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Pagan Songs Chants & Prayers

Updated on July 16, 2013

A list of Pagan Songs, Chants, Prayers and quotes.

I have compiled a list of various Pagan songs, chants and prayers which are popular within the Pagan community.

They have been listed in various sections to hopefully make them easy to find. Hopefully this can be a place where people can come and learn as well as share. I have added the authors name where known and I apologise if I have used anything and not accredited its source properly. If this is the case please feel free to contact me.

PAGAN CHANTS

Air I Am

Air I am: Fire I am: Water, Earth and Spirit I am

By Andras Corban Arthen

INVOCATION OF THE MOON GODDESS

Diana, queen of night,

In all your beauty bright,

Shine on us here,

And with your silver beam

Unlock the gate of dream;

Rise bright and clear.

On earth and sky and sea,

Your magic mystery

Its spell shall cast,

Wherever leaf may grow,

Wherever tide may flow,

Till all be past.

O secret queen of power,

At this enchanted hour

We ask your boon.

May fortune's favor fall

Upon true witches all,

O Lady Moon!

Doreen Valiente

EARTH,WATER,FIRE,AIR

The Earth, the Water, the Fire, the Air

Returns, returns, returns.

The Earth, the Water, the Fire, the Air

Returns, returns, returns.

Ah yay, Ah yay, Ah yay, Ah yay,

Ah yo, Ah yo, Ah yo, Ah yo,

Ah yay, Ah yay, Ah yay, Ah yay,

Ah yo, Ah yo, Ah yo, Ah yo.

Hoof & Horn

We all come from the Goddess

And to Her we shall return,

Like a drop of rain

Flowing to the ocean.

Hoof and Horn, Hoof and Horn

All that dies shall be reborn

Corn and Grain, Corn and Grain

All that falls shall rise again

(Chorus)

Sage and Crone, Sage and Crone,

Wisdom's gift shall be our own.

Crone and Sage, Crone and Sage,

Wisdom is the gift of age.

Note: This is the version on my CD, sung by Moving Breath.

Another version follows:

We all come from the Goddess

And to Her we shall return,

Like a drop of rain

Flowing to the ocean.

Hoof and horn, Hoof and horn

All that dies shall be reborn

Fire and rain, Fire and rain

All that dies shall live again

Chorus

Air and earth, Air and earth

All that dies shall have new birth

Corn and grain, Corn and grain

All that falls shall rise again

--"Hoof and Horn" section words and music by Ian Corrigan, other verses attributed to Z. Budapest

MORE PAGAN CHANTS

EARTH MY BODY

Earth my body,

Water my blood,

Air my breath,

And Fire my spirit.

THE GODDESS CHANT

Isis, Asarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Innana

CHARGE OF THE GODDESS

BY DOREEN VALIENTE

Charge of the Goddess

Hear my words and know me!

I shall be called by a million names by all who speak!

I am Eternal Maiden!

I am Great Mother!

I am the Old One who holds the immortal key!

I am shrouded in Mystery, but am known to every soul!

Hear my words and know me!

Whenever the moon rises in the heavens shall my children come to me.

Better, it be once a month when the moon is full, shall ye assemble in some secret place, such as this, and adore the spirit of I.

I, who am the Queen of Witches!

And under my watchful eye, my children shall be taught the mysteries of Earth and Nature, of the ways of all Magick!

That which is unknown shall be known, and that which is hidden shall be revealed, even the secluded soul shall be pierced with my Light.

From my cauldron shall be drunk all knowledge and immortality!

Ye shall be free from slavery and ye shall dance, sing, and feast.

Music shall surround you, for mine is the ecstasy of the spirit, and mine is also the joy of the earth!

I do not demand sacrifice!

For behold, I am the Mother of all living things!

Create and heal!

Be strong, and yet gentle.

Be noble, yet reverent.

Bring forth and replenish.

And as does the cycle of the Moon ever begin to wax and wane and to grow forth again, as do the seasons from one to the next flow in smooth rhythm, from sowing to reaping, to seeming death and rebirth ... so will my children know their own pattern in both worlds!

And ye shall say these words ...

I Will love and harm none.

I Will live, love, die, and live again.

I Will meet, remember, know, and embrace once more.

For the free will of ALL, and with harm to None

As I will

It now is done

So mote it be!

Parting Song

The Circle is Open, But Unbroken,

May the Lord and the Lady be Ever in your Heart!

Merry Meet and Merry Part,

and Merry Meet Again!

