HYMN 577

C.M.S 379, H.C 92 C.M (FE 604) 
“And the armies that were in
heaven followed him” - Rev 19:14

1.  THE Son of God goes forth to war 

     A kingly crown to gain

     His blood-red banner streams afar 

     Who follows in His train?

2.  Who best can drink his cup of woes 

     Triumphant over pain

     Who patient bears his cross below 

     He follows in His train.

3.  The martyr first, whose eagle eye 

     Could pierce beyond the grave 

     Who saw his Master in the sky

     And call'd on Him to save.

4.  Like Him, with pardon on his tongue 

     In midst of mortal pain

     He pray’d for them that did the wrong

     Who follows in his train?

5.  A glorious band, the chosen few 

     On whom the Spirit came

     Twelve valiant saints, their hope they knew 

     And mock‘d the cross and flame.

6.  The met the tyrant’s brandish’d steel 

     The lion's glory name

     They bowed their necks the death to feel 

     Who follows in their train.

7.  A noble army, men and boys

     The matron and the maid 

     Around the Saviour’s throne rejoice 

     In robes of light arrayed.

8.  They climbed the steep ascent of heav‘n 

     Through peril, toil, and pain

     O God, to us may grace be giv‘n
     To follow in their train.  Amen

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