Songs for the Strengthening Sun

by Sharon Knight and T. Thorn Coyle

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    This album is a collection of all-original chants written by T. Thorn Coyle and myself to help you celebrate the turning of the year. Loads of percussion, strong vocals, and easy to learn and sing along to in your rituals!

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A collection of chants for nature mystics, Goddess lovers, and those who celebrate the cycles of the year, featuring strong female vocals backed with percussion, guitar, and a choir.

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released 01 May 2009

All songs written and sung by Sharon Knight and T. Thorn Coyle.

Various percussion provided by Thorn and Sharon.

Guitar, mandola, and percussion provided by Winter.

Choir is Evelie DelFino Sales Posch, Paul Nordin, Winter, Elfin, Ellen Francik, Ambar, Robin Dolan, Ravyn Stanfield, and Don "Bear" Wilkinson.

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Track Name: Force of Nature
hail to the summer sky
blazing fierce immortal eye
hail to the fire, burning in the earth

hail to the wind that blows
alive beneath the wings of crows
blessed be the mighty force of nature

hail to the water fall
feeds the spring that keeps us all
hail to the standing stones that fill our hearts with awe

hail to the stars above
hail to the strength of love
blessed be the mighty force of nature
I lift my glass to you mighty force of nature
Track Name: Take Your Spirit Down
Take your spirit down, grow branches, grow branches
Send your love around, grow branches, grow branches

(Down, down down in to the ground)

Gather at you center, all you've ever been
In your belly plant the seed of life that dwells within
Send it down into the ground to link with Mother's heart
Where many does become the one by magick's ancient art

Take your spirit down, grow branches, grow branches
Send your love around, grow branches, grow branches

(Down, down down into the ground)

Down until you meet the molten core inside the Earth
Reaching ever to her like death into rebirth
Share your love, your thanks, your tears,
The joy of sweet release
And draw her strength inside of you
Soothing you with peace

Take your spirit down, grow branches, grow branches
Send your love around, grow branches, grow branches

(Down, down down into the ground)
Track Name: Tipping Point
Blessed be, you Gods and Mortals,
Blessed be, you inner fire.
Blessed be, you Crown of Brightness
Blessed be, you heart's desire.

We were waiting for a Turning,
Then we saw it was our lives.
When our hearts with heat are burning,
Like the sun in flight we rise!

Blessed be, you Gods and Mortals,
Blessed be, you inner fire.
Blessed be, you Crown of Brightness
Blessed be, you heart's desire
Track Name: Shining Twins
Hail! To the Golden Ones.
Hail! To your Shining Brightness
Hail! To the earth below and the lands beyond our eyes.

Freyr and Freya we honor you,
King and Queen of elf and wight
Bright powers dance among us here
We gift you the kiss of life!

Gorgeous brother, can you feel the power rise,
As the bells caress our dancing feet?
Gorgeous sister, I will lay my body down,
We will worship at the sacred feast!
Track Name: Hail Brigid
Hail Brigid of the triple face
Who's voice does rise on the lilt of grace
Who's blossoms beautiful ever bloom
On the wings of poetry's sweet perfume
Track Name: Briar Rose
Life is the light in the heart of the rose 2x
Rise, sleeper, kiss me and open,
Rise, sleeper, and dream no more.

All of Love covers the earth.
All of Love, the Limitless, dancing. 2x
Track Name: Serpent's Well
I will follow my heart into love everlasting.
Follow my heart in the heat of the flame.
Follow my heart into quenching, clear water
Follow my heart and back again.

The serpent rises from the well.
The serpent speaks in cunning ear.
All the powers of fluid grace
Grants to she who lingers here.

You are my daughter and ere shall be,
Though time and tide may shift the shore.
The honeyed tongue of the poet speaks
Light, the draught you onward seek.

The serpent leads to inward space.
The serpent bites, a potent kiss.
The journey beckons into darkness,
Drive not forth the lightning?s bliss.

You, the one all time has sought.
You, the metal and the ground.
Go you forth and speak the calling,
Crowned in silver, beauty bound.
Track Name: Frey and Freya
Hail to Freya, beauty of the North
Seer of the hidden realms within
Whose golden braids entwine the hearts of lovers
Be welcome, lusty queen of wild things

Hail to Frey, king of the Bright Ones
Whose fortune glows amber all around
Scent of pine, Keeper of the forests
Be welcome, Lord of Elves, and claim your crown
Track Name: Joys of Springtime
Awake, awake!
From the frosty spell of winter
Awake, awake!
For the bloom is on the rose
The hag has shed her winter cloak
Her brittle hair has turned to gold
The maiden’s kiss is sweet as wine
Huzzah for the joys of springtime!
Track Name: The Maypole
Come out, come out, it’s the first of May
Time to join in lovers play
Lets bind our yearnings to the pole
Let’s revel in Her lusty soil

Over and under, around and around
Weaving a web of desire
Over and under, around and around
Let the King and the Queen of the May be crowned
Track Name: Heart's Desire
I/we dance in the heat of my heart’s desire.
Dance in the heat of my/our heart’s desire.
Open the gate, the key is within, to the temple of the heart.
Track Name: Standing in Tiphareth
Draw down the Light
Draw down the Star of Opening
Welcome you, limitless
Light in Extension

Golden bright mystic light piercing the bowl of night…
Track Name: Blessings of the Summer Stars
Weep no more, for the sun is returning
The summer stars will shine once more, my friend
The warming winds will soothe away our sorrows
The wheel turns and brings us home again
Track Name: Awakened Soul
My soul is living and my soul is free
I am aligned in my divinity. 2x

Wake up, bless the world,
Wake up, stand tall,
Wake up, breathe in deeply of the sacred all around.
Track Name: Jewel of the Sun
Jewel of warmth, jewel of the sun
And the blossoming of spring has begun
Let the light return again
And shine in the hearts of women and men

Rejoice for the new born King of Summer
Ever greening the fields with life
Sing for the ripening of the apples
Rejoice for the King and his bountiful Wife!
Track Name: Gwion Bach
You can dream and stir a long time,
But when you get burned you will Know. 2x

Take your wisdom, run with it,
Take your wisdom, change. 2x
Take your wisdom, run with it,
In the end you will be born…
Track Name: Nature's Bounty
Lets give thanks for the bounty of the harvest
The Barley King has bowed his head
Let’s give thanks for the beauty all around us
Pour the wine and break the bread!

Oh – Pass the horn of plenty
Oh - Thanks be for nature’s bounty
Track Name: Blessing Waltz
I will live for this life,
I will sing for our truth,
I will bless your way. 2x

What is the vision I walk in this life?
Strength, and beauty and love. 2x
Track Name: Alchemy
Keep my lantern burning
Find the hidden stone
Deep in shadowed caverns
Carved into the throne

Flame consumes my sorrow
Reborn I am as art
The jewel of selfhood blazes
In my crowned and conquering heart
Track Name: Promethian Heirs
We burn with the power of a million stars.
We turn with the cycles of the fertile earth.
We burn with the power of a million stars.
We turn with the cycles of the fertile earth.
We are children of great promise.
We are inheritor’s of magic’s spark.
We are children of great promise.
We dance the light out from the dark.
Track Name: Rising of Breath
May our work be blessed on the rising of breath
May our work be open to love.
All is possible.