“For All the Saints Who from Their Labours Rest”
(William W. How, 1823-1897)

For all the Saints, who from their labours rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy Name, O Jesu, be forever blessed,
Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

O may Thy soldiers, faithful, true and bold,
Fight as the Saints who nobly fought of old,
And win, with them, the victor’s crown of gold,
Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,
Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

“Hymn of the Knights Templars”
(John Hay, 1838-1905)

Mother of God! As evening falls
Upon the silent sea,
And shadows veil the mountain walls,
We lift our souls to thee!
From lurking perils of the night,
The desert’s hidden harms,
From plagues that waste, from blasts that smite,
Defend thy men-at-arms!

Mother of God! They starry smile
Still bless us from above!
Keep pure our souls from passion’s guile,
Our hearts from earthly love!
Still save each soul from guilt apart
As stainless as each sword,
And guard undimmed in every heart
The image of our Lord!

In desert march or battle’s flame,
In fortress and in field,
Our war-cry is thy holy name,
Thy love our joy and shield!
And if we falter, let thy power
Thy stern avenger be,
And God forget us in the hour
We cease to think of thee!

Mother of God! The evening fades
On wave and hill and lea,
And in the twilight’s deepening shades
We lift our souls to thee!
In passion’s stress – the battle’s strife,
The desert’s lurking harms,
Maid-Mother of the Lord of Life,
Protect thy men-at-arms!