705. For All the Saints

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1 For all the saints, who from their labours rest,
all who by faith before the world confessed,
your name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

2 You were their rock, their fortress, and their might:
you were their captain in the well-fought fight;
you, in the darkness drear, the one true light.
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

3 O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
yet all are one within your great design.
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

4 The golden evening brightens in the west,
soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest;
sweet is the calm of paradise the blest.
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

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.
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

6 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:
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

Text Information
First Line: For all the saints, who from their labours rest
Title: For All the Saints
Author: William Walsham How (1864, alt.)
Meter: 10 10 10 with hallelujahs
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: A New Heaven and A New Earth: Communion of Saints; Adoration and Praise; Assurance (34 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: 10 10 10 with hallelujahs
Key: G Major
Copyright: Music by permission of Oxford University Press.

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