For the apostles' glorious company (Joseph Barnby)
- Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2006-09-08). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 63 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes:
Title: For the Apostles' glorious company
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: William Walsham How
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 10 10 10 with alleluia
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard
First published: 1908 in The Church Hymnal (edition B), Boston
Description: Another text for saints days as well as All Saints Day itself.
Original text and translations
For the Apostles’ glorious company,
Who bearing forth the Cross o’er land and sea,
Shook all the mighty world, we sing to Thee:
For the Evangelists, by whose blest word,
Like fourfold streams, the garden of the Lord,
Is fair and fruitful, be Thy Name adored.
For Martyrs, who with rapture kindled eye,
Saw the bright crown descending from the sky,
And seeing, grasped it, Thee we glorify.