Chorister’s Prayer, The
The Chorister’s Prayer is prayed regularly by those who sing in choirs associated with the Royal School of Church Music*, and other choral groups in the UK and North America.
Bless, O Lord, us Thy servants,who minister in Thy temple. Grant that what we sing with our lipswe may believe in our hearts,and what we believe in our hearts,we may show forth in our lives.Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Although no original source for this prayer is acknowledged, the text closely resembles a form (included in the Tenth canon of the Fourth Council of Carthage, ca. 398) used for ordaining psalmists or cantors. At that time musicians could attain the office of Cantor...
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