I St. John's RecordCOLLEGEVILLE, STEARNS COUNTY, MINNESOTA Vol. XXIII NOVEMBER 1910 Number 9All faults lagVHAT splendor decks the heav'nly hallsToday! Mow sweet the harmony Of chant and songs of praise, which fallsFrom that angelic minstrelsy, And gently ills to the farthest walls The heavenly court with melody!Wherefore this gay festivity,And why the song and joy and mirth? Do angels sing their praise to Thee, 0 Lord, or is't the Savior's birth That prompts this festive brilliancyOn high, this joyful mood on earth?The grand array, which feeds your view, Whose mellow hymns blend their refrainWith angels' song s heaven's crewOf Saints,— a long triumphant train—"All Mail, Christ's champions, staunch and true! The battle's Won, and bliss your gain "—G. Dirkes.