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555. Forward Through the Ages

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1. Forward through the ages, in unbroken line,
move the faithful spirits at the call divine;
gifts in differing measure, hearts of one accord,
manifold the service, one the sure reward.

Forward through the ages, in unbroken line,
move the faithful spirits at the call divine.

2. Wider grows the kingdom, reign of love and light;
for it we must labor, till our faith is sight.
Prophets have proclaimed it, martyrs testified,
poets sung its glory, heroes for it died.

3. Not alone we conquer, not alone we fall;
in each loss or triumph lose or triumph all.
Bound by God's far purpose in one living whole,
move we on together to the shining goal.

Text Information
First Line: Forward through the ages
Title: Forward Through the Ages
Author: Frederick Lucian Hosmer (1908)
Publication Date: 1989
Meter: 65.65 D with Refrain
Topic: New Heaven and a New Earth: Communion of the Saints; The Nature of the Church: United in Christ; Christian Year: All Saints Day (4 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Forward through the ages
Tune Information
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan (1871)
Meter: 65.65 D with Refrain
Key: E♭ Major

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