By all your saints still striving
By all your saints still striving. F. Bland Tucker* (1895-1984) and Jerry D. Godwin (1944-).
This is a modern version of ‘From all Thy saints in warfare’*, written by Tucker and revised by Godwin for H82. In addition to using the ‘you’ form, it has been described as ‘an edited version of the Tucker revision that reflected concern for language that was both nonmilitaristic and inclusive, yet remained faithful to the lives of the saints as the Church has received them’ (The H82 Companion).
Like the original, this is a hymn designed to provide an introductory stanza and a concluding doxological one, with a stanza for the individual saint placed between. This was a pattern begun in John...
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