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Composed for the wedding of Adrian Hope, 3 June 1867.
Published by Novello, 1871.


Full Choir.
  O God, Thou art worthy to be praised
    with all pure and holy praise,
  Therefore let the saints praise Thee
    with all Thy creatures;
  And let all Thine angels and Thine elect
    praise Thee for ever,

Sop. Alto. Ten. Bass.
  praise Thee for   praise Thee for   praise Thee for    
  ever.   ever.   ever.   O God, Thou art
      O   O   worthy to be
      God, Thou art   God,   praised,
  O   worthy to be   Thou art   O
  God, Thou art   praised,   worthy   God,
  worthy to be   to be   to be   Thou art
  praised   praised   praised   worthy to be prais'd
  with all pure and holy praise,
with all pure and holy praise.
  with all pure and holy praise,
with all pure and holy praise.
  with all pure and holy praise,
with all pure and holy praise.
  with all pure and
holy praise,
with all pure and
holy praise.

Quartet.
  Thou art to be praised, Thou art to be praised,
    for Thou hast made Thy servants joyful.
  Thou hast dealt with them according to Thy great mercy,
    according to Thy great mercy,
according to Thy great mercy.
  Grant them mercy, O Lord, grant them mercy, O Lord,
    and finish their life in health, with joy.
  Grant them mercy, O Lord, grant them mercy, O Lord,
    and finish their life in health, with joy.

Soprano (solo).
  For Thou hast made Thy servants joyful.

Quartet.
  O finish their life in health and joy.

Choir Sopranos.
  The Lord send you help from the sanctuary,
    and strengthen thee out of Sion,
  Grant thee thy heart's desire,
    and fulfil all thy mind.

Full Choir.
  The Lord send you health from the sanctuary,
    and strengthen thee out of Sion,
  Grant thee thy heart's desire,
    and fulfil all thy mind.

Tenors & Basses.
  The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble,
    the Name of the God of Jacob defend thee.
  The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble,
    in the day of trouble.

Full Choir.
  The Lord send you health from the sanctuary,
    and strengthen thee out of Sion,
  Grant thee thy heart's desire,
    and fulfil all thy mind,
and fulfil all thy mind.

Sop. Alto. Ten. Bass.
  The Lord send thee help out of Sion,            
  and strengthen thee out of Sion,   and strengthen thee out of Sion,   and strengthen thee out of Sion,   and strengthen thee out of Sion,
          Amen, Amen,   Amen, Amen,
  Amen, Amen.   Amen, Amen.   Amen, Amen.   Amen, Amen.

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