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First Name
Chris
Last Name
Exile
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HYMN OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR

Mother of God! As evening falls
upon the silent sea
and shadows veil the mountain walls,
we lift our souls to thee!
From lurking perils of the night,
the desert’s hidden harms,
from plagues that waste, from blasts that smite!
Defend thy men at arms.

Mother of God thy starry smile
still bless us from above!
Keep pure our souls from passion’s guile, our heart’s from earthly love!
Still save each soul from guilt apart
as stainless as each sword,
and guard undimmed in every heart
the image of our Lord!

In desert march or battle’s flame.
In fortress and in field,
our war cry is thy holy name.
Thy love our joy and shield
and if we falter, let thy power
thy stern avenger be!
And God forget us in the hour
we cease to think of thee!

Mother of God! The evening fades on wave and hill and lea.
And in the twilight’s deepening shades
we lift our souls to thee!
In passion’s stress - the battle’s strife,
The desert’s lurking harms,
Maid mother of the Lord of Life,
Protect thy Men at Arms!


HYMN OF THE KNIGHTS HOSPITALLER
John of Jerusalem, saint and forerunner,
challenging old and young with God’s high demands:
justice and truth with integrity and mercy:
”Change now your life, for the Kingdom of God!”
Born of the priestly line, comfort forsaken,
John in the desert heard the Lord’s clarion call:
fearless and forthright he thundered out the challenge:
”Change now your life, for the kingdom of God.”
Jesus in faith approached him at the Jordan;
asked John for baptism with the crowd gathered round:
Voice and the dove of the Dayspring all attesting:
God in three persons the Trinity blest.
All praise to God the Lord, now and for ever,
Thrice Holy God hear now our praises on high;
Grant us your peace and let service be our purpose,
In holy love, as one Body in Christ.
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