82. For All the Saints

1. For all the Saints who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.

Alleluia, Alleluia.

2. Oh, may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold,
— Fight as the Saints who nobly fought of old,
And win with them the victor’s crown of gold. [Chorus]

3. Thou art our rock, our fortress, and our might;
Thou, Lord, our captain in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear, our one true light. [Chorus]

4. And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,
Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again, and arms are strong. [Chorus]

5. 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. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: For all the Saints who from their labors rest
Title: For All the Saints
Author: William Walsham How, 1823–1897 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Alleluia, Alleluia
Meter: 10 10 10 (with Alleluias)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ;
Topic: Assurance; Brotherhood; Courage (9 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872–1958
Meter: 10 10 10 (with Alleluias)
Incipit: 53215 61253 21771
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Reprinted from the English Hymnal by permission of Oxford University Press.
Copyright: Making copies without written permission of the copyright owner is prohibited.

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