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The following chants are appropriate for the part of the ADF liturgy where we process (move) from outside the ritual area, to gather inside it for our rite. Come, Follow Me Come to the Land Come We Merrily Come We Now as a People We Approach the Sacred Grove By the Land Beneath Us If you are an ADF member and know other chants for this part of the liturgy, please let us know about them!
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Come follow, follow, follow, follow, follow, follow me! Whither shall I follow, follow, follow, Whither shall I follow, follow thee? To the greenwood, to the greenwood, To the greenwood, greenwood tree!By John Hilton, 1652[sheet music]
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Come to the land, the holy land, The land that has welcomed our people. Come to the land, the beautiful land, May we root in her ever deeper.By Marae Price[Music]
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Come ye merrily, join us join us, on this hallowed ground. Come ye merrily, join us join us, on this hallowed ground. To gather strength from ways of old, join us in the sacred Grove, Come ye merrily, join us join us, on this hallowed ground.(Words and music by Marared, Green Man Grove 1992)This song is particularly well-suited for Beltane celebrations![Audio Clip]
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Come we now as a people To gather at the sacred well. Come we now as a people Together in the warmth and the light of the flame.Music and words by Ian Corrigan.[Audio Clip]
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We approach the sacred grove, With hearts and minds and flesh and bone, Join us now in ways of old, We have come home. (Words by Sean Miller, music "an Old English plainsong" traditional) [Audio Clip] [Sheet Music]
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By the land beneath us By the sea surrounding us By the sky above us We come unto the godsAuthor unknown[Audio]
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