I Sing a Song of the Saints of God ~ L. Scott, 1929

 I Sing a Song of the Saints of God

                  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 help me to be one too.

They love 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 live not only in ages past,
There are hundreds of thousands still,
The world is bright with 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.

L. Scott, 1929

ht: Jan Karon’s ~Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader

ht: Brian Jacques ~The Redwall Cookbook

2 thoughts on “I Sing a Song of the Saints of God ~ L. Scott, 1929

  1. Thank you for leaving a post on my blog! I enjoyed visiting yours for a few minutes here before the dinner hour begins…
    I recognize the pictures here – my daughter loves Redwall! I would have loved those, too, as a kid. I loved (and love) books with animal characters and their homes, etc… I always thought it was very “cozy.”
    I look forward to returning soon.
    Jen

    Hi Jen, Thanks for stopping by. I have to admit that as an adult I’ve enjoyed all the Redwall series of books. blessings…

  2. Before I hit the ht credits I thought those illustrations looked Redwallian. Beautiful! Song and pics. My boys have become the biggest of Redwall fans, and we’re working our way through the books, one by one.

    Elle, My daughter, myself, my husband and Lana G! have read a fair number of the Redwall series. I’d love to go to a Redwall Feast!

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