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401. I Sing a Song of the Saints of God

1 I sing a song of the saints of God,
patient and brave and true,
who toiled and fought and lived and died
for the Lord they loved and knew.
And one was a doctor and one was a queen
and one was a shepherdess on the green:
they were all of them saints of God, and I mean,
God helping, to be one too.

2 They loved their Lord so dear, so dear,
and his love made them strong;
and they followed the right for Jesus' sake,
the whole of their good lives long.
And one was a soldier and one was a priest
and one was slain by a fierce wild beast,
and there's not any reason, no, not the least
why I shouldn't be one too.

3 They lived not only in ages past;
there are hundreds of thousands still;
the world is bright with the joyous saints
who love to do Jesus' will.
You can meet them in school, on the street, in the store,
in church, by the sea, in the house next door;
for the saints of God can be rich or poor,
and I mean to be one too.

Text Information
First Line: I sing a song of the saints of God
Title: I Sing a Song of the Saints of God
Author: Lesbia Scott (1929, alt.)
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Children: Hymns for
Tune Information
Name: GRAND ISLE
Composer: J. H. Hopkins, Jr. (1940)
Meter: Irregular
Key: C Major



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