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Rachel Aarons The St. James Responses

Evening Service, Other Service Music
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Original Publication
Preces and Responses
Suggested Uses(s)

SAB Choir and Organ. Simple and beautiful. If you're looking for a set of Preces and Responses that are:

  1. Easy and quickly learned
  2. Great for a smaller choir
  3. Accompanied
  4. Perfect for introducing your choir and/or church to a service of Evensong or Morning Prayer

Look no further! Here they are. Rachel Aarons has based these responses on two hymn tunes - Carlisle and Hereford. Neat!

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.


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Tryon, North Carolina 28782
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