Earth Songs and Chants

Here is a collection of classic earth songs and chants, with listening links included. Many of these are rounds or can be harmonized easily. After lots of repetitions, gradually soften your voice until the song and you and nature and the Infinite are one.

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1.   ANCIENT MOTHER   “Ancient Mother, I hear you calling” (author unknown, sung by Libana)

2.   AUTUMN TIME   “Autumn time, red leaves fall … Demeter sadly walks the land, the dying grasses in her hand”  (author unknown, sung by Libana)

4.   BLOOD OF THE ANCIENTS   “And the forms pass, but the circle of life remains”  (Charlie Murphy and Ellen Klaven, sung by Ky)

5.   EVENING RISE, SPIRIT COME   “Mother Earth awakens me with the heartbeat of the sea”  (Native American song, sung by Sinnfrei)

6.   FLY, FLY, FLY   “The leaves are leaving the branch”  (a requiem, author unknown, sung by Libana)

7.   FULL MOONLIGHT DANCE   ”Under the full moonlight we dance, spirits dance we dance, joining hands we dance”  (by Karen Beth, sung by Tina Malia)

8.   HOOF AND HORN   “All that dies shall be reborn” (Ian Corrigan)  (goes with “We All Come from the Goddess”)

9.   MOTHER I FEEL YOU UNDER MY FEET   “Mother I feel your heartbeat … Sister I feel you in the riverbed … Brother I see you on the eagle’s wing”  (by Dianne Martin Windsong, sung by Gila Antara)

10.  NOW I WALK IN BEAUTY   “Beauty is before me, beauty is behind me, above and below me”  (Native American chant, sung by Libana)

11.  O GREAT SPIRIT  “O Great Spirit, sun sky and sea, you are inside and all around me”   (Aboriginal chant, sung by Robert Gass & On Wings of Song)

12.  O GREAT SPIRIT, I’M CALLING ON YOU   “Give me the strength to be just and fair; give me the strength of the Mother Bear”  (Pagan chant, author unknown, sung by Flight Of The Hawk)

13.  PEACE I ASK OF THEE O RIVER  “From the hills I gather courage; visions of a day to be”   (Girl Scout camp song by Glendora Gosling and Viola Wood, sung by Melinda Caroll)

14.  SPIRIT OF THE WIND   “Spirit of the Sea, set myself free … Spirit of the Rain, wash away the pain … Spirit of the Storm, help me be reborn”  (by Star Williams, sung by Brooke Medicine Eagle)

15.  THANK YOU FOR THIS DAY  “Thank you for this day; this healing this healing this healing day”  (chant from the Native American Church, sung by Karen Drucker)

16.  THE ACORN  “I am unfolding the way I should be, carved in the palm of Her hand”  (written and sung by Carol Johnson)

17.  THE RIVER IS FLOWING   “Mother Earth carry me, your child I will always be; Mother Earth carry me down to the sea”  (by Sun Bear, Chippewa tribe; sung by Line Halstad & Hallgeir Bjerke)

18.  WE ALL COME FROM THE GODDESS   “And to Her we shall return, like a drop of rain flowing to the ocean”  (can be sung with “Hoof and Horn”)   (by Z Budapest, sung by The Gaia Choir)

19.  WE ARE ALIVE  “If we have courage, we shall be healers; like the sun we shall rise”  (by Rose May Dance and Starhawk, sung by Ky)

20.  WHERE I SIT IS HOLY   “Forest, mountain river: listen to the sound; Great Spirit circles all around me”  (Native American chant, sung by Shaina Noll)


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