Sunday, March 25, 2012

March 25, 2012

As I was preparing for my Protestant pilgrimage to Fort Caroline and the Matanzas massacre site in Florida, I was awe-struck to find a hymn by Martin Luther that completely summed up the strength,  unshakable faith, and posthumous example of those who gave their lives.

"Flung to the Heedless Winds"
Written by Martin Luther, translated by John A. Messenger
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.

(c) 2012 Joyously Saved

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