740. For all the saints, who from their labours rest

1 For all the saints, who from their labors rest;
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

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

3 Oh, 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! Alleluia!

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

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

Text Information
First Line: For all the saints, who from their labours rest
Author: William Walsham How (1823-1897)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 10 10 10 and Alleluias
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:7-8; Ephesians 6:12-13; Hebrews 2:10; Hebrews 12:1-2; Isaiah 32:16-18; Luke 13:29; Matthew 8:11; Psalm 24:7-10; Revelation 2:7; Revelation 7:9-10; Revelation 14:13; Revelation 19:5-9; Revelation 21:21; Revelation 21:26
Topic: The Holy Spirit: The Church Celebrates - Oneness with the Church in Heaven; Communion of Saints; Funerals: general (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Meter: 10 10 10 and Alleluias
Key: G Major or modal

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