A brief exerpt of an evensong service I attended at my church on March 19, 2017

Mar 20, 2017, 01:44 AM

I love this a capella call and response singing! It's so gorgeous. The cantor goes a bit flat here and has to be corrected by the music director, but he's still got a beautiful voice. It's rather faint in this recording, so I'll give you the words. Choir: OUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. Amen. Cantor: O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us. Choir: And grant us thy salvation. Cantor: O Lord, save the Queen. Choir: And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee. Cantor: Endue thy Ministers with righteousness. Choir: And make thy chosen people joyful. Cantor: O Lord, save thy people. Choir: And bless thine inheritance. Cantor: Give peace in our time, O Lord. Choir: Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God. Cantor: O God, make clean our hearts within us. Choir: And take not thy Holy Spirit from us. The First Collect: We beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Second Collect and Evening Prayer: GOD, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed; Give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that both our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee, we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen. The Third Collect and Aid Against All Perils: In our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen. #chanting #choir #church #evensong #music #prayers #services