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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Sunday Afternoon Music Video - For All the Saints

Here is a wonderful hymn - For all the Saints - Tune is Sine Nomine by Ralph Vaughn Williams.

Our hymnal has 8 verses (how come we only sang 4 verses?). What hymns did you sing? Our post communion hymn was one of my favorites "I Sing a Song of the Saints of God" - but alas, it has not hit the Youtube scene.... yet....

What did you all sing today?


  1. fun video, Cathy! I also love We Sing a Song of the Saints of God!

    This morning we sang:

    When the Saints Go Marching In
    For All the Saints, stanzas 1,2,6
    Choir Anthem: "We Are Surrounded by a Great Cloud of Witnesses" by Joseph Martin
    For the Bread Which Thou hast Broken
    If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee

  2. We sang "Blest Are They," a beautiful version of the beatitudes.

    And, of course, For All the Saints (we sang 5 verses).

  3. woo hoo! how could anyone not sing "For All the Saints" this morning? blasphemy of blaspehmies!

    So... Be Thou My Vision was beautifully sung today as well. And we had a child - a ten year old girl, guitar in hand sing a solo during the offering - up front, confident as ever. that was really beautiful...

  4. I would have loved to have heard the 10 year old singing and playing.

  5. We sing this one for morning prayer sometimes (for a feast of multiple saints!) -- and always with gusto and joy.

    I went to Mass at 6 am this morning, and was in setting up at 5:45. A friend presided in the small chapel at the retreat center, we began by candle light and finished in the light of dawn. To respect the contemplative nature of that part space/time continuum we were in, we stuck to chant and David Haas, "You are Mine" to open and close.

    It was a graced time at table.

  6. I wasn't picking hymns this morning (between calls, so I'm a pew sitter these days), but we sang "Great is Thy Faithfulness" and "I Sing the Mighty Power of God". I don't remember the middle one. Our church did an All Saints service on Thursday, so today didn't deal with that at all.

    I have to admit that "For All the Saints" isn't really a favorite of mine, but I LOVE me some "I Sing a Song of the Saints of God". LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.

  7. our hymnal has 7 verses. we sang 4

  8. also we sang, at one service, a song written by my husband based on the beatitudes. Tune is picardy

  9. hmm, we were all-saints free, with lots of Zacchaeus. we sang I Come With Joy (Brian Wren), Gather Us In as a come-to-the-table-hymn, and The Summons. Alternative service was Meet With Me, All Creatures of our God and King, Come to Jesus, and Step By Step.
    It was a very, very good Sunday. Our youth choir sang A Place at the Table--by themselves (the music director was out of town)!! Good job, youth!

  10. There was a lot going on in our service today so the congregation only got to sing two things (not counting responses):

    God Whose Giving Knows No Ending (Beach Spring)
    and The Lord's Prayer

    The Chancel Choir sang For All the Saints while we lit candles in honor of those in our congregation who passed away this year.

    The Youth Choir sang Hungry I Come by Craig Curry. I almost fainted when 17 kids showed up to sing! That's the biggest group we've had in years. Yippiee!

  11. All Saints Day and All Saints Sunday are among my favorite services of the church year. (More about that to come on my blog.) So today we indeed sang: For All the Saints, an absolute favorite of mine, (5 verses). We also sang "Lift Every Voice and Sing" and "Pues Si Vivimos (When We Are Living)", which is a beautiful hymn with a refrain, "we belong to God, we belong to God." The Communion hymn was "Become to Us the Living Bread." It was a great day!

  12. Introducing the sermon, the pastor led us all in a rendition of "Zacchaeus Was a Wee Little Man"!

    Our anthem was "O Salutaris Hostia No. 3" (O saving victim)--lyrics by Thomas Aquinas, music by Elgar. It sounded beautiful to me, though of course you can't get the full effect when you're in the choir.

  13. We sang When The Saints Go Marching In--the John Rutter arrangement which is so much fun to sing.

    We were accompanied by a Dixie-land quartet--trombone, bass, piano and snare drums.

    Great anthem for All Saints day!

  14. Cathy once again bailed me out!! I was supposed to do this on Sunday. Blush...I'm sorry and thanks, Cathy!

    We were in Austin at St. David's and sang

    For all the Saints
    Who Are These Like Stars Appearing
    (did not know this one before but it's lovely).


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