              YE CHILDREN ALL OF MOTHER EARTH
                                     -Ellen Reed
          ( Tune: "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear")
                                        
Ye children all of Mother Earth         
join hands and circle around            
To celebrate the Solstice night         
When our lost Lord is found.            
   Rejoice, the year has begun again    
   The Sun blesses skies up above       
   So share the season together now     
   In everlasting Love!                 
                                        
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             GLORIA                     
               -Ellen Reed              
                                        
    Snow lies deep upon the Earth       
    Still our voices warmly sing        
    Heralding the glorious birth        
    Of the Child, the Winter King       
       Glo -- ria!                      
       In excelsis Deo!                 
       Glo -- ria!                      
       In excelsis Dea!                 



                    Gloria (cont.)                          
                                        
    Our triumphant voices claim         
    Joy and hope and love renewed       
    And our Lady's glad refrain         
    Answer Winter's solitude            
       Glo -- ria!(etc.)                
                                        
    In Her arms a holy Child            
    Promises a glowing Light            
    Through the winter wind so wild     
    He proclaims the growing Light.     
       Glo -- ria! (etc..)              
                                        
    Now the turning of the year         
    Of the greater Turning sings        
    Passing age of cold and fear        
    Soon our golden summer brings.      
       Glo -- ria! (etc..)              
                                        
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    OH, COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL!          
                      -Ellen Reed       
                                        
    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          
        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!      
         O, come let us invoke Him (x3) 
         Our Lord, the Sun!             
                                        
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           SILENT NIGHT                 
                -Ellen Reed             
                                        
    Silent night, Solstice Night        
    All is calm, all is bright          
    Nature slumbers in forest and glen  
    Till in Springtime She wakens again 
    Sleeping spirits grow strong!       
    Sleeping spirits grow strong!       
                                        
                         (more)         



                    Silent Night, Solstice Night (cont.)    
                                        
    Silent night, Solstice night        
    Silver moon shining bright          
    Snowfall blankets the slumbering Earth
    Yule fireswelcome the Sun's rebirth 
    Hark, the Light is reborn!          
    Hark, the Light is reborn!          
                                        
    Silent night, Solstice night        
    Quiet rest till the Light           
    Turning ever the rolling Wheel      
    Brings the Winter to comfort and heal
    Rest your spirit in peace!          
    Rest your spirit in peace!          
                                        
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     GLORY TO THE NEW BORN KING         
                   -Ellen Reed (1st verse)
                                        
    Brothers, sisters, come to sing     
    Glory to the new-born King!         
    Gardens peaceful, forests wild      
    Celebrate the Winter Child!         
        Now the time of glowing starts! 
        Joyful hands and joyful hearts! 
        Cheer the Yule log as it burns! 
        For once again the Sun returns! 
        Brothers, sisters, come and sing!
        Glory to the new-born King!     
                                        
    Brothers, sisters, singing come     
    Glory to the newborn Sun            
    Through the wind and dark of night  
    Celebrate the coming light.         
        Suns glad rays through fear's cold burns
        Life through death the Wheel now turns
        Gather round the Yule log and tree
        Celebrate Life's mystery        
        Brothers, sisters, singing come 
        Glory to the new-born Sun.      
                                        
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         DANCING IN A WICCAN WONDERLAND 
                          -"Alexander & Aarcher"
                                        
         Pagans sing, are you listenin',
         Altar's set,candles glisten,   
         It's a Magickal night, we're having tonight,
         Dancing in a  Wiccan Wonderland
                                        
         Blades held high, censer smoking,
         God and Goddess, we're invoking,
         Through Elements Five, we celebrate life,
         Dancing in a Wiccan Wonderland,
                                        
                 (more)                 
                                        



                    Wiccan Wonderland (cont.)               
                                        
         Queen of Heaven, is in Her place,
         Triple Goddess, now the Crone Face,
         Above and Below, She's the Goddess we know,
         Dancing in a Wiccan Wonderland 
                                        
