80. Flung To The Heedless Winds

1 Flung to the heedless winds
Or on the waters cast,
The martyrs' ashes will
Be gathered be at last;
And from that scattered dust,
Around us and abroad,
Shall spring a plenteous seed
Of witnesses for God.

2 Jesus has now received
Their latest living breath;
Yet vain is Satan's boast
Of vict'ry in their death;
Still, still, tho' dead, they speak
And, triumph-tongued, proclaim
To many a wak'ning land
The one availing Name.


Text Information
First Line: Flung to the heedless winds
Title: Flung To The Heedless Winds
Original Language: German
Translator: John Alex Messenger (1843)
Author: Martin Luther (1523)
Meter: 6 6 6 6 D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: The Christian Church
Tune Information
Composer: C. M. von Weber
Arranger: J. P. Holbrook (1862)
Meter: 6 6 6 6 D.
Key: E♭ Major

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