You, Me, and All of the Above

Solstice Song

02:05
Kristin Lems
2015
Kristin Lems

Story

The winter and summer solstice are observed all over the world and have been for millennia.  Here is a song to take us through the “dark days,” remembering that the light will return.

Susan Draus created the magnificent choral arrangements for this song and will make it available for use by choirs.  To purchase the sheet music, please click here.  To contact Sue, please use this.

Lyrics

1. This is the time, the time of year

For gathering together

We can brave the longest night

And all the wintry weather

Longest night, we fear you not!

For we have kept our hearthstones hot

This is the time, the time of year

For gathering together.

 

2. Winter with its icy breath

Has thrown its spell upon us

All the birds and geese have left

And ice and snow surround us

But tonight, the balance shifts

Back toward life and all its gifts

This is the time, the time of year

For gathering together.

 

3. Force of darkness, force of night

You shall no longer lead us!

Rattle the windows, steal the light

But you shall not defeat us!

You wrestled us right to the ground

But we will win the coming round!

This is the time, the time of year

For gathering together.

 

4. So raise your glass and raise your voice

In fellowship and courage

Against the cold, against the odds

Our lasting lives will flourish

For we are all brave women and men –

And like the sun will rise again!

This is the time, the time of year

For gathering together!

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