For all Thy saints, a noble throngAuthor: Cecil Frances Alexander (1875)
Tune: ST. JAMES (Courteville)
Published in 13 hymnals
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1. For thy blest saints, a noble throng,
who fell by fire and sword,
or early died or flourished long,
we praise thy Name, 0 Lord;
2. For James who left his father's side,
not lingering by the sea:
he heard what could not be denied,
thy summons, "Follow me;"
3. he stood with thee beside the dead;
he climbed the mount with thee,
and saw the glory round thy head,
one of thy chosen three;
4. he knelt beneath the olive shade,
he drank thy cup of pain,
and slain by Herod's flashing blade
he saw thy face again.
5. Lord, may we learn to drink thy cup,
and meek and firm be found,
when thou shalt come to take us up
where thine elect are crowned.
For all Thy Saints, a noble throng. Cecil F. Alexander. [St. James.] Contributed to Hymns Ancient & Modern, revised edition, 1875, and repeated in Mrs. Brock's Children's Hymn Book, 1881.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #276||For thy blest saints, a noble throng||For thy blest saints, a noble throng||DUNLAP'S CREEK||Cecil Francis Alexander, 1818-1895||CM||1985||Holy Days and Various Occasions | Saint James (July 25)|
|Small Church Music #3546||Dunlap's Creek||For Thy blest saints||DUNLAP'S CREEK||Cecil Frances Alexander||220.127.116.11|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1486||For All Thy Saints, a Noble Throng||For all Thy saints, a noble throng||ST. JAMES||Cecil F. Alexander||CM|