Hymn of the Week for 11/17/19-O God Of Every Nation


Verse 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!


Verse 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!


Verse 3

Oh, blest communion, fellowship divine,

We feebly struggle, they in glory shine:

Yet all are one in thee, for all are thine. Alleluia! Alleluia!


Verse 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!


Verse 5

The golden evening brightens in the west;

Soon, soon to faithful servants cometh rest;

Sweet is the calm of paradise the blest. Alleluia! Alleluia!


Verse 6

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!


Verse 7

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)


Verse 1

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.


Verse 2

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.


Verse 3

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



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)