Friday, 10 May 2013

Hymn of the immortal warrior

Charles Ernest Butler: Funeral of a Viking Warrior

A hero was he
Touching all our lives
As if he lived and died
In a single moment
Great were his deeds
All his words were true
He lived and died
A man of honor
He paid with his life
For his life was the price
To pass the gates immortal
Thy journey begins
With sword in the wind
Stay thy hand rest thy command
For odin's call was heard above them all
Thy name shall never die!
Long shall we remember
He who walked the road of danger
Master of revenge
Death's no stranger
Blood and death lived on his sword
The god of war his only lord
Into the depths of hell
Go all he fell
Take thy shield take thy sword
All thy weapons to the sky
Ye shall need them when odin bid thee rise
For none but the brave
Shall rise up from the grave
To see the valkyries fly
And so it was by the hand of odin
Did the immortal warrior pass through
The gates of valhalla and into legend.
Rise brother rise pass valhalla's gates
Here great warriors await
Reborn from thy steel
All thy wounds be healed
From the earth to the sky
Now the son of odin rise!
Take thy place among the kings
For thy soul shall never die!

(Manowar - Hymn of the immortal warrior)