All Hallows Blessings to You All!
Two things ....
The first is a traditional piece of music for the feast of All Saints...
The second is a little hard to explain. It's a video by Glen Scrivener, Church of England minister, poet and lover of the King James Version of the Bible. He has a wonderful web site called King's English. What's below is Halloween: Trick or Treat. This is a rhyming explanation of what Halloween is truly about . I find it wonderful and watched it twice through...Very nicely done..Have a look and see what you think!
De profundis (Out of the deep...)
Psalm 130 is a traditional offering for All Hallows Eve and here is a very beautiful version by the
choir of Kings College Cambridge, under the direction of Sir David Willcocks. This dark lament, a Penitential Psalm, is the De profundis used in liturgical prayers for the faithful departed in Western liturgical tradition. In deep sorrow the psalmist cries to God (1-2), asking for mercy (3-4). The psalmist's trust (5-6) becomes a model for the people (7-8).
130 De profundis
OUT of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord : Lord, hear my voice.
2. O let thine ears consider well : the voice of my complaint.
3. If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss : O Lord, who may abide it?
4. For there is mercy with thee : therefore shalt thou be feared.
5. I look for the Lord; my soul doth wait for him : in his word is my trust.
6. My soul fleeth unto the Lord : before the morning watch, I say, before the morning watch.
7. O Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy : and with him is plenteous redemption.
8. And he shall redeem Israel : from all his sins.
The second --