A Poem For All Times
AN OATH OF CHRISTIAN KNIGHTHOOD
I swear allegiance to the Lord,
The Source of unattainable Good
And Author of truth, justice, and life.
And to the precepts of His spoken Word,
By which I may prove my devotion
And live the life that my God desires.
I offer my heart as a home made clean
For Christ's Holy Spirit, which from my Father proceedeth.
Undoubtedly this is His greatest gift to His children.
To uphold the safety and virtue of the weak,
To show civility and mercy to the enemy,
To give heart, soul, mind, and strength to the calling of Christ:
Here is my oath, this day foresworn.
Of all purposes Christ first in my heart,
For whom I will do battle ceaselessly unto death.