The King Edmund Ironside League (1016-2023)
The last King was slain a thousand years ago and more.
King Edmund’s killers said lies are true and truths are dead,
And, without regrets, those dwarves grew much in pride and war
And then, denying God, they enthroned themselves instead.
Taught wisdom by His Love, now we Ironside’s children, fed
By the Risen Lord Himself, are called to come to know
That in this land of Alban, Austin, Bede and Alfred
Trade is in no wise the end for us here below.
Once the greed for gold and the golden calf’s hateful gain,
Born of faithless lore and gilded vice, have been cast down,
We Edmund’s faithful children will raise up once again,
As long before, the Altar, the Cottage and the Crown.