Author: William W. How Hymnal: Voices Together #672 (2020) Meter: 10.10.10 with alleluias Topics: All Saints’ Day; All Saints’ Day First Line: For all the saints, who from their labors rest Lyrics: 1 For all the saints, who from their labors rest,
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy name, O Jesus, be forever bless’d.
2 Thou wast their rock, their refuge, and their might,
thou, Christ, the hope that put their fears to flight;
’mid gloom and doubt, their true and shining light.
3 Oh, bless’d communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine,
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
4 The golden evening brightens in the west.
Soon, soon to faithful servants cometh rest.
Sweet is the calm of paradise the bless’d.
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,
*all praising Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
*Alternate phrase: to praise Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-3 Tune Title: SINE NOMINE
For All the Saints