175. The saints of God! their conflict past

1 The saints of God! their conflict past,
And life's long battle won at last,
No more they need the shield or sword,
They cast them down before their Lord:
O happy saints! forever blest,
At Jesus' feet how safe you rest!

2 The saints of God! their wanderings done,
No more their weary course they run,
No more they faint, no more they fall,
No foes oppress, no fears appall:
O happy saints! forever blest,
In that dear home how sweet your rest!

3 The saints of God! life's voyage o'er,
Safe landed on that blissful shore,
No stormy tempests now they dread,
No roaring billows lift their head:
O happy saints! forever blest,
In that calm haven of your rest!

4 The saints of God their vigil keep,
While yet their mortal bodies sleep,
Till from the dust they too shall rise
And soar triumphant to the skies:
O happy saints! rejoice and sing;
He quickly comes, your Lord and King!

5 O God of saints! to Thee we cry,
O Saviour! plead for us on high;
O Holy Ghost! our Guide and Friend,
Grant us Thy grace till life shall end;
That with all saints our rest may be
In that bright Paradise with Thee!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: The saints of God! their conflict pass
Title: The saints of God! their conflict past
Author: Bishop Maclagan (1870)
Publication Date: 1894
Meter: 8 S.
Topic: All Saints
Language: English
Notes: Tune name in index: REST
Tune Information
Name: [The saints of God! their conflict past]
Composer: Sir John Stainer, Mus. Doc.
Meter: 8 S.
Key: C Major



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