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; thou in the 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!
O blest communion,
fellowship divine! We feebly struggle,
they in glory shine; yet all are one in thee,
for all are thine. 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!
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!
Season of the King Study 2006
For All the Saints?
N. T. Wright
Session 1 • November 7 • All Saints’
Session 2 • November 14 • All Souls’
Session 3 and 4 • November 21 and 28 • Funeral / Requiem
Session 5 • December 5 • Christ the King