Ye holy angels bright – St. Mark’s Seattle

On this All Saints’ Day Sunday, we remember those saints who have gone before us, who have joined the everlasting communion with God and Jesus Christ. We remember, and we await the day when we will be reunited with them in glory everlasting!

Ye holy angels bright,
who wait at God’s right hand,
or through the realms of light
fly at your Lord’s command,
assist our song,
for else the theme
too high doth seem
for mortal tongue.

Ye blessed souls at rest,
who ran this earthly race
and now, from sin released,
behold your Savior’s face,
his praises sound,
as in his sight
with sweet delight
ye do abound.

Ye saints, who toil below,
adore your heavenly King,
and onward as ye go
some joyful anthem sing;
take what he gives
and praise him still,
through good or ill,
who ever lives!

My soul, bear thou thy part,
triumph in God above:
and with a well-tuned heart
sing thou the songs of love!
Let all thy days
till life shall end,
whate’er he send,
be filled with praise!

Words: Richard Baxter (1615-1691), 1681
Music: Darwall’s 148th (John Darwall, 1731-1789)
**This audio was recorded at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, Washington, on All Saints’ Sunday 2014.

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