The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #64049   Message #1045111
Posted By: Catherine Jayne
31-Oct-03 - 03:26 AM
Thread Name: Chants vs. Song: why don't Pagans *sing*
Subject: LYR ADD: Amazing Grace - Pagan version
Im a Pagan....more specifically a Witch...although I am not Wiccan. I have practiced as a solitary and as part of a group/coven. Shortly (at Imbolc) I will be going into another group near where I live which is a big and important event in my life. Music is also important to and plays a large part in my life. All the Pagans I know love music in many forms and some of the chants have some lovely 'tunes'! I have sung the 'Lord of the Dance' posted above although it is rather long but wonderful, there are others such as 'Amazing Grace'

Amazing Grace,( to the tune of Amazing Grace)
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.