Greeting the Spring: An Elemental Invocation
Greeting the Spring: An Elemental Invocation
Opening

Leader 1: At this time of balance, at this time of awakening,we celebrate Ostara, the Spring Equinox.
Leader 2: We honor the fertile Earth. We honor the warming breezes.
Leader 1: We Honor the waxing light. We honor the nurturing rains.
Leader 2: Welcome Spring, new life to bring, to land, to us, to all.
Leader 1: Welcome Spring, rebirth we sing, within and 'round us all.

HYMN: Greeting the Spring
(Text: David Ensley, Tune: ORIENTIS PARTIBUS, #243 in Singing the Living Tradition)

Sing of the EAST, the realm of AIR,
There gifts of sight and wisdom fair.
Dancing March breeze on this blest morn.
We celebrate the SPRING newly born.

Sing of the SOUTH, where FIRE burns bright,
There gifts of passion and ardent light.
Length’ning warm days on this blest morn.
We celebrate the SPRING newly born.

Sing of the WEST, deep WATER clear,
There gifts of health and love draw near,
Flowing with life on this blest morn.
We celebrate the SPRING newly born.

Sing of the NORTH, and strength of EARTH.
There gifts of life in joyous rebirth.
Springing up green on this blest morn.
We celebrate the SPRING newly born.

Sing of the LADY, and LORD of Green Wood,
Joyful Spring Maiden, and Shepherd Good,
Bringing us joy on this blest morn.
We celebrate the SPRING newly born.

Sing of the SPIRIT, Source of all,
Giver of life, to you we call,
Moving in us on this blest morn
We celebrate the SPRING newly born.

Leader 1: May the powers of the Ancient One,
Leader 2: the Spirit of Life, Source of all creation,
Leader 1: May the powers of the Goddess, bright lady of the moon,
Leader 2: And the God, horned hunter of the sun,
Leader 1: May the powers of the guardian spirits,
Leader 2: Rulers of the elemental realms,
BOTH: May the powers of the stars above and the Earth below bless this time, this place, and all who gather here.

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