Scripture Verse

The inheritance of the saints. Colossians 1:12


Richard Mant

Words: Ri­chard Mant, An­cient Hymns from the Ro­man Bre­vi­a­ry (Lon­don: J. G. & F. Riv­ing­ton, 1837), num­ber 64.

Music: St. George (Gaunt­lett) Hen­ry J. Gaunt­lett, 1848 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Henry J. Gauntlett
© National Portrait Gallery


For all Thy saints, O Lord,
Who strove in Thee to live,
Who followed Thee, obeyed, adored,
Our grateful hymn receive.

For all Thy saints, O Lord,
Accept our thankful cry,
Who counted Thee their great reward,
And strove in Thee to die.

They all in life and death,
With Thee, their Lord, in view,
Learned from Thy Holy Spirit’s breath
To suffer and to do.

Thine mystic members, fit
To join Thy saints above,
In one unmixed communion knit,
And fellowship of love.

For this Thy name we bless,
And humbly beg that we
May follow them in holiness,
And live and die in Thee.

With them the Father, Son,
And Holy Ghost to praise,
As in the ancient days was done,
And shall through endless days.