The Responsibilities of the Age.
We are living, we are dwelling,
In a grand and awful time,
In an age on ages telling;
To be living is sublime.
2 Hark the onset! will ye fold your
Faith-clad arms in lazy lock?
Up! O up! thou drowsy soldier;
Worlds are charging to the shock.
3 Worlds are charging, heav'n beholding;
Thou hast but an hour to fight;
Now, the blazoned cross unfolding,
On! right onward for the right.
4 On! let all the soul within you
For the truth's sake go abroad;
Strike! let ev'ry nerve and sinew
Tell on ages -- tell for God.
Bp. Arthur Cleveland Coxe, 1840.