Caroleans Prayer

Caroleans Prayer – Lyrics

Music by: Brodén / Text by: Brodén / Sundström


Far beyond their nations’ borders
There’s an army on the march
For religion, king and glory
In the name of Christ their enemies chastise

Taking orders from the heavens
Through hostile fire they will march
Unaffected by the volleys
Facing death their faith will keep their fear at bay

Into battle facing the fire, Lord thy will be done
Into battle walk in a line

See the white in their eyes, Caroleans are marching on
Put their lives in God’s hand for their kingdom and fatherland
See the white in their eyes, Caroleans are marching on

Morale and discipline unites them
A common faith to keep them strong
Always on their way to heaven
In the name of Christ their enemies chastise

Our Father, who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done,
As it is in heaven on earth
Give us today our daily bread
And forgive us our debts

Ahead, facing the lead
An army of Swedes, performing God’s deeds
Showing no fear, their judgement is near
Making their sacrifice
When the king and his men
Their enemies sight, prepare for the fight
Banners held high, ready to die
Hear how they praise the Lord

Historic fact:

In 1682, King Charles XI started to reorganize the Swedish army, which proved to be rather weak in the Scanian wars. Each province was bound by contract to raise and supply a regiment of 1200 men, called Caroleans.

They were trained to not open fire until they could see the white of their enemies eyes.

(Text credits: Gregory Sandoz)

Album Info:

Carolus Rex

Carolus Rex is available in 2 languages, English and Swedish.
Recorded & Mixed at Abyss Studios by Peter Tägtgren & Jonas Kjellgren
Produced by Peter Tägtgren
Mastered by Jonas Kjellgren
Released upon Nuclear Blast
Artwork by Jobert Mello / Peter Sallai

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