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O WHAT THEIR JOY AND THEIR GLORY MUST BE (HYMN)

O what their joy and their glory must be,

Those endless Sabbaths the bless-ed ones see!

Crown for the valiant; to weary ones rest;

God shall be all, and in all ever blest.

 

What are the Monarch, his court, and his throne?

What are the peace and the joy that they own?

Tell us, ye blest ones, that in it have share,

If what ye feel ye can fully declare.

 

Truly Jerusalem name we that shore,

‘Vision of peace,’ that brings joy evermore!

Wish and fulfilment can severed be ne’er,

Nor the thing prayed for come short of the prayer.

 

We, where no trouble distraction can bring,

Safely the anthems of Sion shall sing;

While for thy grace, Lord, their voices of praise

Thy bless-ed people shall evermore raise.

 

There dawns no Sabbath, no Sabbath is o’er,

Those Sabbath-keepers have one and no more;

One and unending is that triumph-song

Which to the Angels and us shall belong.

 

Now, in the meanwhile, with hearts raised on high,

We for that country must yearn and must sigh,

Seeking Jerusalem, dear native land,

Through our long exile on Babylon’s strand.

 

Low before him with our praises we fall,

Of whom, and in whom, and through whom are all;

Of whom, the Father; and through whom, the Son;

In whom, the Spirit, with these ever One.

Amen.

– O quanta qualia sunt illa Sabbata,

P. Abelard, 1079-1142. Tr. J. M. Neale

 

 

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Posted by on August 21, 2015 in Inspirational Hymns

 

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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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SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS, BIBLE READING (APOCALYPSE 7:2-4, 9-14)

I SAW A HUGE NUMBER, IMPOSSIBLE TO COUNT, OF PEOPLE FROM EVERY NATION, RACE, TRIBE AND LANGUAGE.

I, John, saw another angel rising where the sun rises, carrying the seal of the living God; he called in a powerful voice to the four angels whose duty it was to devastate land and sea, “Wait before you do any damage on land or at sea or to the trees, until we have put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Then I heard how many were sealed: a hundred and forty-four thousand, out of all the tribes of Israel.

After that I saw a huge number, impossible to count, of people from every nation, race, tribe and language; they were standing in front of the throne and in front of the Lamb, dressed in white robes and holding palms in their hands. They shouted aloud, “Victory to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels who were standing in a circle round the throne, surrounding the elders and the four animals, prostrated themselves before the throne, and touched the ground with their foreheads, worshipping God with these words. “Amen. Praise and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and strength to our God for ever and ever. Amen.”

One of the elders spoke, and asked me, “Do you know who these people are, dressed in white robes, and where they have come from?” I answered him, “You can tell me, my Lord.” Then he said, “These are the people who have been through the great persecution, and they have washed their robes white again in the blood of the Lamb.”

V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

 
 

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