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Marching with the Children for All Saints, Nov 3, 2013

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We sang, O When the Saints go Marching In, words from Louis Armstrong:

 

Oh When the Saints Go Marching In

We are traveling in the footsteps
Of those who’ve gone before
But we’ll all be reunited
On a new and sunlit shore.

Oh when the saints go marching in
When the saints go marching in
Oh lord I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

And when the sun refuse to shine

And when the sun refuse to shine
Oh lord I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

And when the stars begin to fall

When the stars begin to fall

Oh lord I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

Oh When Gabriel blows in his horn
When Gabriel blows in his horn

Oh lord I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

Oh when the trumpet sounds the call
Oh when the trumpet sounds the call
Oh lord I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

On that hallelujah day
On that hallelujah day
Oh lord I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

They are marching into heaven. The sun refuses to shine and the stars fall, because it is the end of the world and with Christ, our light of the world, the new world will begin.

Having th e children march sing “O When the Saints” can be followed by this marching chant that we used to do in ST. Paul’s Church School and Day Camp in Coney Island.

I don’t know, but I been told: echo.

Jesus’ got a heart of gold: echo.

To march with him is out of sight: echo.

Follow him and see the light: echo.

Sound off. one, two.

Sound off. Three, four.

Sound off. One, two, three, four.

The children could carry a cross and wave banners depicting the lamb of God and march up the aisle.

Written by peterkrey

November 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Posted in Children's Songs

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