Holy Spirit Province Saint-Esprit
Franciscans of CanadaFranciscains du Canada

Ordo Fratrum Minorum

With Saints and Souls, We Declare Love for the Lord

With Saints and Souls, We Declare Love for the Lord

 

I love you, O Lord, my strength,
the saints and sages of ages past declared
with works and words and prayer,
showing us how close God is in our day
reminding us that this is heaven’s way.

I love you, O Lord, my strength,
our beloved loved ones gone before us
join in this mighty, life-giving verse,
as they lived their lives discovering this truth
regardless their agedness or their youth.

I love you, O Lord, my strength,
is our daily prayer and statement of faith
as we strive to live pointing to Christ,
trusting in this love for the journey of now
regardless of our place, our creed or our vow.

I love you, O Lord, my strength,
the undertone of the November Feasts
where we honor the saints and souls
who have journeyed this winding life path,
living out the convictions of their baptismal bath.

I love you, O Lord, my strength,
for you are my all for always
in the days long and days short,
in the joys and sorrows that are part,
you are with me in the endings and each start.

I love you, O Lord, my strength,
let this be in all voices raised
on All Saints Day and All Souls Day
and each of the days this month and beyond
which call us all in love to always respond.

I love you, O Lord, my strength. (Psalm 18)

 

 

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Dewang Gupta
Hudson Hintze