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Hymn to Isis

Hymn to Isis

It is night in a dark, dank Roman prison. Mary Magdalen and her sister priestesses are chained to the walls, awaiting crucifixion in the morning. Through many of those terrible hours, the priestesses sing this song in praise of their goddess, the Egyptian Isis–a song of great beauty, comfort, and inspiration. Read the hymn here:

Isis dawn-bringer
mother of light
deliver us from fear.
Isis the swift
raise the winds of justice
with your sky-wide wings.
Isis navigator
star of the sea
guide our boat to your shore.
Isis whose breasts
are heavy and sweet
as clusters of dates
comfort your children.
Isis of the sorrows
Isis of the rivers
Isis who endures
we are yours
we are yours.
Isis who brings life from death
receive us.
Into your hands we commend
our lives.
Into your hands we commend
our death.
Isis who endures
we are yours, we are yours.

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From The Passion of Mary Magdalen, by Elizabeth Cunningham (Monkfish Book Publishing, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by Elizabeth Cunningham. Reprinted by permission of Monkfish Book Publishing.
From The Passion of Mary Magdalen, by Elizabeth Cunningham (Monkfish Book Publishing, 2006).

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4:21AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

The Bible doesn't say that.

4:20AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

I didn't know Mary Magdalen had been crucified.

4:12AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

I didn't know Mary Magdalen had been crucified.

12:51PM PDT on Jul 12, 2011

That was a very beautiful and comforting hymn. Thank you Annie.

3:18AM PST on Nov 14, 2010


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12:50PM PDT on May 23, 2010

Is this a prayer created by Cunnigham or a prayer actually said in the times when Isis was worshiped so widely in Egypt?

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