NOT under copyright-- Enjoy our Lord, and exalt Him in His Church as you sing along!
[ With two verses added by your editor for eschatological reasons ]
Midi work by Mike Van Nattan
Note: Do not start singing until the note after the "downbeat."
1- For all the saints who from their labors rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy Name, oh Jesus, be forever blessed.
2- 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,
3- Oh 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,
4- Oh blest communion ! fellowship divine !
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
Yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine,
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,
6- The golden evening brightens in the west,
Soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest;
Sweet is the calm of Paradise the blest,
7- But lo ! there breaks a yet more glorious day,
The saints triumphant rise in bright array;
The King of Glory passes on His way,
8- That gathering of His Bride in robes of white;
Will not precede a grand and glorious sight...
The dead in Christ who rise to lead the flight,
9- From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's farthest coasts,
Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host;
Singing to Father, Son, and Holy ghost.
10- Until that gathering to our heavenly home,
"Fight on" oh saints, pull down the devil's throne;
And make the Name of Christ to all men known,