We Sing for All the Unsung Saints   4 comments

©Photo. R.M.N. / R.-G. OjŽda

©Photo. R.M.N. / R.-G. OjŽda

The Communion of Saints

Image in the Public Domain

Words (1996) by Carl P. Daw, Jr. (Born in 1944), an Episcopal Priest

Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book (2006), of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod


1.  We sing for all the unsung saints,

That countless, nameless throng,

Who kept the faith and passed it on

With hope steadfast and strong

Through all the daily griefs and joys

No chronicles record,

Forgetful of their lack of fame,

But mindful of their Lord.

2.  Though uninscribed with date or place,

With title, rank, or name,

As living stones their stories join

To form a hallowed frame

Around the myst’ry in their midst:

The Lamb once sacrificed,

The Love that wrested life from death,

The wounded, risen Christ.

3.  So we take heart from unknown saints

Bereft of earthly fame,

Those faithful ones who have received

A more enduring name;

For they reveal true blessing comes

When we our pride efface

And offer back our lives to be

The vessels of God’s grace.

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