Eco Christmas Carols

Ann Palmer / Gaia Dance
Tuesday, 16th December 2014

Alternative lyrics to some well-known carols.

Give us the freedom
(To the tune of 'O come, all ye faithful')
Original tune by John Francis Wade

Give us the freedom
first to love our planet
Care for its creatures and champion their lives.
Vision a future bright as the sunrise.
In thoughts rooted in wholeness,
in lives inspired by wholeness,
in deeds enacting wholeness,
One with Earth.

O, what will unite us?
Cultures, creeds and colours.
Love speaks. In love, see ways to grow.
Image your life as a star's reflection -
In thoughts rooted in wholeness,
in lives inspired by wholeness,
in deeds enacting wholeness,
One with Earth.

Sing, in your heart of
love beyond all measure.
Create a NatureNet embracing all.
Interconnected as all life on Earth -
In thoughts rooted in wholeness,
in lives inspired by wholeness,
in deeds enacting wholeness,
One with Earth.

Beat, heart with courage
sourced in love and oneness.
Beat to a harmony big as the Earth.
Nothing is stronger, or holds greater power -
In thoughts rooted in wholeness,
in lives inspired by wholeness,
in deeds enacting wholeness,
One with Earth. 

Children of the World

(To the tune of 'Good King Wenceslas')
Tune from the Piae Cantiones, 1582

Children of the World be bold,
Take our hands. We're legions.
We are strong and want real gold -
human evolution.
We are one in our great aim
Keep the planet healthy.
When we work in nature's name
we plan a future wealthy. 

We are actors on life's stage
trying out a new play.
Where the theme is of our age
devoid of its clichés.
We are on a hero's quest
sourced in history's timeline.
Where we win by serving best
Nature's grand design.

Tales and myths are life in code
for our delectation.
When we want to make inroads
on our situation.
Frodo championed Middle Earth,
broke the Ring of Power.
Sam a friend of highest worth
And so all are ours.

Follow others of renown,
trace the way believed in.
Recreate our own home ground
as an earthly heaven.
Carson, Lovelock, John Muir too,
many more agreeing.
They speak up for what to do
their mindsets so far-seeing.

The Mountain and the Ocean 

(To the tune of 'The Holly and the Ivy')
English traditional carol. 

The mountain and the ocean
Icons of our great realm
And water-source from glacier melt,
A job they do year-round.
Oh, the rising of the air
The clouding of the sky.
The cleansing of every part of earth
Rain-rivers feeding life. 

Streaming water, recycling,
Nature's self-assigned rôle,
and never stop to take a break
from their mountainous goal.
Oh, the rising of the air,
the clouding of the sky.
The cleansing of every part of earth
Rain-rivers feeding life. 

The mountain is our challenge,
the river is our flow.
And in great seas, oneness is found
of right action and goals.
Oh, the rising of the air,
the clouding of the sky.
The cleansing of every part of earth
rain-rivers feeding life. 

The wisdom of the planet
when seeded in our minds
is a template for a future more
co-operative and kind.
Oh, the rising of the air,
the clouding of the sky.
The cleansing of every part of earth
rain-rivers feeding life.

 

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