All Saints Day

Nick Alexander here... November 1st heralds the Feast of All Saints, according to the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar. It is a tremendous day where we all celebrate and honor the lives who have went before us, who had finished the race, and who are currently before the Great Throne of Heaven, praising God interceding for us. It is our opportunity to learn from them, learn their stories, discover new devotions, meditate upon their writings, and be inspired by their example. The song list here encompasses every single musical style: from classical, to hymns, to contemporary... there's even a great a cappella blues song in there. Three Songs from this long list are well worth highlighting. Litany of Saints as performed by Veronica Morrissey. No song selection is complete without a Litany of the Saints, where we ask individual Saints, by name, to pray for us (Rev 5:8). This particular version is one that she finds to be most prayerful. This rendition is off the album, Veronica Morrissey, Songs of Prayer.  The Grace Within as performed by Valerie Von Fange. Valerie writes:
This song is a tribute to the life of St. Augustine. Some of the lyrics are St. Augustine’s own thoughts from his book The Confessions of St. Augustine. The underlying groundwork for St. Augustine’s change of heart was his mother’s (St. Monica’s) perseverant prayers. Because he was a truth-seeker, he eventually found his answers in the Biblical writings of St. Paul and sermons of St. Ambrose. St. Augustine’s conversion story portrays sin just as it is- dirty, heavy, tainted with constant regrets, in a nutshell- painful! He is proof that a diehard sinner can become a saint by responding to God’s grace. That is why the Church has named him “Doctor of Grace”. This rendition is off the album,.Get Canonized a Saint as performed by Nick Alexander. This is a parody song of Lenny Kravitz's "Fly Away." I wrote the lyrics to demonstrate that Sainthood is not something called for a select few, but is something to which we all are called to. No matter your state in life, what you have accomplished in the past, what mistakes you have made, we are all given the task to finish the race before us.(Phil 3:13-14). This rendition is off the album, Eternal Life: The Party Album

Now here's the full list:

  1. Litany of Saints by Veronica Morrissey
  2. The Grace Within by Valerie Von Fange
  3. Get Canonized a Saint by Nick Alexander
  4. Messiah: 36. Air: "How Beautiful Are the Feet" by London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis
  5. Come Follow Me by Donna Lee
  6. Sing With All the Saints In Glory by WLP Choir
  7. When the Saints by Sara Groves
  8. The End and the Beginning by Matt Maher
  9. Motet: O Quam Gloriosum by David Hill & Westminster Cathedral Choir
  10. O What Their Joy and Their Glory Must Be by Saint Clement's Choir & Peter Richard Conte
  11. Litany of the Saints / Litany of Remembrance by M.D. Ridge
  12. Beati Quorum Via by Méav Ní Mhaolchatha
  13. Exsultate Iusti In Domino by Los Angeles Chamber Singers' Cappella & Peter Rutenberg
  14. Elijah, Op. 70, No. 32: He That Shall Endure to the End by Gwyneth Jones, Janet Baker, Nicolai Gedda, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau & Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
  15. How Blest Are They (words from Psalm 128) by Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral
  16. Mass of Saint Étienne - Offertoire: Iustorum Animæ (Mode I) by Benedictine Nuns of Saint-Michel de Kergonan
  17. Os Justi by Choir of St. Bride's Church & Robert Jones
  18. Three Motets: Sicut Cervus Desiderat by James O'Donnell & Westminster Cathedral Choir
  19. Allélulia Venite Ad Me, Allélulia Grégorien by Choeur des Moniales de l'Abbaye Sainte Scholastique de Dourgne
  20. Allegro maestoso by Canadian Brass
  21. Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, SWV 327 (To God alone the song we raise) by Academy of Ancient Music & Paul Goodwin
  22. Jesu, meiner Seele Wonne BWV 359/Jesu, meiner Freuden Freude BWV 360/Werde munter mein Gemüte BWV 1118 by Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart & Helmuth Rilling
  23. Choral 'Valet will ich dir geben' choralis in pedale BWV 736 by Oliver Vernet
  24. Blest Are the Pure In Heart by Malcolm Archer, Rupert Gough & Wells Cathedral Choir
  25. By All Your Saints Still Striving by Choir of First Church Los Angeles
  26. Give Me the Wings of Faith by St. Michael's Singers & Isaac Watts
  27. Blessed Are the Poor In Spirit by Studio for New Music & Igor Dronov
  28. Witness Cloud by Glenn Kaiser & Darrell Mansfield
  29. A Cloud of Witnesses by Mark Schultz
  30. Great Cloud of Witnesses by Carolyn Arends
  31. Prayers of the Saints by James Covell
  32. Tears of the Saints by Leeland
  33. Go In Peace by Sarah Hart
  34. On the Third Day by Bethany Dillon & Matt Hammitt
  35. Unseen Warriors by Michael Card
  36. When It's All Been Said and Done by Martin Doman
  37. O Church Arise by Tim Hughes
  38. Circle Up by Chris Rice
  39. The Throne by Michael W. Smith
  40. All The Saints Join In by Tommy Walker
  41. For All the Saints by WLP Choir
  42. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones by New England Christmastide Musicians
  43. How Firm a Foundation by Fernando Ortega
  44. Foundation (How Firm a Foundation) by Bobby Fisher
  45. Faith of Our Fathers by Phil Driscoll
  46. O God, Our Help in Ages Past (Op.137) by Choir Of King's College, Cambridge, Richard Farnes & Stephen Cleobury
  47. Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens Adore Him! by Choirs Of The Cathedral Of St. Philip, Atlanta/Craig Cansler, Conductor/David Fishburn, Organist
  48. Join All the Glorious Names by Joanne Hogg, Kristyn Getty & Margaret Becker
  49. Jordan: "There is a Land of pure Delight" by Paul Hillier & His Majestie's Clerkes
  50. Evangelize by Nick Alexander

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