All Saints?

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Brian Wren
Tune Name: RED DEER

Lyrics as Poetry

All saints? How can it be?
Can it be me,
holy and good,
walking with God?
How can we say that we’re all saints?
O that we could!All saints! — Crucified love
sings from above
what it will do
making us new,
naming and claiming us “all saints,”
till it comes true.Some Saints touch the divine,
and as they shine,
candles at night,
holy and bright,
gladden the spirits of all saints,
giving us light.All saints stumble and fall.
God, loving all,
knowing our shame,
longs to reclaim:
standing or falling we’re all saints.
Treasure the name!Come, saints, crowds who have gone
beckon us on,
hindrances shed,
joy in our tread,
one in the Spirit with all saints,
looking ahead.

Words by
Brian WrenCopyright © 1989 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA,
Canada, Australia and New Zealand.Copyright © 1989 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

Comments About Song

from his book “Piece Together Praise” (p 67):

“…for the Centenary of the Anglican Parish of All Saints, Hunter’s Hill, near Sydney, during a six-week visit to Australia. After exploring the varied meanings of the word, ‘saint’, with the Rector, Clive Harcourt-Norton, the first stanza came to mind as I was walking around All Saints Church, and the others followed fairly rapidly.”

Piece Together Praise
(A Theological Journey)
is co-published by:Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, IL USA
(for USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand)Stainer & Bell, Limited
London, England
(for all other countries)

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Scripture References

  • Romans 1:7
  • 1 Corinthians 1:2
  • Hebrews 12:1-2
  • 1 John 3:2

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Advent∶Themes∶ hope
  • Advent∶ Year 'A'∶ Advent 4
  • All Saints Day
  • Church∶ nature of
  • Saints

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