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Faith of Our Fathers

Author: Frederick W. Faber Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8 Appears in 802 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 11:35-38 First Line: Faith of Our fathers! living still Lyrics: 1 Faith of our fathers! living still in spite of dungeon, fire and sword: O how our hearts beat high with joy whene'er we hear that glorious word! Refrain: Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death! 2 Faith of our fathers! we will strive to win all nations unto thee, and through the truth that comes from God, we all shall then be truly free. [Refrain] 3 Faith of our fathers! we will love both friend and foe in all our strife: and preach thee too, as love knows how, by kindly words and virtuous life: [Refrain] Topics: Faithfulness of Believers; Fathers Used With Tune: ST. CATHERINE
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For All the Saints

Author: William Walsham How Meter: 10.10.10.4.4 Appears in 537 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 11 First Line: For all the saints who from their labors rest Lyrics: 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 Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might; thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight; thou, in the darkness drear, their one true light. Alleluia! Alleluia! 3 O 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. Alleluia! Alleluia! 4 The golden evening brightens in the west; soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest; sweet is the calm of paradise the blest. Alleluia! Alleluia! 5 But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day; the saints triumphant rise in bright array; the King of glory passes on his way. Alleluia! Alleluia! 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, Alleluia! Alleluia! Topics: Funerals; Christ Rock; Christians Triumph of; Heaven Reunion in ; Resurrection and Everlasting Life; The Church The Communion of Saints Used With Tune: SINE NOMINE
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Rejoice in God's Saints

Author: Fred Pratt Green Meter: 10.10.11.11 Appears in 18 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 11 First Line: Rejoice in God's saints, today and all days Lyrics: 1 Rejoice in God's saints, today and all days; a world without saints forgets how to praise. Their faith in acquiring the habit of prayer, their depth of adoring, Lord, help us to share. 2 Some march with events to turn them God's way; some need to withdraw, the better to pray; some carry the gospel through fire and through flood: our world is their parish: their purpose is God. 3 Rejoice in those saints, unpraised and unknown, who bear someone's cross, or shoulder their own: they shame our complaining, our comforts, our cares: what patience in caring, what courage, is theirs! 4 Rejoice in God's saints, today and all days; a world without saints forgets how to praise. in loving, in living, they prove it is true: the way of self-giving, Lord, leads us to you. Used With Tune: HANOVER
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How Clear Is Our Vocation, Lord

Author: Fred Pratt Green Meter: 8.6.8.8.6.6 Appears in 19 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 11 Lyrics: 1 How clear is our vocation, Lord, When once we heed Your call: To live according to Your word, And daily learn, refreshed, restored, That You are Lord of all And will not let us fall. 2 But if, forgetful, we should find Your yoke is hard to bear, If worldly pressures fray the mind And love itself cannot unwind Its tangled skein of care: Our inward life repair. 3 We mark Your saints, how they became In hindrances more sure, Whose joyful virtues put to shame The casual way we wear Your name, And by our faults obscure Your power to cleanse and cure. 4 In what You give us, Lord, to do, Together or alone, In old routines or ventures new, May we not cease to look to You-- The cross You hung upon-- All You endeavored done. Used With Tune: REPTON
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Give Me the Wings of Faith

Author: Isaac Watts (1674-1748) Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 501 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 11:29-40, 12:1-2 First Line: Give me the wings of faith to rise Lyrics: 1 Give me the wings of faith to rise within the veil, and see the saints above, how great their joys, how bright their glories be. 2 Once they were mourners here below, and poured out sighs and tears; they wrestled hard, as we do now, with sins and doubts and fears. 3 I ask them whence their victory came; they with united breath ascribe their conquest to the Lamb, their triumph to his death. 4 They marked the footsteps that he trod, his zeal inspired their breast; and, following their incarnate God, possess the promised rest. 5 Our glorious Leader claims our praise, for his own pattern given; while the long cloud of witnesses show the same path to heaven. Topics: Communion of Saints; Heaven; Yearning Used With Tune: WESTMINSTER
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The Son of God Goes Forth to War

Author: Reginald Heber Appears in 798 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 11:33-40 Lyrics: 1 The Son of God goes forth to war, A kingly crown to gain; His blood-red banner streams afar: Who follows in His train? Who best can drink his cup of woe, Triumphant over pain, Who patient bears His cross below, He follows in His train. 2 The martyr first, whose eagle eye Could pierce beyond the grave, Who saw his Master in the sky, And called on Him to save. Like Him, with pardon on his tongue In midst of mortal pain, He prayed for them that did the wrong: Who follows in His train? 3 A glorious band, the chosen few On whom the Spirit came, Twelve valiant saints, their hope they knew, And mocked the cross and flame: They met the tyrant's brandished steel, The lion's gory mane; They bowed their necks the death to feel: Who follows in their turn? 4 A noble army, men and boys, The matron and the maid, Around the Saviour's throne rejoice, In robes of light arrayed. They climbed the steep ascent of heav'n Through peril, toil, and pain; O God, to us may grace be giv'n To follow in their train! Amen. Topics: Warfare, Christian; Warfare, Christian Used With Tune: [The Son of God goes forth to war]
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The Head that once was crowned with thorns

Author: Thomas Kelly (1769-1855) Meter: 8.6.8.6 Appears in 491 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 11:29-40, 12:1-3 Lyrics: 1 The Head that once was crowned with thorns is crowned with glory now; a royal diadem adorns the mighty Victor’s brow. 2 The highest place that heaven affords is his, is his by right, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, and heaven’s eternal Light; 3 The joy of all who dwell above, the joy of all below to whom he manifests his love, and grants his name to know: 4 To them the cross, with all its shame, with all its grace, is given; their name an everlasting name, their joy the joy of heaven. 5 They suffer with their Lord below, they reign with him above, their profit and their joy to know the mystery of his love. 6 The cross he bore is life and health, though shame and death to him, his people's hope, his people's wealth, their everlasting theme. Topics: Christ Risen Ascension; Christian Year Ascension; Communion of Saints; Jesus cross Used With Tune: ST. MAGNUS (NOTTINGHAM)
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Hark! the sound of holy voices, chanting at the crystal sea

Author: Christopher Wordsworth Meter: 8.7.8.7 D Appears in 222 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 11:35-37 Topics: The Christian Life The Life Everlasting Used With Tune: ST. ASAPH

For All Your Saints, O Lord

Author: Richard Maint, 1776-1848 Meter: Irregular Appears in 151 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 11 Topics: Communion of Saints; Faith ; Following and Serving Used With Tune: [For all your saints, O Lord]
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Who would true valour see

Author: John Bunyan (1628-1688) Meter: 6.5.6.5.6.6.6.5 Appears in 139 hymnals Scripture: Hebrews 11:33 Lyrics: 1 Who would true valour see, let him come hither; one here will constant be, come wind, come weather; there's no discouragement shall make him once relent his first avowed intent to be a pilgrim. 2 Whoso beset him round with dismal stories, do but themselves confound; his strength the more is. No lion can him fright; he'll with a giant fight, but he will have a right to be a pilgrim. 3 Hobgoblin nor foul friend can daunt his spirit; he knows he at the end shall life inherit. Then fancies fly away; he'll fear not what men say; he'll labour night and day to be a pilgrim. Topics: Life in Christ Our Response to Christ - In Discipleship; Conflict; Courage; Pilgrimage Used With Tune: MONK'S GATE

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