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TEN THOUSAND TIMES TEN THOUSAND (HYMN – ALL SAINTS)

Ten thousand times ten thousand,
In sparkling raiment bright,
The armies of the ransomed Saints
Throng up the steeps of light;
‘Tis finished! all is finished,
Their fight with death and sin;
Fling open wide the golden gates,
And let the victors in.

What rush of Alleluias
Fills all the earth and sky!
What ringing of a thousand harps
Bespeaks the triumph nigh!
O day, for which creation
And all its tribes were made!
O joy, for all its former woes
A thousandfold repaid!

O, then what raptured greetings
On Canaan’s happy shore,
What knitting severed friendships up,
Where partings are no more!
Then eyes with joy shall sparkle
That brimmed with tears of late;
Orphans no longer fatherless,
Nor widows desolate.

Bring near thy great salvation,
Thou Lamb for sinners slain,
Fill up the roll of thine elect,
Then take thy power and reign:
Appear, Desire of nations;
Thine exiles long for home;
Show in the heaven thy promised sign;
Thou Prince and Saviour, come.
– H. Alford, 1810-71

 
 

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GAUDEAMUS OMNES IN DOMINO

Gaudeamus omnes in Domino,
diem festum celebrantes
sub honore Sanctorum omnium,
de quorum sollemnitate gaudent Angeli,
et collaudant Filium Dei.

Let us all rejoice in the Lord,
as we celebrate the feast day
in honour of all the Saints,
at whose festival the Angels rejoice
and praise the Son of God.

 
 

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O CHRIST, YOUR GUILY PEOPLE SPARE (HYMN – ALL SAINTS)

O Christ, your guilty people spare!
See, kneeling at your gracious throne,
Your Virgin Mother pours her prayer,
Imploring pardon for her own.

You Prophets and Apostles high!
O see our tears in sorrow shed;
And plead for us when death is nigh,
And our all-searching judge appears.

To God the Father glory be,
And to his sole-begotten Son;
O Holy Ghost, to you be praise
While everlasting ages run. Amen.

 
 

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YE WATCHERS AND YE HOLY ONES (HYMN – ALL SAINTS)

Ye watchers and ye holy ones,
Bright Seraphs, Cherubims and Thrones,
Raise the glad strain, Alleluia!
Cry out Dominions, Princedoms, Powers,
Virtues, Archangels, Angel’s choirs,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

O higher than the Chreubim,
More glorious than the Seraphim,
Lead their praises, Alleluia!
Thou Bearer of the eternal Word,
Most gracious, magnify the Lord,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Respond, ye souls in endless rest,
Ye Patriarchs and Prophets blest,
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Ye holy Twelve, ye Martyrs strong,
All Saints triumphant, raise the song
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

O friends, in gladness let us sing,
Supernal anthems echoing,
Alleluia, Alleluia!
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
– A. Riley, 1858-1945

 
 

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PRAYER ON ALL SAINTS DAY

V. Rejoice in the Lord and exult, you just.
R. O come, ring out your joy, all you upright of heart.

Angels, Archangels, Thrones and Dominations, Principalities and Power, heavenly Virtues, Cherubim and Seraphim, Patriarchs and Prophets, Holy Doctors of the Law, Apostles and all you martyrs of Christ, Holy confessors and Virgins of the Lord, Hermits and all you Saints of God, intercede for us.

Let us pray: Almighty everlasting God, as you enable us to celebrate the merits of all your saints in one single feast, grant that with so many interceding on our behalf, we may receive from you that full forgiveness for which we long. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Come, let us adore the Lord, the King of kings; come, let us adore the Lord, the King of kings, for he is the crown of all the Saints.

“Behold, I, John, saw another angel ascend from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, saying, ‘Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God upon their foreheads’ (Rev. 7:2-3).

 
 

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TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (LUKE 11:37-41)

(Week 28 of the year: Tuesday)

GIVE ALMS AND THEN INDEED EVERYTHING WILL BE CLEAN FOR YOU.

Jesus had just finished speaking when a Pharisee invited him to dine at his house. He went and sat down at the table. The Pharisee saw this and was surprised that he had not first washed before the meal.

But the Lord said to him, “Oh, you Pharisees! You clean the outside of cup and plate, while inside yourselves you are filled with extortion and wickedness. Fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside too? Instead, give alms from what you have and then indeed everything will be clean for you.”

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 
 

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TODAY’S PSALM (PSALM 118)

(Week 28 of the year: Tuesday)

R. Lord, let your love come upon me.

1. Lord, let your love come upon me,
the saving help of your promise.
Do not take the word of truth from my mouth
for I trust in your decrees. (R.)

2. I shall always keep your law
for ever and ever.
I shall walk in the path of freedom
for I seek your precepts. (R.)

3. Your commands have been my delight;
these I have loved.
I will worship your commands and love them
and ponder your statutes. (R.)

ALLELUIA

Alleluia, alleluia!
Let your face shine on your servant,
and teach me your decrees.
Alleluia!

 
 

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