Monday, November 1, 2010

All Saints' Day


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!

Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress, and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought fight;
And Thou, in darkness drear, their one true Light,
Alleluia, alleluia!

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,
Alleluia, alleluia!

And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,
Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again, the arms are strong,
Alleluia, alleluia!

But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day:
The saints triumphant rise in bright array;
The King of glory passes on His way:
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Happy November!

10 comments:

southerninspiration said...

LOVE this hymn!!! Have a good day, my friend!
Suzanne

Denise said...

Have a great Monday Richella, Happy All Saints Day!

Autumn Mist said...

Beautiful, and just as true today as the day it was written! Blessings to you.

Nichole@40daysof said...

Lovely post for All Saints Day!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

You always manage to capture the day with perfection. How do you do that?! ;) Lovely hymn!

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Southern Lady said...

Lovely hymn. I have never heard that one before. Thanks for sharing. Carla

Judy @ A Meek Perspective said...

We sang that hymn in Kelly Doyle's chorus my junior year. One of my favorites! Thanks for the memory.

Judy :)

fromtheinnonthehill.blogspot.com said...

Very beautiful...thank you..I enjoy following your blog...very talented you are ~~I must say!
Sylvia

Ann said...

Thanks for sharing...

I love that hymn, it made me remember when I was still a child my grandpa used to bring me to church with him...

Holly said...

Beautiful words, although this must be one of the handful of hymns I didn't grow up singing, so I don't know the music!
I miss hymns. Our church doesn't sing them much anymore; mostly "new" praise and worship music.

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