In a sense, the Solemnity of All Saints transfers to believers the imagery of the Transfiguration. Through God's grace, our true nature is revealed and we shine like the sun and the stars.


Gathering/Entrance Procession

One of the following litanies would be appropriate today, espe­cially if the entrance procession includes children and other members of the community besides the ministers.


Letanía de los Santos (Gregorian)      FYC 398/FYC3 358

Letanía de los Santos (Garcia-Lopez,Lopez) FYC3 741

Litany of the Saints (Becker)              BB-MI 717/GC 796/GC2 788/G3 /GP 377/GP3/JS 525/JS3 503/OIF 549

Litany of the Saints (Brown)              LMGM2 225

Litany of the Saints (Chant)               BB-MI pg.75/CBW 12a,86/GC 795/GC2 787/G3/GP 376/GP3/JS 419/JS3 394/LMGM2 849/OIF 474/PMB 615/RS 977/WC 992/WOR 827/ WOR4 1070

Litany of the Saints (Hornsby)           LMGM2 226


Revelation 7:2–4, 9–14. The imagery in Revelation is of the heavenly court and those gathered for worship around God's throne and around the Lamb, that is, Christ. The number of those "sealed" as servants of God—144,000—is simply intended to suggest a huge number. The vast throng gathered around the throne wear the white robes of victory and carry palm branches that also symbolize victory. They sing snatches of a song that might have been used during worship in the Johannine communities. They are identified as the martyrs who were killed during the early persecutions.


Psalm of the Day: Ps (23) 24

A hymn of praise to the Creator who has been victorious over the forces of chaos. It includes a description of a procession into the Temple by those "whose hands are sinless, whose hearts are clean, who desire not what is vain."


Ésta Es la Raza (Montgomery)                       FYC 186/FYC3 162

Lord, This Is the People (Armstrong/Somerville) CBW 225

Lord, This Is the People (Cooney)                  GP 182/GP3 129

Lord, This Is the People (Englert)                  PMB 756

Lord, This Is the People (Gelineau/Carroll)  WOR 1053

Lord, This Is the People (Guimont)                GC2 899

Lord, This is the People (Hunstiger)               SS 500

Lord, This is the People (Psallite)                   SS 354

Lord, This Is the People (Schiavone)              JS 1062/JS3 26

Lord, This Is the People (Smith)                     BB-MI 741

O God, This Is the People (Keil)                    GC 34/GC2 25/RS 47


1 John 3:1–3. We know who we are, and we know that our identity comes from God's grace. But the full meaning of that identity as children of God exceeds our best efforts at imagination. All we know about it is that we will one day be fully like the risen Lord.


Matthew 5:1–12a. The revelation and transfiguration of God's people begins now, if we have the eyes to see it. The poor inherit the kingdom, the meek inherit the land, the clean of heart see God, and those who are persecuted for righteousness inherit the kingdom of heaven.


Music Suggestions

Choral Anthems

Music Suggestions

Songs for the Liturgy


A Living Faith (1) GC2 579/G3 677/RS 726

A Multitude Comes from the East and the West (1) WOR 688

*Alabaré (1) GC 542/GP 680/GP3 710/OFUV 559RS 662

Around the Throne, a Glorious Band (1) CBW 450/WOR 719/WOR4 907

At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing (2,C)   BB-MI 163/CBW 375/GC 433/GC2 463/G3 536/GP 394/GP3 319/JS 434/JS3 407/LMGM2 316/OFUV 480/OIF 453/PMB 271/RS 578/SS 765/WC 593/WS 497/WOR 459,460/WOR4 512

*Be Not Afraid BB-MI 43/ GC 608/GC2 596/G3 683/GP 602/GP3 600 /JS 579 /JS3 673 LMGM2 583/OFUV 647 /PMB 446/RS 734/SS 849/SPS/WC 877/WS 715/WOR4 680

*Beatitudes BB-MI 629/JS 657/GP 717/GP3 757

Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine (2) JS 609/LMGM 199/LMGM2 431/PMB 441/WC 874

*Blest Are the Pure in Heart (G) CBW 471

*Blest Are They (GC) BB-MI 627/GC 659/GC2 636/G3 735/GP 35/GP3 759/CBW 522/LMGM2 602/RS 774/SS 870/WC 973/WS 788

By All Your Saints Still Striving (V2, D2) BB-MI 191/JS3 748/OIF 774/ PMB 524/RS 887

