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For All the Saints

Author: William Walsham How Meter: 10.10.10 with alleluias Appears in 488 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2 First Line: For all the saints who from their labors rest Lyrics: 1 For all the saints who from their labors rest, who to the world by faith their Lord confessed, your name, O Jesus, be forever blest. Alleluia, alleluia! 2 You were their rock, their fortress, and their might; you, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight, and in the darkness drear, their one true light. Alleluia, alleluia! 3 May all your 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 within your great design. Alleluia, alleluia! 5 And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long, far off we hear the distant triumph song; and hearts are brave again, and arms are strong. Alleluia, alleluia! 6 But then there breaks a yet more glorious day: the saints triumphant rise in bright array; the King of glory passes on his way. Alleluia, alleluia! 7 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! Topics: Alleluias; Church; Comfort & Encouragement; Deliverance; Easter; Heritage; New Creation; Reformation; Victory; Church and Mission; Alternative Harmonizations; Warfare, Spiritual; Comfort & Encouragement; Deliverance; Funerals; Reformation; Warfare, Spiritual Used With Tune: SINE NOMINE

My Faith Looks Up to Thee

Author: Ray Palmer Meter: Appears in 1,978 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2 Lyrics: 1 My faith looks up to thee, thou Lamb of Calvary, Savior divine! Now hear me while I pray, take all my guilt away. O let me from this day be wholly thine! 2 May thy rich grace impart strength to my fainting heart, my zeal inspire. As thou hast died for me, O may my love to thee pure, warm, and changeless be, a living fire! 3 While life's dark maze I tread and griefs around me spread, be thou my guide. Bid darkness turn to day, wipe sorrow's tears away, nor let me ever stray from thee aside. 4 When life's swift race is run, death's cold work almost done, be near to me. Blest Savior, then in love fear and distrust remove. O bear me safe above, redeemed and free! Topics: Biblical Names & Places Calvary; Pilgrimage & Conflct; Lamb of God; Funerals; Forgiveness; Confession of Sin; Biblical Names & Places Calvary; Confession and Forgiveness; Love Our Love to God; Funerals; Prayer Used With Tune: OLIVET

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

Author: Kathleen Thomerson, b. 1934 Meter: with refrain Appears in 34 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2 Refrain First Line: In him there is no darkness at all Topics: Heaven, Eternal Life; Transfiguration of Our Lord, The; Epiphany; Advent Used With Tune: HOUSTON

Awake, My Soul, Stretch Every Nerve

Author: Philip Doddridge Meter: with repeat Appears in 982 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 12:2 Lyrics: 1 Awake, my soul, stretch ev'ry nerve, and press with vigor on; a heav'nly race demands your zeal, and an immortal crown, and an immortal crown. 2 A cloud of witnesses around hold you in full survey; forget the steps already trod, and onward urge your way, and onward urge your way. 3 'Tis God's all-animating voice that calls you from on high; 'tis his own hand presents the prize to your aspiring eye, to your aspiring eye. 4 That prize with peerless glories bright, which shall new lustre boast, when victors' wreaths and monarchs' gems shall blend in common dust, shall blend in common dust. 5 Blest Savior, introduced by you, have I my race begun; and, crowned with vict'ry, at your feet I'll lay my honors down, I'll lay my honors down. Topics: The Christian Life Christian Warfare; Pilgrimage and Guidance; The Christian Race; Rewards Used With Tune: CHRISTMAS

May the Mind of Christ, My Savior

Author: Kate B. Wilkinson Meter: Appears in 49 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2 Lyrics: 1 May the mind of Christ, my Savior, live in me from day to day, by his love and power controlling all I do and say. 2 May the word of God dwell richly in my heart from hour to hour, so that all may see I triumph only through his power. 3 May the peace of God, my Father, rule my life in everything, that I may be calm to comfort sick and sorrowing. 4 May the love of Jesus fill me as the waters fill the sea. Him exalting, self abasing: this is victory. 5 May we run the race before us, strong and brave to face the foe, looking only unto Jesus as we onward go. Topics: Victory; Pilgrimage & Conflct; Offering; Love God's Love to Us; Commitment & Dedication; Dedication and Offering; Love God's Love to Us; Commitment & Dedication; Word of God Used With Tune: ST. LEONARDS

