We sing of the saints

Saint Nicholas
Color study by G. E. Mullan
St Nicholas Center Collection
We sing of the saints
     filled with Spirit and grace,
Blest women and men,
     through all time, from each place.
God chose them, the holy,
     the humble, the wise,
To spread the Good News
     of salvation in Christ.
A bishop, a friend of the
     poor and the weak,
Of orphans and children,
     the hungry, the meek;
Saint Nicholas used all his
     power and wealth
To help those in need,
     to return them to health.
We, too, have been chosen
     to follow the way
Of goodness and truth
     in our study and play.
We raise up our song,
     living saints here below,
With heavenly saints,
     as our praise ever flows.

Text: Alan J. Hommerding
Copyright © 1994, World Library Publications
Tune: Traditional Dutch Zie Ginds Komt de Stoomboot

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or ST DENIO 11 11 11 11

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This song has stanzas for thirteen other saints' days: Mary, Joseph, John the Baptist, St. Patrick, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, St. Augstine, Archangels, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Teresa of Jesus, All Saints, All Souls, Blessed Juan Diego, St. Lucy.

From We Celebrate 2004 Hymnal, World Library Publications, copyright © 2004. Used by permission.
Purchase from World Library Publications.

Mp3 files courtesy of Jennifer Wolfe and the Hope College Music Department.

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