Sunday, January 25, 2015

"For saints we know not..."

Via Conjubilant with Song, on "The Conversion of Saint Paul," "By All Your Saints":
 
By all your saints still striving,
For all your saints at rest,
Your holy name, O Jesus,
Forevermore be blessed!
For those passed on before us,    
We sing our praise anew
And, walking in their footsteps,
Would live our lives for you.
We pray for saints we know not,
For saints still yet to be,
For grace to bear true witness
And serve you faithfully,
Till all the ransomed number
Who stand before the throne
Ascribe all power and glory
And praise to God alone.

Praise for the light from heaven,     
Praise for the voice of awe;
Praise for the radiant glory
The persecutor saw.
And, God, for his conversion
We magnify your Name;
So change our misconceptions
With your true Spirit's ray...


Tune: Nyland, pdf
Horatio Bolton Nelson, 1864