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7s, 6s. 81. From all Thy saints in warfare,

For all thy saints at rest,
To Thee, O blessèd Jesus,

All praises be addressed.
Thou, Lord, didst win the battle

That they might conquerors be ;
Their crowns of living glory

Are lit with rays from Thee. 2 Apostles, prophets, martyrs,

And all the sacred throng,
Who wear the spotless raiment,

Who raise the ceaseless song ;
For these, passed on before us,

Saviour, we Thee adore,
And, walking in their footsteps,

Would serve Thee more and more. 3 Then praise we God the Father,

And praise we God the Son,
And God the Holy Spirit,

Eternal Three in One ;
Till all the ransomed number

Fall down before the throne,
And honor, power, and glory
Ascribe to God alone.

Earl Nelson.

617

S. M.
For all thy saints, O Lord,

Who strove in Thee to live,
Who follow'd Thee, obeyed, adored,

Our grateful hymn receive. 2 For all Thy saints, O Lord,

Accept our thankful cry,
Who counted Thee their great reward,

And strove in Thee to die.

3 They all in life and death,

With Thee, their Lord, in view, Learned from Thy Holy Spirit's breath

To suffer and to do.
4 For this Thy name we bless,

And humbly pray that we
May follow them in holiness,
And live and die in Thee.

R. Mant.

618

8s, 7s. 81. THRO' the night of doubt and sorrow

Onward goes the pilgrim band,
Singing songs of expectation,

Marching to the promised land.
Clear before us through the darkness

Gleams and burns the guiding light;
Brother clasps the hand of brother,

Stepping fearless thro’ the night.
2 One, the light of God's own presence,

O'er His ransomed people shed,
Chasing far the gloom and terror,

Brightening all the path we tread :
One, the object of our journey,

One, the faith which never tires,
One, the earnest looking forward,

One, the hope our God inspires. 3 One, the strain which lips of thousands

Lift as from the heart of one ;
One the conflict, one the peril,

One, the march in God begun :
One, the gladness of rejoicing

On the far eternal shore,
Where the One Almighty Father

Reigns in love for evermore.

4 Onward therefore, pilgrim brothers,

Onward, with the cross our aid ;
Bear its shame, and fight its battle,

Till we rest beneath its shade.
Soon shall come the great awaking ;

Soon the rending of the tomb;
Then, the scattering of all shadows,
And the end of toil and gloom.

B. S. Ingemann. Tr. S. Baring-Gould.

619

8s, 7s. 81. Hall! Thou God of grace and glory,

Who Thy name hast magnified,
By redemption's wondrous story,

By the Saviour crucified ;
Thanks to Thee for every blessing,

Flowing from the fount of love;
Thanks for present good unceasing,

And for hopes of bliss above. 2 Hear us, as thus bending lowly,

Near Thy bright and burning throne,
We invoke Thee, God most holy,

Through Thy well-beloved Son;
Send the baptism of Thy Spirit,

Shed the Pentecostal fire;
Let us all Thy grace inherit,

Waken, crown each good desire. 3 Bind Thy people, Lord, in union,

With the sevenfold cord of love
Breathe a spirit of communion

With the glorious hosts above ;
Let Thy work be seen progressing ;

Bow each heart, and bend each knee,
Till the world, Thy truth possessing,
Celebrates its jubilee.

T. W. Aveling.

620

78. 81. What are these in bright array,

This innumerable throng,
Round the altar, night and day,

Hymning one triumphant song ?
“Worthy is the Lamb, once slain,

Blessing, honor, glory, power,
Wisdom, riches, to obtain,

New dominion every hour.”

2 These through fiery trials trod;

These from great affliction came ;
Now before the throne of God,

Seal'd with his eternal name,
Clad in raiment pure and white,

Victor-palms in every hand,
Through their great Redeemer's might,

More than conquerors they stand. 3 Hunger, thirst, disease, unknown,

On immortal fruits they feed ;
Them the Lamb amidst the throne,

Shall to living fountains lead :
Joy and gladness banish sighs ;

Perfect love dispels all fears ;
And for ever from their eyes,
God shall wipe away the tears.

J. Montgomery. 621

C. M. 81.
LET saints on earth in concert sing

With those to glory gone;
For all the servants of our King

In earth and heaven are one.
One family, we dwell in Him,

One Church above, beneath,
Though now divided by the stream,

The narrow stream of death.

2 One army of the living God,

To His command we bow;
Part of the host have crossed the flood,

And part are crossing now.
Dear Saviour, be our constant guide ;

Then, when the word is given,
Bid Jordan's narrow stream divide,
And land us safe in heaven.

C. Wesley.

622

S. M.
DEAR Saviour, we are Thine,

By everlasting bands;
Our names, our hearts, we would resign;

Our souls are in Thy hands.

2 To Thee we still would cleave

With ever-growing zeal ;
If millions tempt us Christ to leave,

They never shall prevail. 3 Thy Spirit shall unite

Our souls to Thee, our head ;
Shall form in us Thine image bright,

That we Thy paths may tread. 4 Death may our souls divide

From these abodes of clay ;
But love shall keep us near Thy side,

Through all the gloomy way.

5 Since Christ and we are one,

Why should we doubt or fear ?
If He in heaven has fixed His throne,
He'll fix His members there.

P. Doddridge.

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