Lindsay, Vachel. (Springfield, Illinois, November 10, 1879--December 4, 1931, Springfield, Ill.). This noted American poet was an enthusiastic supporter of the Disciple movement (see, for example, his poem "Alexander Campbell"), and one of his short pieces, "Foreign Missions in Battle Array," was used as a hymn in Christian Worship (1941), having appeared earlier in the nondenominational Christian Worship and Praise (1939). It begins:
An endless line of splendor,
These troops with heaven for home,
With creeds they go from Scotland,
With incense go from Rome.
--George Brandon, DNAH Archives
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