The swirling mists of time did
stir, as heavens opened wide,
God did view the worlds below,
and saw the troubles there.
The Saxon hordes took more and
more, the Picts and others too,
The land was filled with war and
hate, division everywhere.
The gods of darkness flourished
there, and stole the hearts of men,
And so it was, He sent below, a
spirit filled with power.
A warrior mage with power great
to show to all God's power,
Merlin his name, to shout
abroad, a legend born to man,
He came to show God's power
strong, and set the lands now free.
The gods of darkness cowered in
fear, when first they heard his name.
The serpents of the netherworld,
and all the druid gods,
They massed their forces down
below, the dragons and the beasts,
The witches, knights, and
foreign hordes, the evil and the dead,
And so began the war of wars, to
set the country free.
Now evil forces flooded in, and
overthrew the lands,
The men of England wondered why,
their God abandoned them,
Then Merlin came just like the
wind, a sight for all to fear.
Merlin had come to save the
land, from all the darkened hosts,
His face it shone with light and
power, he feared neither man nor beast.
He stood his ground for all to
see, and evil turned and fled,
Who was this man they all did
cry, that darkness flees from him.
A spirit from the otherworld,
the nations then did cry,
A druid prince, a prophet true,
a warrior, wizard, bard,
So thus my brothers of the
Light, a legend then was born.
The mage had come from Avalon;
he came to set us free,
Now listen well I tell you now,
for God did work through him,
He was no man as you and I, but
walked a road of faith.
Ah, faith I say, the unseen
thing, that oh we'd love to see,
As thin as any spiders web, and
strong as hardened steel,
Merlin the Mage, the Warrior
Mage, a thousand names has he.
But when you talk of what he's
done, do so in fear and awe,
The dragons came to war with
him, Morgan Le Fey as well.
He laughed and forced them back
again, their burrows there to hide,
They could not stand before his
power, and so they fled from it,
And Merlin stood upon his mount,
and praised the God of Light.
Lord of magic, sword and sight,
Merlin did rise to power,
Uther he helped until God's time
when Arthur then was born,
He taught, he fought, he gave
his all, a mage and sage and bard.
Now of many heroes do we sing,
of all their deeds of fame,
But none can stand before this
one, which God did so empower.
Arthur the King and Lancelot,
Gawain and Galahad,
These heroes do we sing and
praise, their tales do fill the land.
Of Excalibur, we all have heard,
as from the lake it came,
The story of the Grail is known
and Galahad so pure.
But now this day I so declare,
as power fills the air,
Merlin the Mage the Warrior
Prince, who stands before the foe,
As lightning crashed and
mountains moved as standing stones were moved,
The druids bowed to Merlin's
power they saw his mighty deeds.
He played the harp and calmed
the beasts; he fought with sword and spell,
Great power came to aid his
need, by spells that none could count,
And so, the legend now was born,
of one that God did send,
A man who walked the realms
beyond and one that none could stop.
Take courage now, both men and
boys, from this a tale so true,
The God of Light did guide
Merlin, and sends to us this hope.
Yet sad to say like Achilles, a
mortal weakness had,
Merlin did fall to loves sweet
call, enamored and ensnared.
A woman's wiles did spin a web
Merlin did fall within
And thus imprisoned, lost to
all, he waits until he's called.
Within a cave unseen to man,
Merlin his spirit sleeps,
Until the day ordained for him,
until the fateful hour,
For darkness will attack again
and evil spread its claws,
Yet in the time of dire need a
warrior mage you'll see.
A prophet, prince and mage as
well awaits patiently that day,
And in that day of greatest
dearth, Merlin you'll see return.
So put your faith in heaven's
Lord, who sends to us this power,
And now, I end this ode of fame,
of Merlin bold and brave,
Let courage fill your heart and
soul, and know that Light shall win.