818. Father, in whom thy saints are one

1 Father, in whom thy saints are one,
bought by the blood of thy dear Son,
we praise thee for thy hallowing grace
in those who now behold thy face.

2 For they have gained eternal rest,
and in the heavenly mansions blest
they dwell among the angelic throng,
and hear the one unending song.

3 The patriarchs and prophets old
the heavenly splendour now behold;
the Baptist, herald of thy Son,
enjoys the fruit of labour done.

4 But first among the saintly band,
the mother, at her Son's right hand,
adores the Saviour's endless love,
in that eternal home above.

5 The twelve now see the Father's face,
while all who've run their earthly race
in one glad company rejoice
to hear the heavenly bridegroom's voice.

6 Father of all, to thee we pray,
keep us for ever in the way
that leads us to the heavenly rest
among the glories of the blest.

7 To God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Spirit, Three in One,
all worship, love and honour be,
both now and in eternity.

Text Information
First Line: Father, in whom thy saints are one
Author: George Boorne Timms, 1910-1997
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: Saints' and Other Holy Days: All Saints
Source: Based on Latin hymns for All Saints
Notes: A higher setting of DEVONSHIRE is found at 86
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Friedrich Lampe, 1703-1751
Meter: L.M.
Key: D Major

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