Author: William Walsham How (1823-1897) Hymnal: CP1998 #276 (1998) Meter: 10.10.10 with alleluias First Line: For all the saints, who from their labours rest Lyrics: 1 For all the saints, who from their labours 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, the 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 strife 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 warriors comes their 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 coast,
through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Topics: Funeral; The Saints Scripture: Psalm 18:1-20 Tune Title: SINE NOMINE
For All the Saints