Scripture Verse

The inheritance of the saints. Colossians 1:12


Richard Mant (1776–1848)

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 (1805–1876)
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.