Written by Connie Barlow
This Cosmic version of Silent Night has been a traditional part of PaGaian Winter Solstice ceremony for over a decade now, sung after the ceremonial lighting of the fire, and announcement is made of our Origins.
For each verse, the first and last lines are always the same:
FIRST LINE: Silent night. Holy night. All is calm. All is bright.
LAST LINE: Life abounds upon Earth. Life abounds upon Earth.
1. PLAN-ets GRACE-ful-ly CIR-cle the SUN
STAR-dust CY-cles through EV-er-y ONE
2. RA-di-ant BEAMS from PRI-mor-dial STARS
CLUMPED in-to PLAN-ets like VE-nus and MARS
3. CAR-bon NI-tro-gen AND cal-ci-UM
ALL were BORN in-side AN-ces-tral SUNS
4. DEATH and re-CY-cling of MILL-ions of STARS
BROUGHT forth PLAN-ets and ALL that we ARE
5. SIL-ver GOLD and TI-ta-ni-UM
FORGED in STARS be-fore EARTH had be-GUN
6. FLAR-ing FORTH a-cross HEAV-en a-BOVE
SU-per-NO-vas made ALL that we LOVE
NOTE: This “stardust” version of Silent Night was first used by Connie at the December 21, 2003, intergenerational Sunday service of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clemson, South Carolina.
Here it is on YouTube: Silent Night (for the cosmically inclined)
For the full script offered for Winter Solstice ceremony, see Winter Solstice, Chapter 7, PaGaian Cosmology
For a related Winter Solstice meditation, see PaGaian Cosmology Meditations (available digitally, and individually)