Hope To The End .. ................. POEMS

Once to every man and nation 

Once to every man and nation 
Comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of truth with falsehood, 
For the good or evil side;

Some great cause, some great decision,
Off'ring each the bloom or blight,
And the choice goes by forever,
'Twixt that darkness and that light.

Then to side with truth is noble
When we share her wretched crust,
Ere her cause bring fame and profit,
And 'tis prosp'rous to be just;

Then it is the brave man chooses
While the coward stands aside,
Till the multitude make virtue
Of the faith they had denied.

By the light of burning martyrs
Christ, Thy bleeding feet we track;
Toiling up new Calv'ries ever
With the cross that turns not back.

New occasions teach new duties,
Ancient values test our youth.
They must upward still and onward
Who would keep abreast of truth.

Though the cause of evil prosper,
Yet the truth alone is strong;
Tho' her portion be the scaffold,
And upon the throne be wrong,

Yet that scaffold sways the future,
And, behind the dim unknown
Standeth God, within the shadow,
Keeping watch above, His own.  

--James Russell Lowell

The actual Hymn
http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/o/o786.html

Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOGHCzuinBw

Poetry of Terry Presgrove
http://www.pressie.org/index.html


Salvation http://hopetotheend.com/sal.html

Bible www.blueletterbible.org