Excellent quality hymns teach the truths of the Faith. This hymn, Ye Souls of the Faithful, does an impressive job of reminding all who sing and read it, that the Souls of the Faithful are suffering in Purgatory until they are released, and that they need our help to shorten their stay. It describes the connection between those on earth, in Heaven, and in Purgatory. My favorite verse is the last:
Sheet music and Audio
Click here for the score on hymnary.org (from 1920 St. Gregory’s hymnal)
Click here for the sheet music I made on Musescore. Press play to follow along above.
From Hymns and Poems, Original and Translated by Edward Caswall. Click the text below to view it in books.google.