478. The Saints on Earth and Those Above

1 The saints on earth and those above
But one communion make;
Joined to their Lord in bonds of love,
All of His grace partake.

2 One family, we dwell in Him,
One Church above, beneath;
Tho' now divided by the stream,
The narrow stream of death.

3 One army of the living God,
To His command we bow;
Part of the host have crossed the flood,
And part are crossing now.

4 Lo! thousands to their endless home
Are swiftly borne away;
And we are to the margin come
And soon must launch as they.

5 Lord Jesus, be our constant Guide;
Then, when the word is given,
Bid death’s flood its waves divide
And land us safe in heaven.


Text Information
First Line: The saints on earth and those above
Title: The Saints on Earth and Those Above
Author: Charles Wesley (1759, cento, alt.)
Author: Isaac Watts (1709)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church: Communion of Saints
Tune Information
Meter: C.M.
Key: F Major
Source: "Psalter," John Day, 1562

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