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I Sing a Song of the Saints of God

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1 I sing a song of the saints of God,
patient and brave and true,
who toiled and fought and lived and died
for the Lord they loved and knew.
And one was a doctor, and one was a queen,
and one was a shepherdess on the green:
they were all of them saints of God, and I mean,
God helping, to be one too.

2 They loved their Lord so dear, so dear,
and God’s love made them strong;
and they followed the right, for Jesus’ sake,
the whole of their good lives long.
And one was a soldier, and one was a priest,
and one was slain by a fierce wild beast:
and there’s not any reason, no, not the least,
why I shouldn’t be one too.

3 They lived not only in ages past;
there are hundreds of thousands still;
the world is bright with the joyous saints
who love to do Jesus’ will.
You can meet them in school, or in lanes, or at sea,
in church, or in trains, or in shops, or at tea;
for the saints of God are just folk like me,
and I mean to be one too.


Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #730

Author: Lesbia Scott

The hymn "I sing a song of the saints of God" was first published in England in 1929, and in the United States in the Episcopal Church Hymnal.  Go to person page >

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Glory to God #730

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People #506

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Rejoice in the Lord #401

The Covenant Hymnal #765

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The Hymnal 1982 #293

The New Century Hymnal #295

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #364

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The United Methodist Hymnal #712

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #68

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