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.

Author Information

Rev. Jeffrey Wyndham (Ian Corrigan)

Author's Bio:

About the Author - Ian Corrigan is a past ADF Archdruid as well as recipient of the Distinguished Service award for his time as Bard Laureate. He is deeply involved in developing and implementing a modern Druidic occultism, creating rites and training to enhance our growing spiritual work. His druid books are available at Lulu.com

Articles by Rev. Jeffrey Wyndham (Ian Corrigan)

2017 Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship, Inc.

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