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The reverent words and lyrics of the celebrated hymn begin with "For all the saints, who from their labors rest, Who Thee by faith before the world confessed" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "For all the saints" hymn were written by its English author William Walsham How. The author of the hymn, William Walsham How, was born on December 13, 1823 and died on August 10, 1897. The joyous music that accompanies the "For all the saints" song of praise was composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams.  The composer of the music to the "For all the saints" hymn, Ralph Vaughan Williams, was born on October 12, 1872 and died on August 26, 1958. We have placed "For all the saints" in the category of Catholic Songs. Enjoy the lovely lyrics of this popular Christian song and grand church hymn.

For all the saints Hymn
Title: For all the saints *** Name of Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: William Walsham How *** Hymns Category: Catholic Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the motivational words of the "For all the saints" lyrics, William Walsham How (December 13, 1823-August 10, 1897), was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England and achieved fame as a Bishop of Wakefield and Hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "For all the saints", Ralph Vaughan Williams (October 12, 1872-August 26, 1958), was born in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England and became famous as a musician and composer of popular, secular and religious music .

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: For all the saints
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): William Walsham How (December 13, 1823 to August 10, 1897)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams (October 12, 1872 to August 26, 1958)
Hymn Category: Catholic Songs
First Line of Hymn: "For all the saints, who from their labors rest, Who Thee by faith before the world confessed"
First Publication Date: 1864


For all the saints Lyrics

For all the saints, who from their labors rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blessed.
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.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

For the Apostles' glorious company,
Who bearing forth the Cross o'er land and sea,
Shook all the mighty world, we sing to Thee:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

For the Evangelists, by whose blest word,
Like fourfold streams, the garden of the Lord,
Is fair and fruitful, be Thy Name adored.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

For Martyrs, who with rapture kindled eye,
Saw the bright crown descending from the sky,
And seeing, grasped it, Thee we glorify.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
All are one in Thee, for all are Thine.
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, and arms are strong.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

The golden evening brightens in the west;
Soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest;
Sweet is the calm of paradise the blessed.
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!

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

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