751. 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 But then 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 and ocean's farthest coast,
through gates of pearl stream in the countless host,
singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost:
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: For all the saints who from their labors rest
Title: For All the Saints
Author: William W. How (1864, alt.)
Meter: 10.10.10.Alleluias
Scripture: Hebrews 11:13; 1 Timothy 6:12; Hebrews 4:9; Colossians 1:12; John 1:9; Psalm 61:2-3; Daniel 12:3; Matthew 10:32; Matthew 13:43; Revelation 7:9; Revelation 14:13
Topic: Conflict, Spirtual; Funerals
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SINE NOMINE
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: 10.10.10.Alleluias
Key: G Major
Copyright: Music used by permission of Oxford University Press



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