276. For All the Saints

1 For all the saints, who from their labours 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, the 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 O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

5 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.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

6 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!

7 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!

8 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!

Text Information
First Line: For all the saints, who from their labours rest
Title: For All the Saints
Author: William Walsham How (1823-1897)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 10 10 10 with Alleluias
Scripture: Psalm 18:1-20; Psalm 24; Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9; 2 Timothy 4:6-8; Hebrews 11:1-3; Hebrews 11:8-16; Hebrews 12:18-29; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 7:9-17; Revelation 21:1-7
Topic: Funeral; The Saints
Tune Information
Name: SINE NOMINE
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Meter: 10 10 10 with Alleluias
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: © Oxford University Press
Notes: Lower key 387



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