We praise thee, Lord, for all the martyred
Those who by fire and sword or suffering long
Laid down their lives, but would not yield to wrong:
For those who fought to keep the faith secure,
For all whose hearts were selfless, strong and pure,
For those whose courage taught us to endure:
For fiery spirits, held and God-controlled,
For gentle natures by his power made bold,
For all whose gracious lives God's love retold.
Thanks be to thee, O Lord, for saints unknown,
Who by obedience to thy word have shown
That thou didst call and mark them for thine own.