…And Hearts Are Brave Again and Arms Are Strong

This was our hymn of the day today. I wanted to share it. Sing along, and if you are particularly struggling, remember stanza 5.

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 may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold,
fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,
and win with them the victor’s crown of gold.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

4. O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

5. 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!

6. 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!

 

One thought on “…And Hearts Are Brave Again and Arms Are Strong

  1. Sam says:

    “I believe in the communion of saints.” The fact that we are one in Christ with all the great martyrs and saints who have gone before us is a foundational tenet of the Christian faith. It is a wonderful thought that we are all a part of the living family of God.

    And these saints and martyrs are more alive than we are! As Jesus said, “He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; you are greatly mistaken.” Mark 12:27

    Praised be Jesus Christ!

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