Men and women of great faith
Are daily rending lives to death
For a God Whose love is shown
From mercy found in last pained breath
To mercy found in Christ’s sweet rest.
Evil men who live for hate
Pursue these guiltless souls to kill
Serving dreams that cannot live
All those who bow to Christ they still
All those who stand for what is good
How can such injustice thrive—
This ignorance to what is right?
Why does sin and pride so blind
To trick the mind that dark is light,
To punish faithfulness as crime?
Ev’ry day their numbers grow,
Though countless live whose hearts aren’t roused
About their endless suff’ring.
Across the plastic west are doused
The flames to fuel fires of faith.
Let me follow still in life
Faith for which the martyr dies.
Let my heart resolve to love
The God of grace, above sin’s lies—
The Name of God to glorify.