1 To us all, to every nation
comes the moment to decide,
in the strife of truth with falsehood,
for the good or evil side;
some great cause, God's new endeavor,
offering each the bloom or blight,
and the choice goes by forever;
'twixt that darkness and that light.
2 By the light of burning martyrs,
Jesus' bleeding feet I track,
toiling up new Calvaries ever
with the cross that turns not back;
new occasions teach new duties,
time makes ancient good uncouth;
they must upward still and onward,
who would keep abreast of truth.
3 Though the cause of evil prosper,
yet 'tis truth alone is strong,
truth forever on the scaffold,
wrong forever on the throne.
Yet that scaffold sways the future,
and, behind the dim unknown,
God is standing in the shadow
keeping watch beside God's own.
|First Line:||To us all, to every nation|
|Title:||To Us All, to Every Nation|
|Adapter:||W. Garrett Horder|
|Author:||James Russell Lowell (1845)|
|Topic:||God's Church: Life of Discipleship: Conflict and Perseverance; Commitment; Conflict(2 more...)|