Solstice Song for alto, harp and two flutes or recorders,
based on a poem by Moon Cloud.
O’ Blessed Sun, new infant Sun
I greet you with this light
kept safe against the winter wind
through longest, darkest night.
Come to us, New Sun, o’ come
and cast thy ray on Earth
May all creation here below
find joy in your rebirth.
The battle fought was long and hard
‘twixt kings of Oak and Holly.
Now war is won and joy begun
Join us, New Sun, in our folly.
Strength increasing, Love unceasing
Peace to all who hear
The promise of a new day dawning
To banish hate and fear.