All Saints Day by Catholic theologian Christopher Villiers

Saints sung in statues, singing still,

To guide us from the jagged rocks,

On which we fall by our self-will,

When we won’t be our Shepherd’s flocks.

God is our Father: brothers near

And sisters too — seen and unseen,

Pray for us all to have no fear

Of what the Judgement Day might mean.

Some saints are known to God alone,

And others praised throughout the earth,

All by God’s grace did well-atone,

And open hearts to blessings’ birth.

The Church is our true family

That stretches beyond earthly graves,

If only we had sense to see,

Our friends stand by the King who saves.

© Christopher Villiers