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The Yule Log                 The Yule Log MP3 (1,3 MB)

Outside the rain drives down, drives down, but we are dry and warm.
The winter wind blows cold, blows cold, but we are safe from harm.
Protection from the storm have we, and shelter from the night,
and so we hail the holy hearth, and the Yule Logs living light!

The longest night is come, is come, the year is at an end.
May all ill-luck be gone, be gone, all broken fortunes mend.
Midwinters fire burns every bane, illuminates the night,
and so we hail the holy hearth, and the Yule Logs living light!

See how the sacred fire, the fire is hidden in the wood.
Just so the ills we see, we see, may hold a spark of good.
From winter shall the spring be born, day from the womb of night,
and so we hail the holy hearth, and the Yule Logs living light!

Diana L. Paxson

Vocals: Michaela Macha

 

Diana is member of The Troth and Gyja of the seidh group Hrafnar. 

Lyrics and sheet music in:
Yuletide Carols: Seventeen heathen carols, traditional and new  
by Winifred Rose, Diana L. Paxson, Kveldulf Gundarsson, Jenny Blain and others.
18 pages, stapled - $2.50.

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