Make Me Strong In Spirit

Make me strong in spirit

Courageous in action

Gentle of heart

Let me act in wisdom

Conquer my fear and doubt

Discover my own hidden gifts

Meet others with compassion

Be a source of healing energies

And face each day with hope and joy

~ Abby Willowroot © 1998

A MORNING PRAYER

Oh Great Goddess

Bless this day

Keep me safe and whole

Oh Great Goddess

Bless my path

Help me to act on thy wisdom

Oh Great Goddess

Bless my family

All life on this Earth

~ Abby Willowroot © 1999

NIGHT PRAYER

Thank You Great Goddess for this day

for the blessings and lessons that came my way

May my sleep be peaceful in dreams and rest

and tomorrow may I do my best

~ Abby Willowroot © 1999

A MUST FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR CHANTS & SONGS

Review from Amazon

''As a Pagan and musician, I love this book! But you certainly don't have to be Pagan to use and enjoy this extensive collection of spiritual songs -- Many faiths are included here. The book is decidedly geared toward honoring the earth, the elements, the Spirit, and the Spirit within, and is essential for anyone following an Earth religion or who wishes to recognize their spiritual connection to both the Earth and Spirit in their worship. If you organize and/or write rituals for your religious group, you should not be without Circle of Song. The book is well organized, includes notations and sheet music for every song, and even suggests dances that can go along with some songs.''

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A GREAT PAGAN BAND TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION - Inkubus Sukkubus

Native Chant

Native American Prayers, Chants & Quotes

Native American

Prayers Chants & Quotes

Arapaho Ghost Dance Song

Wearing My Long Wing Feathers

Wearing my long wing (white) feathers as I fly

Wearing my long wing (white) feathers as I fly

I circle around, I circle around

The boundaries of the Earth: The endless universe

Arapaho Ghost Dance Song. Melody by Judith Foster (NROOGD)

Now I Walk In Beauty

Now I walk in beauty

Beauty is before me

Beauty is behind me

Above me and below me

Around me and within me.

Traditional Navajo.

HEAR ME

Hear me, four quarters of the world-- a relative I am! Give me the strength to walk the soft earth. Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand, that I may be like you. With your power only can I face the winds. Great Spirit...all over the earth the faces of living things are all alike. With tenderness have these come up out of the ground. Look upon these faces of children without number and with children in their arms, that they may face the winds and walk the good road to the day of quiet. This is my prayer' hear me!

Black Elk, Sioux Indian

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

Oh, Great Spirit

Whose voice I hear in the winds,

And whose breath gives life to all the world,

hear me, I am small and weak,

I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold

the red and purple sunset.

Make my hands respect the things you have

made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.

Make me wise so that I may understand the things

you have taught my people.

Let me learn the lessons you have

hidden in every leaf and rock.

I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,

but to fight my greatest enemy - myself.

Make me always ready to come to you

with clean hands and straight eyes.

So when life fades, as the fading sunset,

my Spirit may come to you without shame.

(translated by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark in 1887)published in Native American Prayers - by the Episcopal Church.

EARTH TEACH ME TO REMEMBER

by John Yellow Lark

Earth teach me stillness

as the grasses are stilled with light.

Earth teach me suffering

as old stones suffer with memory.

Earth teach me humility

as blossoms are humble with beginning.

Earth Teach me caring

as the mother who secures her young.

Earth teach me courage

as the tree which stands alone.

Earth teach me limitation

as the ant which crawls on the ground.

Earth teach me freedom

as the eagle which soars in the sky.

Earth teach me resignation

as the leaves which die in the fall.

Earth teach me regeneration

as the seed which rises in the spring.

Earth teach me to forget myself

as melted snow forgets its life.

Earth teach me to remember kindness

as dry fields weep in the rain.

Ute, North American.

TRADITIONAL GAELIC BLESSING

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face;

the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Amazing Peace

A Traditional Scottish Melody : Author John Stitely

Amazing peace, oh sweet repose

A gift with endless life.

The gods do grant us relief from woes

and shield us all from strife.

We, born of love from our Mothers womb

Celebrate our gifts in joy.

And open our hearts with each new boon

For love is our only toil.

To our Lord and Lady we give our oaths

In the path of the Witches Wheel.

Of pain and pleasure we know both

And dance the eternal reel.

The dance is swift and each will fall

as meat for Herne's dark hounds.

The master will lift us all,

and by death we will not be bound.

In peace we come and in peace we go

freed from death and pain.

In each new life we will show

How to live and love again.

Celtic Blessings

BLESSING OF THE ELEMENTS

Grace of the love of the skies be thine,

Grace of the love of the stars be thine,

Grace of the love of the moon be thine,

Grace of the love of the sun be thine,

Grace of the love and the crown of heaven be thine.

AN OLD CELTIC BLESSING

May the blessing of light be on you-

light without and light within.

May the blessed sunlight shine on you

and warm your heart

till it glows like a great peat fire.

GOOD WISH BLESSING ( Durachd )

Power of raven be thine

Power of eagle be thine

Power of the fiann.

Power of storm be thine

Power of moon be thine

Power of sun.

Power of sea be thine

Power of land be thine

Power of heaven.

Please leave your comments here - If you leave any Pagan chants, poems or prayers I will add then to the lens

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      Lionrhod 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Nice page, thanks!

