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Thread #34329   Message #462572
Posted By: Patrish(inactive)
15-May-01 - 03:47 AM
Thread Name: Music and Poems for a Funeral
Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN A KNIGHT WON HIS SPURS (Jan Struther
Its difficult to put into words the comfort that I want to give you and your family. Its a hard time and eventually its not so hard, I know that sounds daft - sorry.
I am totally non religious, but one hymn/song that I really like is this one

When a knight won his spurs, in the stories of old,
He was gentle and brave, he was gallant and bold;
With a shield on his arm and a lance in his hand
For God and for valour he rode through the land.

No charger have I, and no sword by my side,
Yet still to adventure and battles I ride,
Though back into storyland giants have fled,
And the knights are no more and the dragons are dead.

Let faith be my shield and let joy be my steed
'Gainst the dragons of anger, the ogres of greed;
And let me set free, with the sword of my youth,
From the castle of darkness the power of the truth.

Terri, my thoughts are with you
Patrish xx