259. Flung to the Heedless Winds

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

2 The Father hath received
Their latest living breath,
And vain is Satan's boast
Of vict'ry in their death.
Still, still, tho' dead, they speak,
And, trumpet-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
German Title: Ein neues lied wir heben an
Translator: John A. Messenger (1843)
Author: Martin Luther (1523)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Reformation
Tune Information
Composer: Charles J. Dale (1904)
Key: E♭ Major

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