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Hail all;

I wrote this song a few years ago after reading an account by Valgard Murray of the life of Scotty McMurray, a longtime member of the Arizona Kindred.  Scotty was a Heimdall's man, and Valgard's words led me to the inspiration for this song as a centerpiece to an Offering Rite I'd been trying to compose to Heimdall for a Veterans' Day gathering.

Hail Those Who Watch and Ward!

Pip

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-Wearer of the Wolfskin-

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Heimdall you stand in wolfskin cloak

Auroch's horn close at hand

Guarding the way on Bifrost bright

Everward, Wakeful One

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Praises we sing, the Warder Bold!

Heimdall, Garth Guard, Watch over us!

Praises we sing, the Warder Bold!

Your Deeds shine bright, Honor's Beacon!

-Burden-

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Heimdall, Horn Ás, Never Sleeping

Looks o'er the Worlds, observing all

Grim of visage, solid of stance

Always ready to sound the Call

-Burden-

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Within your tales, are lessons true

Of watchfulness, against all ill

To be prepared, for Ragnarok

We'll look to Worth, and battle gear

-Burden-

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Midgard is green, Life upon Life

Quickened by Gods, Ordered by Same

Folk have a place within the Clan

Farmer, Craftsman, Hall Thane and Lord

-Burden-

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Community ties, of Birth and Word

Bind tight and strong, among the Folk

Rig did walk here, long, long ago

Taught us to know, work we must do

-Burden-

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Mind and Body, Art, Craft and Wit

Skill we should have, as Lord or Men

Helping the Folk, ready to be

In Peace or War, live large and strong

-Burden-

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Ever sharp ears, hear Battle Strife

Farseeing eyes, watch Mannish Deeds

Bell flared nostrils, smell tang of Blood

Inflowing breath, brings taste of Pain

-Burden-

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Praises we sing, the Warder Bold!

Heimdall, Garth Guard, Watch over us!

Praises we sing, the Warder Bold!

Your Deeds shine bright, Honor's Beacon!

-Burden-

-Burden-

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