408. For All the Saints

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 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! 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 fight 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 warrior 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 oast,
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 labors rest
Title: For All the Saints
Author: William Walsham How (1864, 1875)
Meter: 10.10.10.al.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Assurance; Blessed Hope; Christ: Kingdom of (10 more...)
Tune Information
Name: SINE NOMINE
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: 10.10.10.al.
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Tune from the "English Hymnal," used by permission of Oxford University Press
Notes: Now Public Domain



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