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Flung to the Heedless Winds

"Flung to the Heedless Winds"

by Dr. Martin Luther, 1483-1546

Text From:

THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942), pp. 189-190

 

Flung to the Heedless Winds

1. Flung to the heedless winds

Or on the waters cast,

The martyrs' ashes, watched,

Shall gathered be at last.

And from that scattered dust,

Around us and abroad,

Shall spring a plenteous seed

Of witnesses for God.

2. The Father hath received

Their latest living breath,

And vain is Satan's boast

Of victory in their death.

Still, still, though dead, they speak,

And, trumpet-tongued, proclaim

To many a wakening land

The one availing Name.

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Notes:

259 from the Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal

Text: Acts 7: 59

Author: Martin Luther, 1523 st. 9

Translated by: John A. Messenger, 1843

Titled: Ein neues Lied wir heben an

Tune: Denby

Composer: Charles J. Dale, 1904