The Son of God Goes Forth to War
Reginald Heber, 1812
|The Son of God goes forth to war|
A kingly crown to gain.
His blood-red banner streams afar;
Who 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.
2. The martyr first whose eagle eye
|3. A glorious band, the chosen few,|
On whom the Spirit came,
Twelve valiant saints; their hope they knew
And mocked the cross and flame.
They met the tyrant's brandished steel,
The lion's gory mane;
They bowed their necks the death to feel
Who follows in their train?
4. A noble army, men and boys,