The church I worshipped with today began their service singing For All The Saints.
They were remembering those Christians who have left this life, and recalling their examples of faith.
It’s a good time to remember those friends who have died during this past year and their fellowship and love.

The lyrics:
1
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!
2
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!
3
O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle; they in glory shine;
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
4
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!
5
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!

This video provides a bit of bit of background to the William Walsham How’s words and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ tune SINE NOMINE.

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