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Bardic Arts

To Honor You
(To the tune Oil of Barley, from Playford 1651)
by
Leah Raedaelf of Pagham, Bard of the West

Invocation piece for March Crown, A.S. 38
22 February A.S. XXXVIII

I seek to have your leave today
To claim for you this Kingdom.
My life I’ll wager on the field,
To win for us the Crowns—
But Crowns and Kingdom shall be lost
If all we seek is glory.
By my sword, and by my oath,
I fight to honor you.

The favor that you give to me
Grants strength against temptation,
Through it, you’re ever by my side
To keep my honor strong—
For Crowns and Kingdom shall be lost
If all we seek is glory.
By my sword, and by my oath,
I fight to honor you.

With pride, I stand upon this field
To serve you and our Kingdom;
The friends I’ll meet across my sword,
I vow shall face my best—
For Crowns and Kingdom shall be lost
If all we seek is glory.
By my sword, and by my oath,
I fight to honor you.

My Liege, we seek Your leave today
To strive to earn Your Kingdom.
Our skill and honor all shall see
As we now face Your test—
But Crowns and Kingdom shall be lost
If all we seek is glory.
By our swords and by our oath,
We fight to honor You.


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