Pour the Waters

Pour the Waters

Pour the waters, raise the cup.
Drink your share of wisdom deep.
Strength and joy now fill us up.
As the elder ways we keep.

(optional extra verses)
When in ancient pagan days,
Fire was lit in sacred groves,
Powers of the gods did flow,
Bringing healing, wit, and love.

We in our time likewise go,
To the grove our trove to give,
To the gods, the dead, the sidhe,
And their blessings to receive.

So pour the waters, raise the cup.
Drink your share of wisdom deep.
Strength and joy now fill us up.
As the elder ways we keep.

(Words and music by Ian Corrigan; Sheet Music)

We have audio for a bright version and a dirge version (sometimes used for High Days between Sept and March, the "dark half of the year").

The "bright version" is usually sung as just the first verse, but may include all verses, while the dirge version consists of the first verse only.

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Page Information:
"Pour the Waters." submitted by Ian Corrigan on 15 May, 2019.
Page URL: https://www.adf.org/rituals/chants/blessing/pour-the-waters.html

 


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