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This song is sung to the tune of Amazing Grace. Enjoy!
by Verna Knapp

Amazing grace, how sweet the Earth
that bore a witch like me!
I once was burned, now I survive,
was hung and now I sing.

T'was grace that drew down the moon
and grace that raised the seas.
The magic in the people's will
will set our Mother free.

We face the East and breathe the winds
that move across this earth.
From gentle breeze to hurricane
our breath will bring forth the change.

Turn towards the South and feel the fire
that burns in you and me.
The spirit's flame will rise again
and burn eternally.

We greet the West, our souls awash
in tides of primal birth.
Our tears and blood, our pain and love
will cleanse and heal the earth.

Reach into the North and know your roots
down deep ancestral caves.
We find the wisdom of the Crone,
Of circles we are made.

Amazing earth, enduring life,
from death into rebirth.
T'is earth I am and earth I love
and earth I'll always be.

Amazing grace, how sweet the Earth
that bore witches like we.
We once were burned, now we survive,
were hung and now we sing.

Goddess bless, so mote it be,
Our magic spirals on.
Merry meet and merry part
and merry meet again.

An Old Native American song
Submitted by Celeste Yian

The river is flowing, flowing and growing
The river is flowing down to the sea
Mother, carry me
our child I will always be
Mother, carry me
Down to the sea

The Circle is Open

The circle is open, but unbroken
May the love of the Goddess be ever in your heart.
Merry Meet, and Merry Part, and Merry Meet again.

The Goddess Chant

Isis, Asarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Innana

The God Chant

Pan, Poseidon, Dionesius, Cernunos, Mithras, Loki, Apollo

I am a Strong Woman

I am a strong woman, I am a story woman
I am a healer, my soul will never die
I am a Strong Man

I am a strong man, I am a gentle man,
I am a warrior, my soul will never die

We are an Old People

We are an old people we are a new people
We are the same people deeper than before

Cauldron of Changes

Cauldron of changes, deep in the bone
Heart of eternity, hole in the stone.

The Ostara Song
Willowsong

In the soft, green-sifted Spring sunlight,
In the midnight depths of a moonless night,
In a song's first glorious spiral flight,
My thoughts they turn to You, Sweet Mother
My thoughts they turn to You.
In an ever deepening sense of worth,
In the promise of rebirth,
In the love I share every day with the Earth,
My heart it beats for You, Sweet Mother
My heart it beats for You.
In feeling the life of this Hallowed ground,
In knowing angels hover round,
In this blessed sense of peace I've found
My soul it shines with You, Sweet Mother,
My soul it shines with You.
And when my thoughts in You are stilled,
And when my heart with You is filled,
And when my spirit aligns with Your will,
Then I'll be one with You, Sweet Mother,
Then I'll be one with You.

The Beltane Song
Willowsong

This one works well as a round, once everyone is sure of the words.
Mother, I open wide, fill me with your love,
Hold me close to your breast, surround me with your love,
In and all around me
Mother, be one with me, let me be your love.

The Mabon Song
Willowsong

Oh, Lord, as You weary, Your daily trip shortens,
The shadows grow longer and low to the Earth.
We bid you sweet rest and renewing deep slumber
Until that bright day when we hail Your rebirth.
Journey long, journey slow, in the rich realms below,
While we find our rest and our peace, and are blessed,
By growing more wholey more holy more whole.
By growing more wholey more holy more whole.
Before we turn inward, we gather Your bounty
To nourish ourselves while all growth is within.
And dream through the Dark to make seeds for the projects
We'll faithfully plant at the coming of Spring.
Journey long, journey slow, in the rich realms below,
While we find our rest and our peace, and are blessed,
By growing more wholey more holy more whole.
By growing more wholey more holy more whole.

Circle Round the Fire

Circle round the fire
To raise a cone of power
To bring what we desire
So Mote it Be!
Weave the magic by the moonlight
Dance the circle all night long.
Weave the magic by the moonlight
Dance and sing the witches' song!

We are Sisters

We are sisters on a journey, singing now as one
Shining through the darkest night.
The healing has begun, begun,
The healing has begun.
We are sisters on a journey, shining now as one.
Remembering the ancient one,
The women and the wisdom.
The women and the wisdom.
We are sisters on a journey, watching life unfold
Sharing warmth of heart and hands.
The knowledge of the old, the old
The knowledge of the old.
We are sisters on a journey, standing at the door.
Remembering what passed long ago.
Let's turn the key once more, once more.
Let's turn the key once more.

We are a Circle
Rick Hamouris

We are a circle within a circle
With no beginning and never ending.

We all come from The Goddess
Z Budapest

We all come from the Goddess,
And to Her we shall return.
Like a drop of rain,
Flowing to the ocean.

Hoof and Horn
Ian Corrigan

Hoof and horn, hoof and horn
All that Die shall be reborn.
Corn and grain, corn and grain,
All that falls shall rise again

We are the Flow
Shekina Mountainwater

We are the flow, we are the ebb
We are the weavers, we are the web.
We are the weave, we are the web,
We are the spiders, we are the thread.
We are the spiders, we are the thread,
We are the witches back from the dead.

Earth My Body

Earth my body,
Water my blood,
Air my breath
And Fire my spirit.

Air I am

Air I am, Fire I am,
Water, Earth, and Spirit I am.

Changing Woman
Adele Getty

There was a time before we were born
We were the calm in the eye of the storm
We had a memory oh, so deep
About the truth and the beauty so sweet
Man and a woman, passion ran wild
They gave birth to a freedom child
We are the children of vision and light
We'll steer the planet through the perilous night
Lift up our hearts and raise our voices
Let the people know other choices.
There is a woman who weaves in the sky
See how She spins, see Her finger fly
She's been before us from beginning to end
She is our mother, lover and friend
She is the weaver and we are the web
She is the needle and we are the thread.
She changes everything she touches and
Everything She touches changes.
She changes everything she touches and
Everything She touches changes.
Changing Woman
Rearranges.

Elemental Chants

Air:
Air flows, the power grows.
Fire:
The fire burns, the wheel turns.
Water:
Waves of energy wash over me.
Earth:
Earth and stone, ancient bone.
Spirit:
Spirit, center, now; truth is my vow.

Earth Site

Earth site
Witches' rite
Merry meet
In joy tonight!
Sacred ground,
Newly bound.
Witness to
The power found!

Elements

East, air! South, fire!
West, water! North, earth!
Dance round, jump higher!
Born, live, death, rebirth!

Work The Magick

Swing the censer, light the light;
Circle round in starlit night.
Chant the words and ring the bell;
Work the magick, weave the spell.

Power Cone

Circle marked upon the ground,
Skyclad figures moving round.
Incense rising to the sky,
Power cone now building high.
Dancing, chanting, gentle sound,
Witches' magick doth abound.

Evening Chant to the Goddess

Hail fair moon,
Ruler of night;
Gaurd me and mine,
Until the light.

Evening Chant to the God

Hail fair sun,
Ruler of day;
Rise on the morn,
to light my way.

A Cleansing Chant

Mother Goddess of the Earth,
Rid me of this grime and dirt,
Cleanse me of these impurities,
As I will so mote it be.

Book of Shadows © 2001, Dana (Huntress of the Dark)