Far down the ages nowAuthor: Horatius Bonar
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1 Far down the ages now,
Much of her journey done,
The pilgrim church pursues her way,
Until her crown be won.
2 No wider is the gate,
No broader is the way,
No smoother is the ancient path
That leads to life and day.
3 No sweeter is the cup,
Nor less our lot of ill;
'T was tribulation ages since,
'T is tribulation still.
4 No slacker grows the fight,
No feebler is the foe,
Nor less the need of armor tried,
Of shield, and spear, and bow.
5 Thus onward still we press,
Through evil and through good—
Thro' pain, and poverty, and want,
Thro' peril and thro' blood.
6 Still faithful to our God,
And to our Captain true,
We follow where he leads the way;
The Kingdom in our view.
Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #402
Far down the ages now. H. Bonar. [The Church Militant.] Published in his Hymns of Faith and Hope, 1st Series, 1857, in 14 stanzas of 4 lines. The centos in common use all begin with stanza i., but differ in the choice of stanzas, and range from five in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, to eight in the New York Hymns and Songs of Praise, 1874. Although in extensive use in various forms, it is seldom that any two collections have the same arrangement.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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