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752 THE COMMUNION SERVICE

RESPONSES

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1 Lord, make me to know mine end* and the measure of my days | what it | is || that I may know how | frail · | I· 2 Behold, Thou hast made my days as a hand-breadth * and mine age is as nothing before | Thee || verily every man at his best state is altogether | vanity.

3 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew* surely they are disquiet | ed · in | vain || he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather | them. 4 And now Lord what I wait I for || my | hope is | in | Thee. 5 Deliver me from all my transgressions || make me not the reproach of the foolish.

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8 When Thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity * Thou makest his beauty

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9 Hear my prayer O Lord * and give ear unto my cry * hold not Thy peace | at my tears for I am a stranger with Thee, and a sojourner as all my * [ fathers were.

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Glory be to the Father and to the Son || and | to the Holy Ghost;
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1 Lord Thou hast been our | dwelling | place || in | all ·

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4 For a thousand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday when | it is | past || and as a watch | in the night.

5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood* they are as a | sleep || in the morning they are like grass which groweth | up.

6 In the morning it flourisheth and groweth | up || in the evening it is cut down

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7 For we are consumed by Thine | anger || and by Thy | wrath

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9 For all our days are passed away | in Thy | wrath || we spend our years as a | tale = that is told.

10 The days of our years are threescore | years and | ten || and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years* yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off and we fly away.

11 Who knoweth the power of Thine | anger || even according to Thy fear |

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12 So teach us to | number our | days || that we may apply our | hearts

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14 O satisfy us early | with Thy | mercy || that we may rejoice and be | glad · = | all our days.

15 Make us glad according to the days wherein Thou hast af | flicted | us || and the years where | in we | have seen | evil.

16 Let Thy work appear un to Thy | servants || and Thy | glory un❘ to their children.

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1 The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that | fear Him and His righteousness | unto | children's children.

2 To such as keep His covenant || and to those that remember His com | ments to do them.

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3 He shall feed His flock | like a shepherd || He shall gather the lambs with His arm and carry them | in His | bosom."

4. Suffer little children to come unto Me and for | bid them | not || for of | such is the kingdom of heaven.

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6 A new heart also will I 7 And I will take away the give you a heart of 8 I will pour my Spirit up on thy | seed || and My | blessing up on thine |

5 Then will I sprinkle clean | water up on you || and | ye shall be give you || and a new spirit will I put with | in you, | clean: stony heart out of your flesh || and I will | flesh. |

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10 For the promise is unto you and to your children || and to all that are afar off * even as many as the Lord our God shall | call.

Glory be to the Father and to the | Son || and | to the Holy Ghost;

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Directions for Chanting

1 CHANTS Consist of two distinct divisions: one portion is recited, the other portion is sung.

2 The words from the commencement of each verse and half-verse up to the accented syllable, which is printed in italics, are called the Recitation, and should be recited smoothly, and without undue haste.

3 On reaching the accented syllable, and beginning with it, the music of the chant commences, in strict time (a tempo), the upright strokes corresponding to the bars. The Recitation must therefore be considered as outside the chant, and may be of any length. The note on which the Recitation is made is called the Reciting-note.

4 If there is no syllable after that which is accented, the accented syllable must be held for one whole bar or measure.

5 An asterisk (*) is a direction to take breath. Other stops (, ;) must be attended to, as in good reading.

6 As the accent holds the position of the first beat of the first bar, it is unnecessary to sing it louder than any of the words recited: its position, musically, will give it quite enough emphasis.

7 Final ed is always to be pronounced as a separate syllable.

8 The expression "2nd part" indicates that the verse so marked is to be sung to the second half of a double chant, when such chant is used.

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