The Son of God goes forth to warAuthor: Reginald Heber (1812)
Tune: ALL SAINTS NEW
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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?
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
Could pierce beyond the grave,
Who saw his Master in the sky
And called on Him to save.
Like Him, with pardon on His tongue,
In midst of mortal pain,
He prayed for them that did the wrong--
Who follows in his train?
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 their death to feel--
Who follows in their train?
4 A noble army, men and boys,
The matron and the maid,
Around the Savior's throne rejoice,
In robes of light arrayed.
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!
Source: Lutheran Service Book #661
|First Line:||The Son of God goes forth to war|
|Author:||Reginald Heber (1812)|
The Son of God goes forth to war. Bishop R. Heber. [St. Stephen.] Published in his posthumous Hymns, &c. 1827, p. 17, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines. It is usually given in an unaltered form as in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, and is often accompanied by a fine musical setting as in the same hymnal.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 13 of 13)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #165||The Son of God Goes Forth to War||The Son of God goes forth to war||ALL SAINTS NEW||Reginald Heber, 1783-1826||CMD||1994||All Saints Day | ; Kingdom of God ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #559||The Son of God Goes Forth to War||The Son of God goes forth to war||ALL SAINTS NEW||R. Heber, 1783-1826||C M D||1996||Saints and Martyrs ||
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #577||The Son of God rides out to war||The Son of God rides out to war||LADYWELL||R. Heber (1783-1826); Michael Saward (born 1932)||8 6 8 6 D (DCM)||1987||God's Church | The Church Triumphant, Heaven; Lent 3, The King and the Kingdom | Suffering; Pentecost 13 | The Suffering Community; Last Sunday after Pentecost | Citizens of Heaven|
|Hymns of Faith #460||The Son of God Goes Forth to War||The Son of God goes forth to war||[The Son of God goes forth to war]||Reginald Heber||Matthew 10:38; Mark 10:38; Luke 23:34; Acts 7:55-60; Hebrews 11:33-40||1980||Warfare, Christian ||
|Lutheran Service Book #661||The Son of God Goes Forth to War||The Son of God goes forth to war||ALL SAINTS NEW||Reginald Heber, 1783-1826||C M D||Acts 7:54-60; Revelation 19:11-16; Luke 9:23-24; 1 Timothy 6:12||2006||The Church Militant | ; Mission and Witness ||
|Lutheran Worship #304||The Son of God Goes Forth to War||The Son of God goes forth to war||ALL SAINTS NEW||Reginald Heber, 1783-1826||CM D||1982||The Church Militant ||
|Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #455||The Son of God Goes Forth to War||The Son of God goes forth to war||ALL SAINTS NEW||Reginald Heber||1979||Christian Warfare ||
|Sing Joyfully #515||The Son of God Goes Forth to War||The Son of God goes forth to war||[The Son of God goes forth to war]||Reginald Heber||1989||National Hymns | ; Warfare, Spiritual ||
|Small Church Music #1375||All Saints New||The Son of God goes forth to war||ALL SAINTS NEW||Reginald Heber||22.214.171.124.D|
|Small Church Music #3148||Fight of Faith||The Son of God goes forth to war||FIGHT OF FAITH||Reginald Heber||126.96.36.199.D|
|Small Church Music #5166||Stettin (Nun Seht)||The Son of God goes forth to war||STETTIN (NUN SEHT)||Reginald Heber||188.8.131.52.D|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6224||The Son of God Goes Forth to War||The Son of God goes forth to war||ALL SAINTS||Reginald Heber|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #578||The Son of God Goes Forth to War||The Son of God goes forth to war||ALL SAINTS NEW||Reginald Heber||C.M.D.||Acts 7:59-60; Revelation 2:10; Revelation 12:11||1990||The Christian Life | Christian Warfare; Christ | Example of; The Nation | ; Patience of Christians | ; Rewards ||