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We Sing for All the Unsung Saints

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.

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.

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.

Carl P. Daw, Jr.
Words © 1994 Hope Publishing Company

PDF for this hymn is currently unavailable, due to copyright restrictions on the tune.


Collections: New Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs - Daw

Scriptural Reference: Isaiah 56:5; 1 Peter 2:4-10; Revelation 5:6-14

Theme: All Saints' Day, Church - Heritage

Author(s): Daw Jr., Carl P. (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: KINGSFOLD - Vaughan Williams, Ralph (More Hymns | Biography)

Poetic Meter: C.M.D.

Date Uploaded: Tue May 20 12:57:25 2008

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