"The Saints on Earth and Those Above"
                          by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 and
                         by Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
                                   Text From:
                (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.336

	1. The saints on earth and those above
	But one communion make;
	Joined to their Lord in bonds of love,
	All of His grace partake.
	2. One family, we dwell in Him,
	One Church above, beneath;
	Though now divided by the stream,
	The narrow stream, of death.
	3. One army of the living God,
	To His commands we bow;
	Part of the host have passed the flood,
	And part are crossing now.
	4. Lo, thousands to their endless home
	Are swiftly borne away;
	And we are to the margin come
	And soon must launch as they.
	5. Lord Jesus, be our constant Guide;
	Then, when the word is given,
	Bid death's cold flood its waves divide
	And land us safe in heaven.

Text from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_: Hymn #478 Text: Heb. 12:22-24 Author: Isaac Watts, 1709; Charles Wesley, 1759, cento, alt. Composer: John Day, 1572 Tune: "St. Flavian"
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