Let Saints on Earth in Concert Sing

This is a hymn for All Saints and All Souls day, which is also suitable for funerals.

The words are derived from "Come, Let Us Join Our Friends Above" a hymn by English Anglican minister, co-leader of the Methodist movement and hymn-writer, Charles Wesley (1707–1788).   A number of slightly-altered versions have been published, the author of these is often unknown.

With meter, tunes it is set to include:
  • DUNDEE (Ravenscroft) by Thomas Ravenscroft (1592-1635) - used for almost-all recent recordings
  • BEATITUDO by John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)
  • and very many others.


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Singer with keyboard, tune DUNDEE:

Choir with organ and brass:

Choir with organ, professional recording, tune DUNDEE

Singer - unaccompanied, tune BEATITUDO

Singer with organ, words on-screen, tune DUNDEE:

Instrumental - low whistle with backing, tune DUNDEE:

Instrumental - piano, with words on-screen, tune DUNDEE:

Instrumental - piano, tune DUNDEE:


Let saints on earth in concert sing
with those whose work is done;
for all the servants of our King
in heaven and earth are one.

One family, we dwell in him,
one church, above, beneath;
though now divided by the stream,
the narrow stream of death.

One army of the living God,
to his command we bow:
part of the host have crossed the flood,
and part are crossing now.

E'en now to their eternal home
there pass some spirits blest;
while others to the margin come,
waiting their call to rest.

Jesu, be thou our constant guide;
then, when the word is given,
bid Jordan's narrow stream divide,
and bring us safe to heaven.

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But all unite in Christ their head,
and love to sing his praise:
Lord of the living and the dead;
direct our earthly ways!

So we shall join our friends above
who have obtained the prize;
and on the eagle wings of love
to joys celestial rise.

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