Rejoice in God’s Saints

Artist: Luise Hoff, Austria
St. Nicholas Center Collection
Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days!
A world without saints forgets how to praise.
Their faith in acquiring the habit of prayer,
their depth of adoring, Lord, help us to share.
Some march with events, to turn them God’s way;
some need to withdraw, the better to pray;
some carry the gospel through fire and through flood:
our world is their parish: their purpose is God.
Rejoice in those saints, unpraised and unknown,
who bear someone’s cross, or shoulder their own:
they shame our complaining, our comforts, our cares:
what patience in caring, what courage is theirs!
Rejoice in God’s saints, whose legends and deeds
Speak clear words of hope for those in great need.
O Holy Saint Nicholas, join in our prayer,
As we now our love show, as people who care.
Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days!
A world without saints forgets how to praise.
in loving, in living, they prove it is true:
The way of self-giving, Lord, leads us to you.

Text, stanzas 1-3, 5: Fred Pratt Green
© 1973, 1980 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Text, stanza 4: J M Rosenthal, 2014
Tune: PADERBORN 10 10 11 11

Musical notation PDF
or
HANOVER 10 10 11 11

Musical notation PDF
or OLD 104TH 10 10 11 11

Musical notation PDF
or DARWALL’S 149TH 10 10 11 11


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