Is the Reformation “Over” as Pope Frances declared? Many evangelical Christians think so. To know for sure, solid knowledge is needed of what happened back then and why, if only to show respect for those brothers and sisters in the faith who gave their lives to uphold their consciences.
Caroline M. Noel wrote the words to this hymn in 1870 as part of a collection entitled, The Name of Jesus, and Other Verses for the Sick and Lonely. It was published in Hymns Ancient and Modern in 1875, and has been a comfort to saints for more than 140 years.