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Yule Eve Blessings

The Holly and the Ivy
adapted by Susan M. Shaw

The holly and the ivy
When they are both full grown

Of all the trees that are in the wood

The holly bears the crown.

The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer

The playing of the merry tunes

As we Pagans sing with cheer.

The holly bears a blossom
White as the lily flower

The Goddess shares the Solstice Sun

Days grow longer with its power.

The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer

We celebrate with joyous hearts

The Wheel of the Year.

The holly bears a berry
As red as any blood

The Goddess brings the Solstice Sun

To allow our hopes to bud.

The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer

These blessed signs of life’s renewal

Will banish any fear.

The holly bears a prickle
As sharp as any thorn

The Goddess lights the Solstice Sun

As we welcome the new morn.

The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer

The Green Man and the Holly King

Are always welcome here.

The holly bears a bark
As bitter as any gall

The Goddess gives the Solstice Sun

For the wonder of us all.

The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer

In perfect love and perfect trust

May our hearts be ever clear.

The holly and the ivy
When they are both full grown

Of all the trees that are in the wood

The holly bears the crown.

The rising of the sun
And the running of the deer

The playing of the merry tunes

As we Pagans sing with cheer.

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