296. For all the saints who from their labours rest

1 For all the saints who from their labours rest,
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy name, O Jesu, be for ever blest. Alleluia.

2 Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might;
thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight;
thou, in the darkness, still their one true light. Alleluia.

3 O may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold,
fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,
and win, with them, the victor's crown of gold. Alleluia.

4 O bl est communion, fellowship divine!
we feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine. Alleluia.

5 And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,
steals on the ear the distant triumph-song,
and hearts are brave again, and arms are strong. Alleluia.

6 The golden evening brightens in the west;
soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest:
sweet is the calm of paradise the blest. Alleluia.

7 But lo, there breaks a yet more glorious day;
the saints triumphant rise in bright array:
the King of glory passes on his way. Alleluia.

8 From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest coast,
through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost Alleluia.

Text Information
First Line: For all the saints who from their labours rest
Author: William Walsham How (1823-1867)
Meter: 10 10 10 and Alleluias
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: All Saints' (Sun)day: Year A; All Saints' (Sun)day: Year B; All Saints' (Sun)day: Year C (8 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Meter: 10 10 10 and Alleluias
Key: G Major
Copyright: Harmonisation: From The English Hymnal, 1906, Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

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