Category Archives: The Communion of Saints

They Whose Course On Earth Is O’er

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed under General Hymns: They whose course on earth is o’er, Think they of their brethren more? They before the throne who … Continue reading

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Russian Contakion Of The Departed

This hymn comes from the Great Euchologion (Euchologion Mega) of the Byzantine liturgy and is used for prayers for the departed. This is the the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906): Give rest, … Continue reading

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Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed under General Hymns: Ten thousand times ten thousand, In sparkling raiment bright, The armies of the ransomed Saints Throng up the steeps … Continue reading

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He Wants Not Friends That Hath Thy Love

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed under General Hymns: He wants not friends that hath thy love, And may converse and walk with thee, And with thy Saints … Continue reading

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Hark! Hark, My Soul! Angelic Songs Are Swelling

This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Oratory Hymns (1854) where it is listed under the heading “The Pilgrims of the Night.”: Hark! hark! my soul! angelic songs are swelling O’er earth’s green fields and … Continue reading

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O Lord, To Whom The Spirits Live

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed as a hymn for the Departed: O Lord, to whom the spirits live Of all the faithful passed away, Upon their … Continue reading

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Now The Labourer’s Toils Are O’er

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed as a hymn for the Departed: Now the labourer’s toils are o’er, Fought the battle, won the crown: On life’s rough … Continue reading

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