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"The Harps Eternal" Choral Service Sun, Nov. 1

Location: Illinois, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Voicing: Mixed
If you're not otherwise engaged, please join us at Grace UMC, Naperville, IL for our All Saints Choral Services this Sunday at 9:30 and 11 am. This annual service is comprised primarily of music led by Grace's fine Chancel Choir.


Grace Church - 300 E. Gartner Rd., Naperville, IL 60540 - 630.355.1748

Washington south of downtown Naperville, turn east on Gartner, church is about 1/2 mi.


The Service


·         Processional Hymn - For All the Saints

Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal  - Tune: Invitation/arr. Alice Parker


The Lost Chord  - Sir Arthur Sullivan

Prayers of the Church

Choral Reponse…And my soul, though stained with sorrow, fading as the light of day,

passes swiftly o’er those waters, to the city far away…(arr. DHW)

Communion with All the Saints

Sanctus from St. Cecilia Mass          Charles Gounod

Chancel Choir, Mike Guczwa, tenor

Reading of Names of the Departed and Tolling of Bells

Choral Response …Souls have crossed before me, saintly, to that land of perfect rest;

And I hear them singing faintly in the mansions of the blest….(arr. DHW)


... in the unity of the Holy Spirit all glory and honor is yours almighty Father.


Choral Response Hallelujah, hallelujah, Hallelujah, praise the lamb!

Hallelujah, hallelujah, Glory to the great I AM!...(arr. DHW)

Anthems at Communion -

Jesus, I Adore Thee  - Benedictine Plainsong/arr. Stephen Caracciolo

Shall We Gather at the River - arr. Robert McIver

Offertory – Nancy Staton 

Alle Menschen Müssen Sterben -  JS Bach

Down By the Riverside- American Traditional Song/arr. John Rutter

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