War in Heaven by Paul Flockhart


The Cathedral Church of St. Michael and All Angels 2016 Hymn Text Contest

As part of our 2016 St. Michael’s Day celebrations, we are holding a contest for the best hymn text composition. The deadline for contest submissions is Sunday, September 11. Texts, submitted anonymously, will be reviewed by a panel and the winning text will be paired with a new hymn tune called “All Angels,” written by our Music Director, Matt Hill. The hymn will be premiered at the 10:00 am service on September 25, the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. If you have any questions about the contest, please speak to Matt.

Hymn Text Submission

Click here to submit your hymn text.


Contest Rules

Theme: The St. Michael and All Angels Story found in Revelation 12: 7–12

Hymn Metre: 87 87D
(If you need help understanding hymn metre, please speak to Matt or see the link below.)

Length: Minimum of three verses, maximum of seven

Information on Hymn Metre 

Click here to read an article on hymn metre.




Information on the Page Art

The art found at the top of the page is by Paul Flockhart. You may visit the artist’s webpage and purchase prints here.