of a boundless theology of glory, but man, oh, man do I love the music for All Saints. Wes blessed us with trumpet, Sonya with timpani, and the congregation rose to the occasion by belting out the hymns with encouragement from the choir. We started with the joy of "Ye Watchers," the standard festival setting of "For All the Saints" but it was the final setting of Starke's great Te Deum that led to the loudest singing. What a great setting by Mark Bender! The choir verse was outstanding, and the musical painting on the Christological verse - words simply fail! The whole leaves you begging that the song not cease, that it just go on forever. "May we with saints be numbered where praises never end in glory everlasting. Amen, O Lord, Amen!"
You can listen to the hymn here - from the Grand Rapids Higher Things Conference - you'll just have to bend your head! Or here from Nashville Higher Things. Gotta love those young voices belting it out!!!