The Son of God goes forth to war
The Son of God goes forth to war. Reginald Heber* (1783-1826). First published with the title ‘St Stephen’s Day’ in Heber’s Hymns written and adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year (1827) in eight 4-line verses, of which verses 3 and 4 refer specifically to the martyrdom of Stephen (Acts 7). :
The Son of God goes forth to war A kingly crown to gain;His blood-red banner streams afar: Wh follows in his train?Who best can drink his cup of woe, Triumphant over pain,Who patient bears his cross below, He follows in his train.
The martyr first, whose eagle eye Could pierce beyond the grave;Who saw his Master in the sky, And called on him to save.Like him, with pardon on his...
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