Revive Our Hearts Podcast

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He Is Our Captain

Dannah Gresh: Here’s Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth.

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: William Ernest Henley grew up in poverty in nineteenth century England. At the age of thirteen he contracted tuberculosis of the bone, and at the age of seventeen he had to have his leg amputated to save his life. While he was in the hospital recovering from surgery on his remaining foot, he wrote a short poem.

And in that poem he speaks of being in darkness. Maybe he was talking about despair or depression. He doesn’t make it clear exactly what he was talking about, but he speaks in this home about being strong and brave and unafraid even “under the bludgeonings of chance,” he says.

He talks about how his circumstances, tough as they are, cannot conquer his soul. He says, “My head is bloody, but unbowed.” And then he concludes with these well-known words that you probably have …

About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through two nationally syndicated radio programs heard each day—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than five million copies. Through her writing, podcasts, … read more …

About the Host

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh is the co-host of Revive Our Hearts podcast and the founder of True Girl, a ministry dedicated to providing tools to help moms and grandmas disciple their 7–12-year-old girls. She has authored over twenty-eight books, including a Bible … read more …