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C 5697 THIS ONE THING I ASK OF THE LORD Arr.

Charles McCartha SATB

THE CHARLES MCCARTHA


C H O R A L SE R I E S

This One Thing


I Ask of the Lord
Choral Setting by
Charles McCartha

HOPE
Since 1892
Publishing Company
Carol Stream IL 60188

www.hopepublishing.com
800-323-1049
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This One Thing I Ask of the Lord
For S.A.T.B. Voices with Piano Accompaniment

Words adapted from English Folk Song


PSALM 27 Setting by
CHARLES McCARTHA
Prayerfully {q = c 90-98}
S.A. Unison (or Solo)
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This one thing I ask of the
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Lord, this one thing is all that I seek:
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that I may dwell in the house of the
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