Author: William Walsham How Hymnal: Voices United #705 (1996) Meter: 10.10.10 with refrain Topics: A New Heaven and A New Earth Communion of Saints First Line: For all the saints, who from their labours rest Lyrics: 1 For all the saints, who from their labours rest,
all who by faith before the world confessed,
your name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
2 You were their rock, their fortress, and their might:
you were their captain in the well-fought fight;
you, in the darkness drear, the one true light.
3 O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
yet all are one within your great design.
4 The golden evening brightens in the west,
soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest;
sweet is the calm of paradise the blest.
5 But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day
the saints triumphant rise in bright array:
as God to glory calls them all away.
6 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:
Hallelujah, hallelujah! Languages: English Tune Title: SINE NOMINE
For All the Saints