Concordia University Pagan Society

CUPS

Songs, chants, and prayers for every day

 

Lady's Bransle (Oh She Will Bring)

by: Glenn Turner & Hope Athearn

Oh She will bring the buds in the spring

And laugh among the flowers

In summer's heat Her kisses are sweet

She sings in leafy bowers

She cuts the cane and gathers the grain

When fruits of fall surround Her

Her bones grow old in wintry cold

She wraps her cloak around Her

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Lord's Bransle

by Artemisia

 

Oh he will call the leaves in the fall

To dance their colors brightly
When warmth is lost he paints with frost

His silver touches lightly
He greets the day of the dance of May

With ribbons wound around him
He offers corn and drink from his horn

The earth is bare without him

Burn Fire

by Opera IX

 

Burn fire, burn bright, pure vision come to me,

Guide my path tonight with your strength and light

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Earth My Body

Author Unknown

 

Earth my body (bend at the knees with palms facing the earth)

Water my blood (making a cupping motion with hands at womb level)

Air my breath (hands reaching up)

And fire by spirit (pass hands above the head in a clap)

Repeat as energy builds

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A Prayer to Cernunnos

Author Unknown

 

God of the green,
Lord of the forest,
I offer you my sacrifice.
I ask you for your blessing.

You are the man in the trees, 
the green man of the woods,
who brings life to the dawning spring.
You are the deer in rut,
mighty Horned One,
who roams the autumn woods,
the hunter circling round the oak,
the antlers of the wild stag, 
and the lifeblood that spills upon 
the ground each season.

God of the green,
Lord of the forest,
I offer you my sacrifice.
I ask you for your blessing.

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Another Prayer to Cernunnos

Author Unknown

 

I raise my hands in prayer to Cernunnos,

to him I pray, to the Antlered God.

To he who holds opposites apart —

To he who brings opposites together —-

I raise my voice in honor and longing,

Calling Cernunnos,

The Antlered God.

 

Hear me, Cernunnos,

See my hands extended.

See my pain and my weakness, my fear.

I am the lame deer in the forest,

The faltering lamb at the edge of the herd.

 

Generous One,

Grant me clarity and balance.

Remind me of the unending truth of my strength.

Wolves may come, and slavering foxes:

I am them too.

Let me know my own face.

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Nighttime Prayer

Author Unknown

 

As the day comes to an end,

our great God, the sun descends

Goddess enters into night sky,

twinkling stars and moon so high.

Now I lay me down to rest.

with my soul in her hands

goodnight to all

and Goddess bless!

 

Invocation of the Moon Goddess

by Doreen Valiente

Diana, Queen of night,

In all your beauty bright,

Shine on us here,

And with your silver beam

Unlock the gate of dream;

Rise bright and clear.

On earth and sky and sea,

Your magic mystery

Its spell shall cast,

Wherever leaf may grow,

Wherever tide may flow,

Till all be past.

O secret Queen of power,

At this enchanted hour

We ask your boon

May fortune’s favour fall

Upon true witches all,

O Lady Moon!

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Ancient Mother

Author Unknown

 

Ancient Mother

I hear you calling

Ancient Mother

I hear your song

Ishtar, Cerredwin, Hecate, Inanna

Isis, Artemis, Sophia, Athena,

Coatilicue, Aphrodite, Mielikki, Astarte,

Gaia, Saraswati, Kali.

Pele, Paso Wee, Demeter, Pavarti,

Hera, Akewa, Diana, Nidaba

Chicomecoatl, Lilith, Shekhina, Morgana

Maya, Izanami, Shakti 

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Daughter of the Elements

Author Unknown

 

Daughter of the elements
Daughter of the rain
Daughter of the thunder
Daughter of the flame

Daughter of the dawn
And daughter of the light
Daughter of the stars
And daughter of the night

Daughter of the earth 
And daughter of the trees
Daughter of the storms
And daughter of the breeze

Daughter of the moon
And daughter of the seas
Daughter of the winds
And daughter of the leaves
(x3)

I am...

I am the elements

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Triple Goddess Chant

Author Unknown

 

Horned maiden huntress, Artemis, Artemis,

New moon, come to us

Silver shining wheel of radiance, radiance,

Mother, come to us.

Honored Queen of wisom Hecate, Hecate,

Old one, come to us.

 

We All Come From the Goddess

Author Unknown

We all come from the Goddess

And to her we shall return

Like a drop of rain

Flowing to the ocean

(x2)

 

Hoof and horn, hoof and horn

All that dies shall be reborn
Corn and grain, corn and grain

All that falls shall rise again

We all come from the Goddess

And to her we shall return

Like a drop of rain

Flowing to the ocean

 

Sage and Crone, Sage and Crone

Wisdom’s gift shall be our own

Crone and sage, Crone and sage

Wisdom is the gift of age

 

We all come from the Goddess

And to her we shall return

Like a drop of rain

Flowing to the ocean

(x2)

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Witch’s Rune

Author Unknown

 

Darksome Night and Shining Moon

Balance of the dark and light,

Hearken ye our Witch's Rune,

As we perform our sacred rite!

With Earth and water, Aire and Fire,

By blade and bowl and circle round,

We come to you with our desire:

Let all that is hidden now be found!

With censor, candle, book and sword,

And ringing of the alter bell,

We tie the knot within out cord

To bind our magic in a spell.

Mother of the summer fields,

Goddess of the silver moon,

Join with us as power builds!

Dance with us our Witch's Rune!

Father of the Summer dew

Hunter of the winter snows

With open arms we welcome you!

Dance with us as power grows!

By all the light of moon and sun,

By all the might of land and sea

Chant the rune and it is done

As we will, so mote it be!

 

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