SWEETGRASS AND CANDLE (words by John Oldham)

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Sweetgrass and candle
the peace-pipe and bible,
the stories of elders,
and beat of the drum;
these are the symbols
of hope, faith and justice.
We gather in circle
affirming we’re one.

Welcome the stranger
for he is our brother
and she is our sister
of mother earth.
Care for creation
for all life is sacred
and we are united
by vision’s rebirth.

Join in the circle
that will have no ending,
for we are all equal
and loved in God’s sight.
Praise the great spirit!
We gather as family
to sing of Love’s freedom
and dance with delight!

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