Goode D - Anthem for All Saints' Day

Composer: 
Category: 
Anthem

Recordings

Recorded on
1 November 2008

Words

Gather my saints together unto me,
both old and new,
from jungle, ice-cap, bring their harvest through
Christ’s victory.

Call in all saints that cruelty still scorches,
strong through the Paraclete;
round the arena burning as tar torches;
in, as live leopard meat:

Priest who exchanged names to save one molest
in ghetto’s mass;
mothers who press their infant to their breast
from poisoning gas;

Souls who in time live by the values of
Eternity,
strengthened through suffering by sinews of
Integrity,

Reap your reward where Eden’s garden waits,
your freedom won
from pain. Now flowering joy for you creates
a garland round the sun,

While angels and archangels and your friends
roll out the sky
in a red carpet where my rainbow bends
to cradle your birth-cry.

Words Francis Warner (b. 1937)
based on Psalm 50 v. 5

Explore

Back to the SJC Live archive homepage

Latest release

Advent Live – Volume 2
November 2020

The second in our series of live recordings from our Advent Carol Services, Advent Live - Volume 2 features recordings from our 2008, 2018 and 2019 services, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 since 1981.

Latest webcast

Recorded on
15 November 2020
  • Preces and Responses - Tallis
  • Psalm 78 vv. 1-8
  • Magnificat tertii toni - Lassus
  • Nunc Dimittis tertii toni
  • In Pace - Sheppard
  • Preacher - The Chaplain
  • Fantasia in G major - Byrd

Latest news

Virtual Chapel

Until regular Chapel activities can take place, we are resuming 'Virtual Chapel' services for Lent Term

Choral singing comes no better

Fiona Maddocks, The Observer