"Flung to the Heedless Winds"

                    by Martin Luther, 1483-1546

                               Text From:

                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        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.

Notes: Hymn 259 from _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
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