Tomorrow evening we will close Forty Hours Devotion at our parish with a Eucharistic procession. It is customary for the current pastor of our parish to invite previous pastors as well as some of his brother priests to participate. I have several favorite nights that I look forward to each year. This is one of them. The others would be the Mass of the Lord's Supper, the Great Vigil of Easter and of course, Christmas Eve.
The Picardy melody in the excerpt below is more commonly heard in the hymn "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence", which is what we sing to open the service on the final night. I thought I would share it here.