Forth went the heralds of the cross,
No dangers made them pause;
They counted all the world but loss,
For their great Master’s cause.
Through looks of fire, and words of scorn,
Serene their path they trod;
And to the dreary dungeon borne,
Sang praises unto God.
Friends dropped the hand they clasped before,
Love changed to cruel hate;
And home to them was home no more;
Yet mourned they not their fate.
In all his dark and dread array,
Death rose upon their sight;
But calmly still they kept their way,
And shrank not from the fight.
They knew to whom their trust was given,
They could not doubt His word;
Before them beamed the light of heaven,
The presence of their Lord.
O, may a faith as true be ours,
And shed as pure a light
Of peace across the darkest hours,
And make the last one bright!
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #165||The Heralds of the Cross||Forth went the heralds of the cross||Gaskell||C. M.||1866|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #165||Forth went the heralds of the cross||Gaskell||1848|
|Devotional Melodies, Adapted to Social Worship #d16||Forth went the heralds of the cross||William Gaskell||1876|
|Hymn Book for Christian Worship #315||Forth went the heralds of the cross||Gaskell||1854|
|Hymns of the Spirit #655||Forth went the heralds of the cross||1864|
|The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #433||Forth went the heralds of the cross||1857|