What seek ye, brave and valiant knight
Well armed and well prepared?
So much in earnest for a fight
So eager not to be spared.
I am a Christian, he replied
Summoned by Christ’s command,
To free the spot where He suffered and died,
To fight for my Lady’s land.
I wish to be hated where Christ was hated,
And to hear those very same jeers
Which He heard as He died betrayed and berated
By a mob perfidious and fierce.
I desire to die on the sacred hill,
Sion, to set it free,
Where God’s last testament and will
Willed God’s own life to me.
— From Divine Alchemy