Author: William W. How, 1823-1897 Hymnal: LMGM2012 #728 (2012) Meter: 10.10.10 with alleluias 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 their faith in you confessed;
Your name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
2 You were their rock, their fortress and their might;
You, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight;
You in the darkness drear, their one true light.
3 O may 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.
4 O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
Yet all are one within your great design.
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 then 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: Christ the King; All Saints November 1st; All Souls November 2nd; Funeral Sacraments; Communion of Saints; Courage; Discipleship; Eternal Life; Faith; Heaven; Holy Name of Jesus; Music; Praise; Providence; Rest; Second Coming; Song; Strength; Struggle; Trust, Confidence; Worship and Adoration Scripture: Hebrews 12:1 Languages: English Tune Title: SINE NOMINE
For All the Saints