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      Violeta Naruseviciute 3 years ago from Bristol, England

      A very useful lens. I picked it as a recommendation along with my new lens "Q n A with contemporary bard Ameryst Oak"

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      sierradawn lm 4 years ago

      I feel right at home here on your beautiful lens! Many of these chants I know by heart & sing often. Here is one of my personal favorites. It is a spell to chant when adding sugar & cream to coffee or tea, but I use it everyday even if I am not stirring anything:

      (after adding sugar to coffee or tea stir counter-clockwise & say):

      "A little less headache

      "A little less strife" (then stir clockwise, creating a vortex and say):

      "A little more sweetness into my life" (Into the vortex drizzle cream & say):

      "Light in my Dark

      Dark in my Light

      find my Balance

      find my Might"

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would love that as well

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for adding the attribution. I am grateful. I is my thought that noting that the Traditional Scottish tune is Amazing Grace might help peoplel sing it. Your site -- your choice. Thanks

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      Morgana1 4 years ago

      I would like to thank everyone here for there lovely comments and for bringing joy this this little corner.

      Blessings to All

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      Monika Weise 4 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      Merry Meet! I was very impressed with the detail in this article. Great job!

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      EmeraldWillow LM 4 years ago

      What an awesome list! thanks so much for taking the time to share this.

      Bright Blessings

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Looking for a chant of healing for a loved one?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You can check out the Witches' Voice, which has listings for just about everything in every state and many countries. If you are looking for a teacher, a group, a coven, or whatever, check there. You'll likely find someone in your own town/city that you can talk to and ask questions of. Good luck and bright blessings! And welcome home....

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      SWIFT IN flight,cast out darkness bring in light -earth be hollow air be clear ,a sacred bridge this side shall be as my will so mote it be-bless be -merry part master.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am looking for a chant or prayer to call for a thunderstorm.

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      djcj101 5 years ago

      By the earth that is her body

      By the air that is her breath

      by the fire of her spirit

      by the waters of her womb

      As above so below

      This circle is now (whole/closed)

      Use this to open a circle and call the goddess)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am wanting to get more involved with wicca how do i do that

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      AshleySears LM 5 years ago

      SJ Tucker is a fabulous musician and her music is very chant like at times!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Brightest blessings.I love this page! I turn to it upon wakenimg.each and every dawn bless you and thank you! Blessed be

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wonderful resource, I have seen many of these chants before :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Lovely lens. Thanks for sharing these pretty blessings and prayers.

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      WoodlandBard 5 years ago

      What an incredible resource, must have taken some time to sort out, such a lot of variety. I love it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I had sort of expected that the information aboutmy song would have been updated by now-- or at least some rational reply. I don't mind you posting my stuff if you attribute it correctly Please respond.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      do you by chance have the words to I am Pagan and I am Proud?? would love to have them and the New Moon chant.. those 2 parts of them I can't understand to write them?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      "Amazing Peace" in this collection is listed as "Author unknown". I find that a bit distressing since I am the author. The "Traditional Scottish Melody" is "Amazing Grace" I like the tune but was not fond of the lyrics. So I wrote a Wiccan set which fit my personal lights in the nineties, which i can document. Please attribute it correctly

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      exotickitten731 6 years ago

      Love this beautiful Lens Thanks A Bunch, And If You Wanted to Know My Pagan Name According to that link you gave me my name is Branwen Dove East

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      GreenfireWiseWo 6 years ago

      Great lens - really beautiful. Thank you.

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      szeman 6 years ago

      Your lens is great for the new Pagans.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is most spectacular. Thank you ever so much.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Beautiful!

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      Nan 6 years ago from London, UK

      A very good collection of pagan chants and songs. I have featured this with my own lens on Pagan music.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      "Hoof and Horn" is actually incomplete...and written by Ian Corrigan. You need to site your sources please.

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      MSBeltran1 7 years ago

      What a great lens; We All Come from the Goddess/Hoof and Horn are a personal favorite of mine, we sing it at our house just about every Sabbat. Nice work, very well done.

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      Morgana1 7 years ago

      [in reply to Sorcelle]

      Thank you so much Sorcelle I really appreciate you adding to Hoof and Horn.

      Your a gem

      Thank you

      Blessings xxx

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hey, I just wanted to let you know that umong our group, there is another part to the "Hoof and Horn" chant...

      We all come from the Goddess

      And to her we shall return

      Like a drop of water

      Flowing to the ocean

      We all come from the Goddess

      And to her we shall return

      Like a drop of water

      Flowing to the endless sea

      The women of our group usually chant that part, while the men chant the hoof and horn part.

      I love the page. Brightest Blessings.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hey, I just wanted to let you know that umong our group, there is another part to the "Hoof and Horn" chant...

      We all come from the Goddess

      And to her we shall return

      Like a drop of water

      Flowing to the ocean

      We all come from the Goddess

      And to her we shall return

      Like a drop of water

      Flowing to the endless sea

      The women of our group usually chant that part, while the men chant the hoof and horn part.

      I love the page. Brightest Blessings.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Really enjoyed this lens, videos are great.