Hymn of the Week for 11/17/19-O God Of Every Nation
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!
Oh, 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!
The golden evening brightens in the west;
Soon, soon to faithful servants cometh rest;
Sweet is the calm of paradise the blest. Alleluia! Alleluia!
But then 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,
singing to Father, Son and Holy Ghost: Alleluia! Alleluia!
Text: William W. How
Tune: SINE NOMINE (Ralph Vaughan Williams Copyright Oxford University Press)
Lord, keep us steadfast in your word; curb those who by deceit or sword
Would wrest the kingdom from your Son and bring to naught all he has done.
Lord Jesus Christ, your pow'r make known, for you are Lord of lords alone;
Defend your holy church, that we may sing your praise eternally.
O Comforter of priceless worth, send peace and unity on earth;
Support us in our final strife and lead us out of death to life.
Text: Martin Luther, tr. Winkworth
Music: ERHALT UNS,HERR
O Lord, hear my prayer, O Lord, hear my prayer: when I call, answer me.
O Lord, hear my prayer, O Lord, hear my prayer: come and listen to me.
The Lord is my song, the Lord is my praise: all my hope comes from God.
The Lord is my song, the Lord is my praise: God, the wellspring of life.
Text and Music: Jacques Berthier (copyright 1991, GIA publications)