Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days

Rejoice in God's saints, today and all days. Fred Pratt Green* (1903-2000). In 1973 Pratt Green was commissioned by the Dean of Norwich to write two processional hymns to celebrate the 600th anniversary of The Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich*. One, entitled ‘In Commemoration of Julian of Norwich’ is in The Hymns and Ballads of Fred Pratt Green (1982), pp. 148-9, beginning ‘Rejoice in God’s saints/ This day of all days’, ending the first verse with ‘In Julian of Norwich/ Rejoice, all who will!’. The other, revised, is the present hymn (Hymns and Ballads, pp. 66-7). It was written because John Wilson*, then advising the Broadcast Praise committee, suggested to the author that...

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