Chivalry's Challenge

© Music and Lyrics By Katrina of Coventry (Kathy Elliott)



There stands now amongst us one who would honor
his word, once given, an oath true and strong
And unto this warrior, we throw down the gauntlet
of chivalry’s challenge: the golden chain’s bond.

Chorus:	Will you take up the challenge?  Will you answer our call?
	For we seek only those with a pure heart and mind,
	and strength to defend great and small.

Your sword arm has brought you both fame and reknown
wherever you travel, across this great land
And many a worthy opponent in battle as fallen,
or yielded up unto your hand

Chorus

Yet sword strength is least in the deeds we require;
Above that are honor and truth
Hold high these ideals throughout all your days
Let your actions rise above reproof.

Chorus

Your strength and your honor, your faith and your words
will be, for others, a guide
By which their own actions will be judged as well,
So by your own heart, pray abide.

	Will you take up the challenge?  Will you answer our call?
	For we seek only those with a pure heart and mind,
	And strength to defend great and small.
		And strength to give service to all.