Be faithful and Ardent, Be a TEMPLAR!

Be faithful and Ardent, Be a TEMPLAR!

Here is a very stirring and historic song from the French Knights Templar. See below video for English translation, or just enjoy the culture and heritage…

It was in May that I was knighted
In the commandery of Montigny l’Allier
In this clear day my joy could not be compared
And to that of lovers who have their hearts filledWhen I received the immaculate cloak of order
Marked with red cross, with embroidered shoulder
The Grand Master, deigned to speak to me
“Be faithful and ardent because you are a TEMPLAR”Since on land and sea we have waged
Across the desert beneath the golden sky
Cursed Saracens I’ve known
As a true knight deserves to be

How many missions completed
How many engagements that the enemy constern
Through the iron of the spear to the sacred beaucant,
From Syria to Provence, I served Christendom!

Now today I am lying down
In fresh straw where I hear psalmodier
Up there, in the chapel, is the office of the dead
Courage, God calls you, you arrive at the port.

O distant Champagne country of my ancestors
Your cloudy sky missed me a bit
Beneath the blue firmament and the starry sky
We see all year round at the Crack of Knights

On my honor, Lord, I have Your faith sworn,
I give you my pure heart and my sword without a task
I fought for You without rest or relaxation,
I give you my sword with his harness

Sire God protect this country which is Yours
You walk there once followed by Your apostles
I traveled along its paths and trails
I’ve probably rode where you set foot.

The road that ends in paradise
Saints and Saints of God, help me on this day
St Georges and St Maurice that it is never said
That you have left me deprived of the God of love

Sire God of Thanks, Sire God of goodness
In my heart for another there never was a place
Thanks to the Lamb of God who,
Grace Dame Marie to whom the Order is dedicated