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.
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.
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.
4 O blest communion, fellowship divine,
we feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
5 And when the fight is fierce, the warfare long,
steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
and hearts are brave again, and arms are strong.
6 The golden evening brightens in the west;
soon, soon to faithful warrior cometh rest;
sweet is the calm of paradise the blest.
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.
8 From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest oast,
through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
|First Line:||For all the saints who from their labors rest|
|Title:||For All the Saints|
|Author:||William Walsham How (1864, 1875)|
|Topic:||Assurance; Blessed Hope; Christ: Kingdom of(10 more...)|
|Composer:||Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)|
|Key:||G Major or modal|
|Copyright:||Tune from the "English Hymnal," used by permission of Oxford University Press|
|Notes:||Now Public Domain|
|FOR ALL THE SAINTS - Lead Line (Lift Up Your Hearts 254)|
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