I was going to post this hymn, but Stephen Riddle beat me to it. Nor am I likely to be able to top this post by Enbrethiliel. [Edited to add: Also worth a look is Quenta's posting of relevant Newman Quote.]
So, I suppose I'll just leave you to reflect on the fact that a priest of my acquaintance used to refer to the Communion of Saints as 'our friends in the court'. May we ever benefit from their pleading, guidance and example!
V.Omnes Sancti et Sanctæ Dei.
R.Intercedite pro nobis.