Hymn: Way of Virtue

I have no idea where in the Empire has this kind of choral tradition, but I got earwormed with it and therefore had to write the whole thing. It’ll go to the tune Blaenwern (hymnary.org/tune/cwm_rhondda_hughes ) Copyleft, do what you want with it, etc. - including complaining loudly when anyone starts on it because it takes For Bloody Ever.

Virtue star of our desiring
Lead us through this mazy life.
Light our path through ev’ry darkness
Through this vale of woe and strife.
Way of virtue, way of virtue
Lead us from this mortal land
Lead us from this mortal land.

Give us Pride that we may value
All the things we make and do
For our Pride sustains and leads us
Till we live our lives anew.
Way of virtue, way of virtue
Lead us from this mortal land
Lead us from this mortal land.

Without Ambition we are broken
By the Wayside lost and still
For Ambition leads us onward
That our dreams we may fulfill.
Way of virtue, way of virtue
Lead us from this mortal land
Lead us from this mortal land.

Vigilance reveals the hazards
Surrounding ev’ry pilgrim’s way
Vigilant we guard our virtues
Lest the world tempt us to stray.
Way of virtue, way of virtue
Lead us from this mortal land
Lead us from this mortal land.

Courage keeps us forging forward
Beyond where tim’rous cowards yield.
Courage is our sword and buckler
Through its aid we win the field.
Way of virtue, way of virtue
Lead us from this mortal land
Lead us from this mortal land.

Prosperity our shield and armour
Open alms-pouch, laden board
Falters foe as allies Prosper
Open heart and open hoard.
Way of virtue, way of virtue
Lead us from this mortal land
Lead us from this mortal land.

Wisdom is our staff and compass
On this path of mortal years.
Wisdom guides our ev’ry footstep
Through this shadow’d vale of tears
Way of virtue, way of virtue
Lead us from this mortal land
Lead us from this mortal land.

Loyalty binds us together
For alone we surely fall
Loyal friends and lords to lead us
Conquer we our troubles all.
Way of virtue, way of virtue
Lead us from this mortal land
Lead us from this mortal land.

Virtue star of our desiring
Lead us through this mazy life.
Light our path through ev’ry darkness
Through this vale of woe and strife.
Way of virtue, way of virtue
Lead us from this mortal land
Lead us from this mortal land.

Probably Highguard?
Good stuff :slight_smile:

Definitely sounds like it should be ours. I’ll make a few copies for the choir!

Awesome, I shall look forward to hearing it!