533. 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 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 blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle; they in glory shine.
Yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine;
Alleluia! Alleluia!

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.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

5 From earth's wide bounds and ocean's farthest coast,
Thro' gates of pearl stream in the countless host,
Singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
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!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: For all the saints who from their labors rest
Title: For All the Saints
Author: William W. How (1864)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 10 10 10 Alleluias
Scripture: Hebrews 11:13; Revelation 7:9; Revelation 14:13
Topic: Anniversaries; Church, The: Militant and Triumphant; Funeral
Tune Information
Name: SINE NOMINE
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: 10 10 10 Alleluias
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Music from "The English Hymnal" by permission of Oxford University Press, London



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