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Saints of God! Lo, Jesu’s People   1 comment

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Above:  St. Bartholomew, by El Greco

Image in the Public Domain

Text by John Athelstan Laurie Riley (1858-1906)

Hymn Source = The English Hymnal (1906)

A Hymn for the Feast of St. Bartholomew  (That, at least, is how The English Hymnal of 1906 classifies the text.)

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Saints of God!  Lo, Jesu’s people

Age to age your glory tell;

In his name for us ye labored,

Now in bliss eternal dwell.

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Twelve poor men, by Christ anointed,

Braved the rich, the wise, the great,

All the world counts dear rejecting,

Rapt in their apostolate.

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Thus the earth their death-wounds purchased,

Hallowed by the blood therefrom,

On her bosom bore the nations,

Laved, illumined,–Christendom.

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On this feast, almighty Father,

May we praise thee with the Son,

Evermore his love confessing,

Who from Both with Both is One.