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Posted By: Saro
29-Nov-07 - 01:42 PM
Thread Name: Songs for the Winter Solstice
Subject: ADD: Solstice Carol (Sarah Morgan)
Here's a song that I've used - words are my own, and I use the shape note hymn New Jerusalem as the musical setting. Best if you can find three other people to sing it with you!!
Saro

SOLSTICE CAROL
Words: Sarah Morgan
Music: Jeremiah Ingalls New Jerusalem)


Now is the midnight of the year
When darkness lingers long
The winter solstice we'll salute
With fire and feast and song

The King of Winter mounts his throne
To rule the conquered land
He sends the frost and bitter wind
To chill the heart and hand

Now all with wallets richly lined
And food and fuel to spare
You must provide for those in need
That all the feast may share