Scripture Verse

Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.@Revelation 2:10

Words: From the Ro­man Bre­vi­a­ry, 1632 (Chris­to pro­fu­sum san­guin­em). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Ro­bert Camp­bell (1814–1868) & the com­pil­ers of Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861.

Music: Con­stance (Gaunt­lett) Hen­ry J. Gaunt­lett, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
Henry J. Gauntlett
(1805–1876)
© National Portrait Gallery

Ye servants of our glorious king,
To Him your thankful praises bring;
And tell the deeds that grace has done,
The triumphs by His martyrs won.

Since they were faithful to the last,
Their holy struggles now are past;
The bitterness of death is o’er,
And theirs is bliss forevermore.

The flame might scorch, the knife lay bare,
And cruel beasts their members tear;
No powers of earth, no powers of hell
The souls that loved their Lord could quell.

Forever broken is the chain
That sought to bind them, but in vain;
O let us strive like them to win
Our freedom from the bonds of sin.

O Savior, may our portion be
With those who gave themselves to Thee,
Through all eternity to sing
All praise to Thee, the martyrs’ king.