SS 964/WC 990 /WOR 706/WOR4 890

Come Away to the Skies (1) GC 440

Come, We That Love the Lord (1) LMGM 316/WOR 552

For All the Saints (1) BB-MI 718/CBW 449/GC 793/GC2 791/G3 884/GP 445/GP3 388/JS 526/JS3 504/LMGM 105/LMGM3 728/OFUV 550/OIF 899/PMB 521/RS 889/SPS 292/SS 969/WC 989/WS 797/WOR 705/WOR4 891

For All the Saints Who’ve Shown Your Love (G) GC2 786/G3 88WC 944/WS

For the Faithful Who Have Answered (1) GC2 789/G3 883

Gather Us In (1) BB-MI 302/CBW 587/GC 744/GC2 743/G3 848/GP 78/GP3 471/LMGM2 676/RS 850/SS 922/WC 909/WOR 665/WOR4 837/WS 733

Give Thanks to God on High GC 792/RS 888

*God Is Love (G) BB-MI 480//CBW 473/GC 629/GC2 608/JS 749/JS3 715/RS 744/SS 806

God of Love -- Schutte (2) GP 647

God, We Praise You BB-MI 202/GP3 719/JS 594/JS3 567/OIF 838/SS 817/WS 762/WOR 535/WOR4 599

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty BB-MI 204/CBW /GC 474/GC2 483/G3 567/GP 414/GP3 358/JS3 448/LMGM 78/LMGM2 335/OFUV 505/OIF 830/PMB 485/RS 624/SS 791/WC 938/WS 772/WOR  485/WOR4 553

Holy, Holy, Holy  (T.R. Smith) SPS 308

I Have Loved You (Ps,2) BB-MI 608/RS 641/GC 504/GC2 504/G3 588/GP 710/GP3 772/JS 649/JS3 623/OFUV 612

In Christ There Is a Table Set for All (1,G) GC 749/RS 916

Jerusalem, My Happy Home (2) BB-MI 613/ GC 771/GC2 764/JS 788/JS3 658/OIF 776/OFUV 333/PMB 454/RS 771/WC 883/WS 713/WOR 690/WOR4 867

Jesus, the Very Thought of You (G) BB-MI 411/JS 474/JS3 455/OIF 939/WC 1025

Lead Me, Lord (1,G) BB-MI 628/GP 715/GP3 760/JS 659/JS3 733/LMGM2 530 /OFUV 619/SPS 221

Let Saints on Earth in Concert Sing  WOR 741

*O Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (G) WOR 620/WOR4 738

O Lord of Darkness and of Light (2) JS 529

On the Wings of Change (2) PMB 512/WC 978/WS 787

*Priestly People (G,C)  vss 8-9 (1,G) OIF 669/PMB 383/WC 761/WS 637

Rise Up, O Saints of God (1,G) PMB 405/WC 833

Rise Up with Him (1,2) BB-MI 564/MI-BB

Saints of God  SPS 348

Shall We Gather at the River (1) BB-MI 610/GC 774/GC2 761/G3 873/JS 786/JS3 756/LMGM 103/LMGM2 716/OIF 737/PMB 422/WC 845/WS 682

Sign Me Up (1) GC 805/LMGM 111/LMGM2 696

Sing with All the Saints in Glory (2) BB-MI 609/CBW 406/GC 442/GC2 442/G3/GP 724/GP3 774/774/JS 789/JS3 759 /OIF 881/PMB 510/RS 595/SS 972 /WC 975/WOR 467/WOR4 526

Splendor and Honor (1) CBW 685

The Church’s One Foundation  BB-MI 418/CH 489/GC 661/G3 742/GP3 571/JS 779/JS3 746/OIF 671/OFUV 770/PMB 385/WC 789/WOR4 736/WS 638

The Clouds’ Veil (1) GC2 619/G3 710

The God of Abraham Praise (1) GC 544/JS 602/RS 685/WOR 537/WOR4 601

*The Song of Beatitudes (G) CBW 523

Those Who Seek Your Face GP 447/JS 128

This Is the Feast of Victory CBW 396/GC 429/GC2 458/G3 520/JS 428/JS3 424/OFUV 667/OIF 834/PMB  489/RS 583/SS 749 /WC 935/WS 763/WOR4 515

Those Who Seek Your Face (Ps) GP 447/JS 128

Wake the Song of Jubilee (G) PMB 514/WC 979

*We Are the Light of the World (G)  MI‑BB 595/ GC 508/GC2 515/GP 657/GP3 687/JS 660/JS3 629/PMB 506/OFUV 621/SPS 247/WC 970/WS 785

