The God of John Penry: a hymn


John Penry

Sing we the God of John Penry the martyr and prophet

Calling us still though the world’s winds do blow us and buffet

Speaking the Word, what we have followed and heard

None can constrain or control it


Eternal God of the mountains and cities of people

Master of rulers and Queens and the priests of the steeple

Let truth be heard, sounding the power of the Word

Filling the hearts of God’s people


No man can master the freedom of God and love’s power

Beneath no tyrant will we bend and fearfully cower

We hear the Word, and trust in what we have heard

Now is God’s victory: love’s hour

Tune: Lobe Den Herren (Praise to the Lord the Almighty)