"By The Light of The Northern Star" as written by and Heri Joensen....
In the mass grave of mythology lie the legends of the past
Discarded superstitions,
Although once held high both in honour and in awe
Now they have fallen too far to rise, and closed their eyes
The time and the tide
From yearning years of want on to dark days of wane
We have walked by the light of the northern star
From frozen fjords of rime out to swift seas of raid
We have sailed by the light of the northern star
The northern night has never seen

The southern cross shine bright
Across the colder seas under rain ridden skies
We go on by the light of the northern star
May the mighty Mj?lnir nail the bleeding
And naked Nazarene upon the pagan planks
Pound in the painful nails now and hang him high and dry
Or have we fallen too far to rise and closed our eyes
The time and the tide
Have we fallen too far to rise and closed our eyes
The time and the tide


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"By the Light of the Northern Star" as written by Heri Joensen

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    General CommentMay the mighty Mjølnir nail the bleeding
    And naked Nazarene upon the pagan planks
    Pound in the painful nails now and hang him high and dry

    Ouch!

    Some years ago I came across Tyr and really liked their music, both technicality and musically. Later I sat down to listen a full album and looked up the lyrics.

    Now as a person who sees Jesus Christ as my great leader, this was a problem for me, and a pity at the same time, because I really dig their music.

    To put in a quote from a comment to a interview with one of the band members, with which I can identify myself:

    norsemyth.org/2013/11/…

    " Interesting interview. I am vaguely interested in this band and must admit that though I am a Christian, I take guilty pleasure in their latest album: Valkyra, which is centered around nationalism and mythology and not specifically against religion. I listened to Ragnarok and Lay of the Thyrm, but did not like them. I won't even bother with the overtly anti-Christian album: By the Light of the Northern Star. I just wish that some talented and angry Christian musicians could come out of the woodwork and make metal music about the Christian warriors who fought during the Crusades. Surely, many Christian young men could get into that genre, instead of settling for misguided musicians who needlessly attack their religion."
    McLamboon August 29, 2018   Link

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