By All Your Saints Still Striving

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1 From all your saints in warfare,
For all your saints at rest,
Your holy name, O Jesus,
Forevermore be blest!
For you have won the battle
That they might wear the crown;
And now they shine in glory
Reflected from your throne.

2 [Insert the stanza appropriate to the day.)

3 And let us praise the Father
And worship God the Son
And sing to God the Spirit,
Eternal Three in One,
Till all the ransomed number
Fall down before the throne,
Ascribing pow'r and glory
And praise to God alone.

St. Mark, Evangelist:
13 For him, O Lord, we praise you,
Whose fainting heart, made strong,
Poured forth his faithful Gospel
To animate our song.
May we in all our weakness
Receive your pow'r divine
And all as faithful branches
Grow strong in your, the vine.

St. Philip and St. James, Apostles:
14 We praise your name for Philip,
Blest guide to Greek and Jew,
And for young James the faithful,
Who heard and followed you.
Oh, grant us grace to know you.
The way, the truth, the life,
And wrestle with temptation
Till victors in the strife.

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist:
15 We praise you for the Baptist,
Forerunner of the Word,
Our true Elijah, making
A highway for the Lord.
The last and greatest prophet,
He saw the dawning ray
Of light that grows in splendor
Until the perfect day.

St. James the Elder, Apostle:
16 For him, O Lord, we praise you,
Who fell to Herod's sword.
He drank your cup of suff'ring
And thus fulfilled your word.
Lord, curb our vain impatience
For glory and for gain,
And nerve us for such suff'rings
As glorify your name.

St. Bartholomew, Apostle:
17 All praise for him whose candor
Through all his doubt you saw
When Philip at the fig tree
Disclosed you in the law.
Discern, beneath our surface,
O Lord, what we can be,
That by your truth made guileless,
Your glory we may see.

St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist:
18 Praise, Lord, for him whose Gospel
Your human life declared,
Who, worldly gains forsaking,
Your path of suff'ring shared.
From all unrighteous mammon,
Oh, raise our eyes anew
That we, whate'er our station,
May rise and follow you.

St. Luke, Evangelist:
19 For that beloved physician,
All praise, whose Gospel shows
The healer of the nations,
The one who shares our woes.
Your wine and oil, O Savior,
Upon our spirits pour,
And with true balm of Gilead
Anoint us evermore.

St. Simon and St. Jude, Apostles:
20 Praise, Lord, for your apostles
Who sealed their faith today;
One love, one zeal impelled them
To tread the sacred way.
May we with zeal as earnest
The faith of Christ maintain
And, foll'wing these our brothers,
At length your rest attain.

Source: Lutheran Worship #194

Author: Horatio B. Nelson

Earl Nelson was born in 1823. He was educated at Eton, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He is a relative of England's greatest naval hero. An active layman, he has been of service to the Church in many of her religious and benevolent enterprises. In hymnology he has taken a prominent position; his own hymns are most creditable, and he has been foremost in compiling the Sarum Hymnal, a work of the best character. This hymnal was compiled in 1857, with the assistance of John Keble, at the request of the Bishop of Salisbury. Its first title was The Salisbury Hymn Book. Its popularity was very great. In 1868 it was revised and is now known as The Sarum Hymnal. Earl Nelson has also published a few other works, mostly of a devotional char… Go to person page >




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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #552
Common Praise (1998) #283
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #420
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #421
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #231
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #232
Lutheran Worship #193Text
Lutheran Worship #194Text
Moravian Book of Worship #391
Small Church Music #3508Audio
Small Church Music #3509Audio
Worship (3rd ed.) #706
Worship (4th ed.) #890