Tolkien’s “Burial Song for Theoden”

Because there is always hope…

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Because there is always hope…

Out of doubt, out of dark, to the day’s rising
He rode singing in the sun, sword unsheathing.

Hope he rekindled, and in hope ended;
Over death, over dread, over doom lifted

Out of loss, out of life, unto long glory.

~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Just for the record:  The Tolkien Ensemble did a great job on all the songs of the Lord of the Rings, and the featured image is a crop from Alan Lee’s rendering of the battle on the Pelennor Fields.

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