January 8, 2013

Chant for Offering Ma’at to Netjer

Posted in -Miscellaneous at 9:46 pm

Chant for Offering Ma’at to Netjer
© 2013 Natalie Baan

May I live my life as Your offering;
may I live my life in ma’at!
[repeat]


Notes: Written in January 2013.


January 2, 2012

Housework Song

Posted in -Miscellaneous at 8:13 am

Housework Song
© 2012 Natalie Baan

Make it clean, make it pure for [name of God]!
Make it whole, make it holy for [name of God]!
[repeat]


Notes: Written in January 2012 while cleaning the litter box, but effective for any kind of house or yard work. The recording names Ma’at and Bast, but you can substitute the God(s) of your choice.


July 24, 2011

Peace Song

Posted in -Miscellaneous at 4:30 pm

Peace Song
© 2011 Natalie Baan

Hotep, hotep,
iiwy em hotep.
Hotep, hotep,
hotep.

Netjer, Netjer,
when our hearts are troubled,
Netjer, Netjer,
hold us in Your love.

Hotep, hotep,
iiwy em hotep.
Hotep, hotep,
hotep.

Hotep, hotep,
iiwy em hotep.
Hotep, hotep,
hotep.


Notes: Written in May 2011. iiwy em hotep: welcome in peace.


Wep Ronpet

Posted in -Miscellaneous at 4:13 pm

Wep Ronpet
© 2011 Natalie Baan

Wep Ronpet, Wep Ronpet
opening the year
Wep Ronpet, Wep Ronpet
dance and sing and cheer
Wep Ronpet, Wep Ronpet
day of Zep Tepi
time of renewal and
possibility

Wep Ronpet, Wep Ronpet
kiss the face of Ra
Wep Ronpet, Wep Ronpet
with great love and awe
Wep Ronpet, Wep Ronpet
honor every God
carried in procession
nourished by ma’at

Wep Ronpet, Wep Ronpet
beautiful as Tem
Wep Ronpet, Wep Ronpet
beginning and end
Wep Ronpet, Wep Ronpet
let the sistra ring
O Netjer, be content
with our offering

O Netjer, bless us all
our nation and king


Notes: Written in July 2011. Wep Ronpet is the Kemetic New Year. (If you aren’t Kemetic Orthodox, feel free to replace the last couplet with a repetition of the previous two lines.)


January 28, 2011

Song for a Beautiful Festival

Posted in -Miscellaneous at 12:15 pm

Song for a Beautiful Festival
© 2011 Natalie Baan

Splendid in Their coming,
Splendid in Their going,
beautiful the day —
Behold the Gods in festival!
Flowers in our hands,
flowers on the altars,
garlands for the Gods —
Breathe in their living perfume!
Music in our hearts,
music in our voices,
rising to the sky —
Now dance for all the Netjeru!
Splendid in Their coming,
Splendid in Their going,
beautiful the day —
Behold the Gods in festival!
Beautiful the day —
the Gods are all in festival!


Notes: Written in October 2010.


Tiny Little Offering Song

Posted in -Miscellaneous at 12:12 pm

Tiny Little Offering Song
© 2011 Natalie Baan

May our offering, may our offering be pure.
May our offering, may our offering be pure.
May our offering, may our offering please God.
May our offering, may our offering please God.
[repeat at least 1x]


Notes: Written in October 2010.


January 27, 2011

Prayer Song

Posted in -Miscellaneous at 3:34 pm

Prayer Song
© 2011 Natalie Baan

Netjer, hear our prayers!
Netjer, hear our prayers!
Netjer, may our prayers all become!
[repeat]


Notes: Written in the fall of 2010. Very simple all-purpose prayer song.