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CHANTS,

PSALMS, AND ANTHEMS.

CHANTS

I.

BENEDICTUS.

Luke i. 68.

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel: for He hath visited and redeemed His people;

And hath raised up a horn of salvation for us : in the house of His servant David;

As He spake by the mouth of His Holy Prophets : which have been since the world began;

That we should be saved from our enemies : and from the hands of all that hate us ;

To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers : and to remember His holy Covenant;

To perform the oath which He sware to our forefather Abraham : that He would grant us;

That we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies: might serve Him without fear;

In holiness and righteousness before Him: all the days of our life.

And thou, Child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest; for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

To give knowledge of salvation unto his people: for the remission of their sins,

Through the tender mercy of our God: whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us;

To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death : and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

II.

MAGNIFICAT.

Luke i. 46.

My soul doth magnify the Lord: and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

For He hath regarded : the lowliness of his handmaiden.

For behold, from henceforth: all generations shall call me blessed.

For He that is mighty hath magnified me: and holy is His Name.

And His mercy is on them that fear Him: throughout all generations.

He hath shewed strength with His arm: He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

He hath put down the mighty from their seat: and hath exalted the humble and meek:

He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath sent empty away.

He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel: as He promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed, for ever.

III.

NUNC DIMITTIS.

Luke ii. 29.

Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace : according to Thy word.

For mine eyes have seen: thy salvation,

Which Thou hast prepared : before the face of all people;

To be a light to lighten the gentiles: and to be the glory of Thy people Israel.

IV.

TE DEUM.

We praise Thee, O God: we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord.

All the Earth doth worship Thee: the Father everlasting

To Thee all Angels cry aloud: the Heavens, and all the Powers therein.

To Thee Cherubim, and Seraphim: continually

do cry,

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