Tune: SINE NOMINE

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906

Author: William How, 1864

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VERSE 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!

VERSE 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!

VERSE 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!

VERSE 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!

VERSE 5:
But then there breaks a still more glorious day:
the saints triumphant rise in bright array;
the King of glory passes on His way.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

VERSE 6:
From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest coast,
through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
in praise to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost:
Alleluia, Alleluia!