January 9, 2013

Singing for the Udjat

Posted in Bast, Eye of Heru, Heru at 8:53 pm

Singing for the Udjat
© 2013 Natalie Baan

Mother Bast,
smile upon us,
singing for the Udjat!

Lord Heru,
we all praise You,
singing for the Udjat!

Joyful day —
we dance and play,
singing for the Udjat!

As You give,
so we all live,
singing for the Udjat!

Netjer bright,
giving us life
as we sing for the Udjat!


Notes: Written in January 2013 for the Udjat “Procession for Singing,” part of the Rekeh Wer festival for Heru. Bast is called upon here as an Eye of Heru.


January 28, 2011

New Moon Song

Posted in Eye of Heru at 12:38 pm

New Moon Song
© 2011 Natalie Baan

We pour water, we pour water for You.
We give praises under the crescent moon.
Dua Netjer at this Pesdjentiu!
We pour water, we pour water for You.

We light candles, we light candles for You.
We give praises under the crescent moon.
Dua Netjer at this Pesdjentiu!
We light candles, we light candles for You.

We burn incense, we burn incense for You
We give praises under the crescent moon.
Dua Netjer at this Pesdjentiu!
We burn incense, we burn incense for You.

Praise the Eye, praise the Eye of Heru!
We give praises under the crescent moon.
Dua Heru at this Pesdjentiu!
Praise the Eye, praise the Eye of Heru!
Praise the Eye, praise the Eye of Heru!


Notes: Written in October 2010. Pesdjentiu: the festival of the New Moon, which celebrates the appearance of the restored Eye of Heru.