1 How blessed are all the saints, our God,
who having crossed the troubled sea,
have gained the harbour of your peace
and rest in your tranquillity.
2 Watch over us who voyage still,
with risk and danger yet to face;
remember all beset by storms
and hold them in your steadfast grace.
3 Our vessel's frail, the ocean wide,
but your love steers, and we aspire
to gain the peaceful shore at last,
the haven of our heart's desire.
4 Then we shall praise you endlessly,
great God, to whom all praise is due;
as you have made us for yourself,
our hearts must find their rest in you.
|First Line:||How blessed are all the saints, our God|
|Title:||How Blessed Are All the Saints|
|Author:||Alan Gaunt (1935-)|
|Scripture:||Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Hebrews 11:29 - 12:2; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 7:9-17; Revelation 12:7-12|
|Copyright:||© 1991 Stainer & Bell Ltd. / Hope Publishing Co.|
|Composer (Melody and bass):||Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)|
|Source:||The English Hymnal, 1906, harm.|