Faith of Our Fathers

Author: Frederick W. Faber Meter: Appears in 749 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 11:35-38 First Line: Faith of Our fathers! living still Lyrics: 1 Faith of our fathers! living still in spite of dungeon, fire, and sword: O how our hearts beat high with joy whene'er we hear that glorious word! [Refrain:] Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death! 2 Faith of our fathers! We will strive to win all nations unto thee, and through the truth that comes from God, we all shall then be truly free. (Refrain) 3 Faith of our fathers! We will love both friend and foe in all our strife; and preach thee, too, as love knows how by kindly words and virtuous life: (Refrain) Topics: Fathers; Faithfulness of Believers Used With Tune: ST. CATHERINE

"Take Up Thy Cross," the Savior Said

Author: C. W. Everest Meter: Appears in 251 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 12:2 Lyrics: 1 “Take up thy cross,” the Savior said, “If thou wouldst my disciple be, take up thy cross with willing heart and humbly follow after me.” 2 Take up thy cross, let not its weight fill thy weak spirit with alarm; his strength shall bear thy spirit up, and brace thy heart, and nerve thine arm. 3 Take up thy cross, nor heed the shame, and let thy foolish pride be still; the Lord refused not e'en to die upon a cross, on Calv'ry's hill. 4 Take up thy cross and follow Christ, nor think till death to lay it down, for only they who bear the cross may hope to win the glorious crown. Topics: Call and Response; Jesus Christ Teachings Used With Tune: BRESLAU

Give Me the Wings of Faith

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: Appears in 477 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 12:1 Lyrics: 1 Give us the wings of faith to rise within the veil, and see the saints of God, how great their joys, how bright their glories be. 2 I ask them whence their victory came; they with united breath ascribe their conquest to the Lamb, their triumph to his death. 3 They marked the footsteps that he trod-- his zeal inspired their breast-- and, foll'wing their incarnate God, possess the promised rest. 4 Our glorious Leader claims our praise for his own pattern giv'n; while the long cloud of witnesses show the same path to heaven. Used With Tune: BEATITUDO

How Great Thou Art

Author: Stuart K. Hine Meter: with refrain Appears in 96 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2 First Line: O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder Refrain First Line: Then sings my soul Lyrics: 1 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder consider all the works thy hand hath made, I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed: Refrain: Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee: how great thou art, how great thou art! Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee: how great thou art, how great thou art! 2 When through the woods and forest glades I wander, I hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees; when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur and hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze; Refrain 3 But when I think that God, his Son not sparing, sent him to die, I scarce can take it in, that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, he bled and died to take away my sin; Refrain 4 When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation, and claim his own, what joy shall fill my heart! Then I shall bow in humble adoration and there proclaim, "My God, how great thou art!" Refrain Topics: Creation; Doxologies; Epiphany & Ministry of Christ; Majesty of God; Praise & Adoration; Redemption; Return of Christ; Salvation; Atonement; Redemption; Suffering of Christ; Doxologies; Epiphany & Ministry of Christ; Praise & Adoration; Return of Christ; Suffering of Christ Used With Tune: O STORE GUD

Rejoice in God's Saints

Author: Fred Pratt Green, b. 1930 Meter: Appears in 17 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2 First Line: Rejoice in God's saints today and all days Lyrics: 1 Rejoice in God's saints, today and all days; A world without saints forgets how to praise. Their faith in acquiring the habit of prayer, their depth of adoring, Lord, help us to share. 2 Some march with events to turn them God's way; some need to withdraw, the better to pray; some carry the gospel through fire and through flood: our world is their parish: their purpose is God. 3 Rejoice in those saints, unpraised and unknown, who bear someone's cross, or shoulder their own: they shame our complaining, our comforts, our cares: what patience in caring, what courage is theirs! 4 Rejoice in God's saints, today and all days; a world without saints forgets how to praise. in loving, in living, they prove it is true: The way of self-giving, Lord, leads us to you. Topics: All Saints Day; Saints' Days; Lesser Festivals Used With Tune: LAUDATE DOMINUM


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