Song for Balin

- On'ono Laivindur

Long was your life, far your wanderings,
service to kings, holder of rings.
Balin my kin, my Fathers friend,
May your honor and riches know no end.
Of Durins line you remain,
fought hard and well upon the plain.
I shall carry on your noble tale,
to all that live under hill or dale.
In battle I shall call out for you,
Baruk Khazad! Khazad ai-menu!*



*(translation: Axes of the Dwarves! The Dwarves are upon you!)
Gimlis battle call at the Battle of the Hornburg.