Rejoice in God's saints, today and all days


Rejoice in God's saints, today and all days!
A world without saints forgets how to praise.
Their faith in acquiring the habit of prayer,
their depth of adoring, Lord, help us to share.

Some march with events, to turn them God's way;
some need to withdraw, the better to pray;
some carry the gospel through fire and through flood:
our world is their parish: their purpose is God.

Rejoice in those saints, unpraised and unknown,
who bear someone's cross, or shoulder their own:
they shame our complaining, our comforts, our cares:
what patience in caring, what courage is theirs!

Rejoice in God's saints, today and all days!
A world without saints forgets how to praise.
in loving, in living, they prove it is true:
The way of self-giving, Lord, leads us to you.


Words: Fred Pratt Green (1903-2000)
Words © 1973 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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Rest of the World: Stainer & Bell Ltd., www.stainer.co.uk

Music: Paderborn, Old 104th, Darwall's 149th

Meter: 10 10 11 11

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