The Christ Church Responses

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For SATB Choir. A set of Preces and Responses in A for the Evening Service. Not difficult, very attractive, and a pleasure to sing. Written for Christ Church, Greenville, SC, where Mr. Powell was organist for thirty-five years. If you have occasion to sing a service of Evensong, give these a look!


Officiant: O Lord, open thou our lips.
Choir: And our mouth shall show forth thy praise. 
Officiant: O God, make speed to save us. 
Choir: O Lord, make haste to help us. 
Officiant: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; 
Choir: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. 
Officiant: Praise ye the Lord. Choir: The Lord's Name be praised.

Officiant: The Lord be with you. 
Choir: And with thy spirit. 
Officiant: Let us pray. 
Choir: Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.

(The Lord's Prayer may be sung.)

Officiant: O Lord, show thy mercy upon us. 
Choir: And grant us thy salvation. 
Officiant: O Lord, save the state. 
Choir: And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee. 
Officiant: Endue thy Ministers with righteousness. 
Choir: And make thy chosen people joyful. 
Officiant: O Lord, save thy people. 
Choir: And bless thine inheritance. 
Officiant: Give peace in our time, O Lord. 
Choir: Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God. 
Officiant: O God, make clean our hearts within us. 
Choir: And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

Then follows the collects. The choir responds “Amen” to each.