Saturday, December 13, 2014

Winter Solstice Vigil: A Song for the Earth Mother and the Return of the Sun

As the darkness descends upon the land
and all is blanketed in night
As the silence consumes the passing year
and all that was is left behind

Feel the Earth beneath your feet
(Though she sleeps, though she sleeps)
Feel her breath upon your cheeks
(Though she sleeps beneath your feet)

On this night we keep the fires burning bright
The longest night of all the year
We give our thanks for all the blessings we have known
And pray the sun will reappear
The Mother sleeps and all is cold
(The Mother sleeps and all is cold)
The darkness yields and there behold!

Behold, Behold! The Return of the Light!
Behold, Behold! The triumph o’er the night!
Behold, Behold! The darkness fades away!
Behold, a brand new day!

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