Sunday, November 18, 2007

"Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart"

The Choir and Banners, St. Patrick's Catholic Cathedral, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (Ireland) by Bruno Barbier
The Choir and Banners, St. Patrick's Catholic Cathedral, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (Ireland)


Rejoice, ye pure in heart, Rejoice, give thanks, and sing.
Your festal banner wave on high, The cross of Christ your King.
Rejoice, rejoice, Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

Saint Mary and the Choir of Angels, from the Wilton Diptych
Saint Mary and the Choir of Angels, from the Wilton Diptych


With all the angel choirs, With all the saints on earth,
Pour out the strains of joy and bliss, True rapture, noblest mirth!
Rejoice, rejoice, Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa


Yes, on through life's long path, Still chanting as we go;
From youth to age, by night and day, In gladness and in woe.
Rejoice, rejoice, Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

The Star-Spangled Banner
The Star-Spangled Banner


Still lift your standard high, Still march in firm array;
As warriors through the darkness toil Till dawns the golden day.
Rejoice, rejoice, Rejoice, give thanks, and sing!

Text: Edward H. Plumptre
Music: Arthur H. Messiter

You can listen to the tune at Cyber Hymnal.

Images courtesy of All Posters

4 comments:

Mimi said...

Cathy,
Beautiful hymn for Thanksgiving... thanks for posting it!!!

Cathy said...

Thank you, Mimi, and you're welcome. I was looking at Thanksgiving hymns. :o)

Nancy said...

Nice music, & beautiful poems.
Thanks for visiting my blog too
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Cathy said...

Thank you, Nancy. I think it is a pretty hymn. You and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving too.