280 God of saints, to whom the number

The Hymnal 1982 280

God of saints, to whom the number

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John Ellerton, 1826-1893
William Boyce, 1711-1779

1. God of saints, to whom the number of the starry host is known: many saints by earth forgotten live for ever round your throne:

2. In the roll of your apostles stands the name Bartholomew, for this faithful saint we offer, year by year, our thanks to you.

3. All his faith, and prayer, and patience all his toiling, and his strife: all are veiled from us, but written in the Lamb's great book of life.

4. There are named the blessed faithful of the new Jerusalem. When Christ comes again in glory, number us, we pray, with them,

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