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For All the Saints
William W. How, 1823-1897
Ralph Vaughn Williams, 1872-1958
For all the saints, who from their labors rest, Who Thee by faith before the world confessed, Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blessed, Refraine: Alleluia! Alleluia! 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. 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. O blest communion, fellowship divine! We feebly struggle, they in glory shine; Yet we are one who thro' Christ's blood are Thine. 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. From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest coast, Thro' gates of pearl streams in the countless host, Singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
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