Blessed "ALL SAINTS" Day!

"To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be SAINTS:  Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."  (Romans 1:7)

For All the Saints
Text: William W. How, 1823-1897
Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Tune: SINE NOMINE, Meter: 10 10 10 with Alleluias

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 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!

4. O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

5. 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!

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!


  1. May God bless you faithful saint.

  2. Loved the song "For All the Saints"!

  3. Yea! Your blog loaded for me today complete with post!
    Beautiful All Saints Day tribute!
    I'm off to Mass right now and hoping they will be singing this song today, it's always been one of my favorites!
    Love and Prayers,

  4. We are all saints ~ heirs to the kingdom!

    Alleluia, Alleluia!!!

    God bless you dear friend,


  5. Bless you, sister in Christ.

  6. I have so many "favorite" old hymns, but this is for sure on the top of the list! I just got done singing all the verses from your post! Wonderful, wonderful--thank you!!

  7. Oh what a beautiful hymn....and I love this day we all celebrate.......:-) Hugs

  8. This is one of my favorite hymns! Thanks for the reminder that is much needed!

    thanks also for your lovely comments on my blog! You made my weekend and am so glad ive found your blog! :)


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Writing a Song a Week #3
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