The Martyrs' Hymn

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The Martyrs’ Hymn
by Martin Luther, translated by William Johnson Fox


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.


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.
This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.