Last night, my Women's Drumming and Goddess Chanting Circle met for our annual Winter Solstice celebration. (The Circle meets on the first Wednesday evening of every month, which is why our festive partying seems so early!) Anyway, we had our usual singalong of Solstice songs and chants, including several "reclaimed" Christmas carols. Lyrics for such reclaimed carols are widely available on the Internet.
I thought I'd share one with you today which is a particular Circle favourite:
God Rest Ye Merry, Pagan Folk
God rest ye merry, pagan folk,
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!