Hymns From the Past – Flung to the Heedless Wind

From what I can tell, beloved, Luther wrote this Hymn after receiving the news that two brothers in Christ were burned at the stake. 

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 vict’ry in their death.

Still, still, though dead, they speak,

And, trumpet-tongued, proclaim

To many a wak’ning land

The one availing name.

I hope you’re having a wonderful Reformation month, beloved brothers and sisters. I’m so excited to see church history revisited by so many, and the names of those who gave their lives to put Gods Word in every mans hands are being remembered. Be blessed, dear ones, and as always be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved!