Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Feast of All Souls

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Author of life, where’er they be,
Safe in thine own eternity,
Our loved are living unto thee:

All souls are thine, and here or there
They rest within thy sheltering care;
One providence alike they share:

Thy Word is true, thy ways are just;
Above the requiem, "Dust to dust,"
Shall rise our psalm of grateful trust:

O happy they in God who rest,
No more by fear and doubt oppressed,
Living or dying, they are blest:

Frederick Lucian Hosmer, 1888; alt.
Tune: VICTORY (8.8.8. with Alleluia)
Giovanni da Palestrina, 1591
adapt. William H. Monk, 1861

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