Doxological praise and worship ought to be the reaction of humanity when God comes and “saves”. God’s chosen revelation is usually through the spoken word – angels, messengers, preachers. When the Angel Gabriel came and told Mary that she would be the “bearer of the Word”, she became an angel, a messenger and went ot tell her cousin. Her cousins reaction elicited praise – “my soul maginifies the Lord and my Spirit rejoices in God my Savior”. That was the message that most of us heard in worship Sunday morning. Our response ought to be worship and praise and thanksgiving too.
This hymn is in several versions in our hymnals. For Easter it is “Now all the vault of heaven resounds”. For All Saints it is “Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones”. This is “From All That Dwell Below the Skies”. The piano arrangement is by Dino Kartsonakis, I wrote the chorale arrangement and Peggy Bartunek of Grafton is the pianist.