For all the love that from our earliest days

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1 For all the love that from our earliest days
has gladdened life and guarded all our ways,
we bring You, Lord, our song of grateful praise:

2 For all the truth from wisdom's lighted page,
undimmed and pure, that shines from age to age,
God's holy Word, our priceless heritage:

3 For all the joy that childhood's days have brought,
for healthful lives and purity of thought,
for life's deep meaning to our spirits taught:

4 For all the hope that sheds its glorious ray
along the dark and unknown future way,
and lights the path to God's eternal day:

5 For Christ our Lord, our Savior and our friend,
upon whose love and truth our souls depend,
our hope, our strength, our joy that knows no end:

Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #318

Author: L. J. Egerton-Smith

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First Line: For all the love that from our earliest days
Author: L. J. Egerton-Smith



Ralph Vaughan Williams (<a href="/hymn/PsH/316#tuneinfo">PHH 316</a>) composed SINE NOMINE for this text and published it in the <cite>English Hymnal</cite> in 1906. Vaughan Williams wrote two harmonizations¬–one for unison stanzas and one for choral stanzas. The…

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Charles V. Stanford (b. Dublin, Ireland, 1852; d. Marylebone, London, England, 1924) composed ENGELBERG as a setting for William W. How's "For All the Saints" (505). The tune was published in the 1904 edition of <cite>Hymns Ancient and Modern</cite> with no less than six d…

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