We Praise You, O God JS 622/JS3 577

We Shall Rise Again (2,G) GC 772/GC2 762/GP3 871/RS 872

We Sing of the Saints (1)PMB 525

Worthy Is the Lamb (E) BB-MI 572/JS 682/JS3 754

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones,  BB-MI 714/GC 794/GC2 790/GP 446/GP3 390/JS 528//LMGM 104/WC 994/JS 528/PMB 522/RS 886/WS 798/WOR 707/WOR4 886


Choral Anthems

Title of Anthem, Voicing & Instrumentation Composer/arranger/editor Publisher & edition #
At the River SATB Copland Boosey & Hawkes  
Beatitudes, The (SATB, Bass Solo, Organ)  Liszt, Franz  Arista (AE-176)  G
Beatitudes, The (SATB, Organ) Callahan, Charles  Concordia (98-3760)  G
Beatitudes, The (SATB, Organ)  Pfautsch, Lloyd  Flammer (84903)  G
Beatitudes, The (SATB, Organ)  Fetler, Paul  Augsburg (1454)  G
Beatitudes, The (SATB, Organ/Piano)  Malotte, Albert Hay  G. Schirmer (8400)  G
Beatitudes, The (SATB, Sop. or Ten. Solo, Organ)  Joubert, John  Novello (MT 1461)  G
Beatitudes, The (SATTBB, Tenor Solo, Organ)  Tschesnokoff, P.  J. Fischer (4588)  G
Beatitudes, The (SSAATTBB)  York, David Stanley  Mercury (MC 389)  G
Beatitudes, The (SSAATTBB, Organ/Keyboard)  Glarum, L. Stanley  Hall & McCreary (1638)  G
Beatitudes, The (Unison, Organ)  Lovelace, Austin  Augsburg (11-9544)  G
Beatitudes, The, Op. 35 (2 part Treble, Oboe, Viola, Cello, Keyboard)  Bender, Jan  Concordia (97-4742) G
Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (SATB, Sop. or Ten. Solo, Organ)  Arnatt, Ronald  H.W. Gray (2162)  G
Blessed Are They (SATB div, opt instruments/handbells)  Fleming, Larry L.  MorningStar (MSM 50-8106)  G
Blessed Feasts of Blessed Martyrs, IN BABILONE  (SATB, Organ, Brass Quartet)  arr. Powell, Robert J.  GIA (G-5125)  E
Called and Gathered by the Spirit (SATB, opt. Brass, Timpani)  Hillert, Richard  GIA (G-5350)  2
From the Vision of John (SATB, Trumpet, Narrator)  Pelz, Walter L.  Concordia (98-3074)  1
Happy Are the Lowly Poor (2 part mixed, Keyboard)  Jones, Hilton Kean  Concordia (98-3154)  G
How Lovely is Your Dwelling Place      
I Sing a Song of the Saints of God (2-part, Keyboard, Flute)  Hassell, Michael  Augsburg (0800658515)  E
I Sing a Song of the Saints of God (Unison, 2 or 3 part Children’s Choir, Keyboard, opt. Snare Drum)  Hopkins, John Henry/arr. Taylor, Jim  Oxford (0-19-386367-7) (Cat. No. 98.234)  E
Justorum Animae
Justorum Animae
Lamb Will Be A Shepherd Now, The (SATB, Keyboard, opt. Oboe or Flute)  Sebesta, Donald  Augsburg (0800677064)  1
O How Glorious      
Promises, The (SATB, Organ/Keyboard)  Panchenko, Simon W./ed. Wilhousky P.  Carl Fischer (CM 515)  G
Quis Ascendit Montem Domine Witt, F. CPDL P
Saints of God (Unison, Keyboard)  Exner, Max  Augsburg (0800646282)  E
Souls of the Righteous, The SATB Arnatt EC Schirmer 1.3234  
These are they Which Follow the Lamb Goss CPDL  
They are Before the Throne of God SATB Schalk Augsburg 0-8006-7739-0  
We Are Children of Our God (Unison, 2 part, Keyboard, opt. Flute/Violin, opt. 3 octave Handbells.)  Bedford, Michael  Choristers Guild (CGA 731)  2
Worthy Is Christ (SATB, Keyboard/Organ)  Leavitt, John  Concordia (98-3609)  1
Worthy Is the Lamb (SATB)  Gallus, Jacobus/ed. & arr. Lundquist/Matthew  Willis Music (5798)  1
Worthy Is the Lamb from “Messiah” (SATB, Keyboard)  Handel, Georg Frederic  Various Editions & Voicings  1
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones SATB Willan CF Peters