         Now the God, is the Provider,  
         Supplying game for our Fire,   
         Above and Below, He's the Horned One we Know,
         Dancing in a Wiccan Wonderland 
                                        
           In a Circle we can light a Yule Fire,
           And await the rising of the Sun,
           It's the Great Wheel turning for the new year,
           loaded with abundance and great fun.
                                        
         Later on, by the fire,         
         Cone of Power, gettin' higher  
         It's a Magickal Night we're having tonight,
         Dancing in a Wiccan Wonderland 
                                        
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                 SHARE THE LIGHT        
                 (The First Noel)       
                                        
  CHORUS:   Share the light, share the light!
            Share the light, share the Light!
            All paths are one on this holy night!
                                        
  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.
                                        
  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.
                                        
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             MOON OF SILVER             
            (We Three Kings)            
                                        
  CHORUS:   Oh, Moon of Silver, Sun of Gold,
            Gentle Lady, Lord so bold!  
            Guide us ever, failing never,
            Lead us in ways of old.     
                                        
  Maiden, Mother, Ancient Crone,        
  Queen of Heaven on your throne,       
  Praise we sing Thee, Love we bring Thee,
  For all that you have shown.          
                                        
                (more)                  
                                        



                    Moon Of Silver (cont.)                  
                                        
  Lord of Darkness, Lord of Light,      
  Gentle Brother, King of Might,        
  Praise we sing thee, Love we bring Thee
  On this Solstice night.               
                                        
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         JOY TO THE WORLD               
                                        
  Joy to the world! The Lord is come!   
  Let Earth receive her king!           
  Let every heart prepare him room      
  And Heaven and Nature sing, etc.      
                                        
  Welcome our King who brings us life.  
  Our Lady gives him birth!             
  His living light returneth to warm the seeds within us
  And wake the sleeping earth, etc.     
                                        
  Light we the fires to greet our Lord, 
  Our Light! Our Life! Our King!        
  Let every voice be lifted to sing his holy praises,
  As Heaven and Nature sing, etc.       
                                        
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     CHRISTMAS TIME IS PAGAN!           
    (Gloria in Excelsius Deo)           
                                        
  CHORUS:                               
       Glorious!                        
       Christmas time is pagan!         
       Glorious!                        
       Christmas time is pagan!         
                                        
  Christmas time is here again,         
  Decorations everywhere.               
  Christmas carols ringing out,         
  Gentle pagans, we don't care.         
                                        
  Modern folks all celebrate            
  What they learned in Sunday School.   
  In December, they don't know          
  They are celebrating Yule!            
                                        
  Let them have their Christmas trees,  
  Decked in red and green and blue.     
  We rejoice at every one!              
  Christmas trees are pagan, too.       
                                        
  Bowls of bubbly Christmas cheer,      
  Fill your cup and quench your thirst. 
  They think the tradition's theirs.    
  Wassail bowls were pagan, first.      



     CHRISTMAS TIME IS PAGAN!                                                   

  Every door and window bears           
  Wreaths of holly, wreaths of pine.    
  Circles represent the Sun.            
  Every wreath is yours and mine.       
                                        
  Christmas lights on Christmas trees,  
  Candle flames burn higher and higher, 
  Let us cheer along, my friends,       
  As they light their Yuletide fire.    
                                        
  There's a possibility                 
  That this song is yours and mine      
  'Cause the tune was known to all      
  Back in A.D. one-two-nine.            
                                        
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       GOD REST YE MERRY, PAGANFOLK     
       (God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen)   
                                        
  God rest ye merry, paganfolk,         
  Let nothing you dismay.               
  Remember that the Sun returns         
  Upon this Solstice day.               
  The growing dark is ending now        
  And Spring is on its way.             
  Oh, tidings of comfort and joy,       
  Comfort and joy!                      
  Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.       
                                        
  The Goddess rest ye merry, too,       
  And keep you safe from harm.          
  Remember that we live within          
  The circle of Her arms,               
  And may Her love give years to come   
  A very special charm.                 
  Oh, tidings of comfort and joy,       
  Comfort and joy!                      
  Oh, tidings of comfort and joy!       
                                        
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