Forward Through the Ages
Forward through the ages, in unbroken line,
Move the faithful spirits at the call Divine
Gifts in differing measures, hearts of one accord
Manifold in service, one the sure reward
Forward through the ages in unbroken line,
Move the faithful spirits at the call divine.
Wide grows God’s dominion, reign of love and peace;
For it we must labor, till the striving cease.
Prophets have proclaimed it, teachers testified,
Poets sung its glory, martyrs for it died.
Not alone we conquer, not alone we fall;
In each loss or triumph, loss or triumph all.
Bound by God’s far purpose in one living whole,
Move on we, together to the shining goal.