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JOHN H. GOWER, MUS. Doc., Oxon.,
Organist of St. John's Cathedral.
PRINTED BY THE DENVER MUSIC PUBLISHING CO.,
2125 .H26 1891
This Evening Service book has been compiled with the view:
1-Of providing a book which can readily be used by strangers."
2-That Sunday scholars may become familiarized with the Prayer Book Service.
3- That schools and families may have a convenient Praye Book and Hymnal for home use.
4 That the best known hymns may be sung to good and suitable tunes, musically correct.
5- That the versicles, etc., may have a modern and tuneful setting.
6-That a complete Service Book may be had for a few,
The Trinity pointing, as being the most familiar has been adhered to in the main.
H. MARTYN HART, D. D.
JOHN H. GOWER, Mus. Doc., Oxon.,
Organist and Precentor of the Cathedral.
NOTE-The musical setting to the versicles and all original tunes in this book are copyrighted by JOHN H. GOWER, 1891.
HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
FROM THE ESTATE OF
MAY 24, 1939
THE EVENING SERVICE.
When the Choir Enters Stand and Sing the PROCESSIONAL
THE OPENING SENTENCES.
Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense; and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us: but, if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
A GENERAL CONFESSION.
Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God.
Almighty and most merciful Father.
CHOIR AND CONGREGATION.
Almighty and most mer-ci-ful Fa- ther
we have erred and strayed from thy ways
so - ber
We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and there is no health in us. But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare Thou those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore Thou those who are penitent; according to thy promises declared unto mankind
in Christ Jesus our Lord; and grant, O most merciful Father, for
His sake; that we may hereafter live a god - ly, righteous, and
life, to the glo- ry of thy holy name.
and commandment to his ministers, to declare and pro-
Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live, hath given power
CHOIR AND CONGREGATION.
Our Father who art in Heaven.
Thy will be
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be