All Saints

Wednesday 1 November, 2017

All Saints Day

What hymns have you chosen for today, and why? Do you have a comment about the suggestions here? Just click on “see details/comment” below and respond using the box at the bottom of the new page

Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading.

General

Come, let us join our friends above (StF 744)
For all the saints who from their labours rest (StF 745)
Ye holy angels bright (StF 69)

More suggestions and reflections at Singing All Saints and All-hallows Eve.

Revelation 7: 9-17

Blessing and honour, glory and power are rightly yours (StF 765)
Come let us join our cheerful songs (StF 743)
Glorious things of thee are spoken (StF 748)
I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship (StF 350)
Jesus – the name high over all (StF 357)
Jesus is King and I will extol him (StF 327)
Jesus shall take the highest honour (StF 356)
King of Kings, Majesty (StF 331)
Let earth and heaven agree (StF 358)
Only by grace can we enter (StF 565)
Praise, my soul, the king of heaven (StF 83)
There is a higher throne (StF 337)
Ye servants of God (StF 340)

Psalm 34: 1-10, 22

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

I will bless the Lord at all times (StF 809) (Psalm 34: spoken, responsive)
King of Glory, King of Peace (StF 56)
My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)
Through all the changing scenes of life (StF 638)

1 John 3: 1-3

Author of life divine (StF 572)
Come let us sing of a wonderful love (StF 443)
Father God, I wonder (StF 72)
Love divine, all loves excelling (StF 503)
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord (StF 451)
Purify my heart, let me be as gold (StF 508)
When I was lost, you came and rescued me (StF 367)

Matthew 5: 1-12

Blest are the pure in heart (StF 244)
Blest are they, the poor in spirit (StF 245)
Community of Christ (StF 681)
Hear the call of the kingdom (StF 407)
The kingdom of God (StF 255)     see details / comment

Categories: All Saints, Lectionary

Come, let us join our cheerful songs (StF 743)

Come, let us join our cheerful songs     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86. Common Metre, All Saints, Lahee, Henry, Nativity, The Communion of Saints, Watts, Isaac

Come, let us join our friends above (StF 744)

Come, let us join our friends above     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86.D. Double Common Metre, All Saints, Croft, William, St Matthew, The Communion of Saints, Wesley, Charles

For all the saints who from their labours rest (StF 745)

For all the saints who from their labours rest     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10.10. and Alleluias, All Saints, How, William Walsham, Sine Nomine, The Communion of Saints, Vaughan Williams, Ralph

For all the saints who showed your love (StF 746)

For all the saints who showed your love
in how they lived and where they moved     see details / comment

Categories: All Saints, Bell, John L. (auth), English traditional, Irregular, Maule, Graham, O Waly Waly, The Communion of Saints, Wright, Paul Leddington 2 Comments

Give me the wings of faith to rise (StF 747)

Give me the wings of faith to rise
within the veil, and see     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86. Common Metre, All Saints, Haweis, Thomas, Richmond, The Communion of Saints, Watts, Isaac, Webbe, Samuel, the younger,

One human family God has made (StF 687)

One human family God has made     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86.D. Double Common Metre, All Saints, Bell, John L. (comp), English traditional, Life and Unity in the Church, Soll 's sein, St Matthew, The Seven Joys of Mary, Wakelin, Rosemary