I sing a song of the saints of God (John H. Hopkins)

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  • (Posted 2020-04-08)  CPDL #57902:   
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-04-08).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 37 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Taken from The Hymnal 1982. Text not underlaid.
  • (Posted 2020-04-08)  CPDL #57901:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-04-08).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Taken from The Hymnal 1982. Text is underlaid.

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Title: I sing a song of the saints of God
Composer: John H. Hopkins
Lyricist: Lesbia Scottcreate page

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

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Original text and translations

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I sing a song of the saints of God,
Patient and brave and true,
Who toiled and fought and lived and died
For the Lord they loved and knew.
And one was a doctor and one was a queen,
And one was a shepherdess on the green:
They were all of them saints of God – and I mean,
God helping, to be one too.

They loved their Lord so dear, so dear,
And his love made them strong;
And they followed the right, for Jesus’ sake,
The whole of their good lives long.
And one was a soldier, and one was a priest,
And one was slain by a fierce wild beast:
And there’s not any reason – no, not the least,
Why I shouldn’t be one too.

They lived not only in ages past,
There are hundreds of thousands still,
The world is bright with the joyous saints
Who love to do Jesus’ will.
You can meet them in school, or in lanes, or at sea,
In church, or in trains, or in shops, or at tea,
For the saints of God are just folk like me,
And I mean to be one too.