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THE DIVINE LITURGY

OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH

musical text by
Joseph Yazbeck
THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 1

THE GREAT LITANY
Traditional anonymous melodies
Tone 8

A - men

1.
Lord have mer- cy

2.
Lord have mer- cy

3.
Lord have mer- cy

4.
Lord have mer- cy

5.
Lord have mer- cy

[or]

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6.
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8.
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11.
Lord have mer- cy

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12.
mer- cy

Most
(
ho-
- 3"
ly The- o- to- kos
save
4 us4

* 4 O4
To Thee 4
Lord
THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 3

THE FIRST ANTIPHON
Inspired by a traditional anonymous melody
Tone 2

A-
45 " men
#

'
Through the in-
(
ter- ces- sions of the The- o-
6+
to- kos4 $
Sav- ior
4

6+ 4
(twice)
save us

ter- (
) "78 Sav-
Ral

Through the in- ces- sions of the The- o- to- kos

2
ior save us
9
:

THE LITTLE LITANY
Tone 8

()" &
1.
Lord have mer- cy

6+ #
2.
Lord have mer- cy

* 4 O4
To Thee
4
Lord
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THE SECOND ANTIPHON
Inspired by a traditional anonymous melody
Tone 2

Sundays

45 "
A - men
#

Save us O Son
2 4 "
of God Who art ri-
;sen 4
from the

+
(twice)
dead who sing to Thee Al- le lu i- a

6
Glo - ry to the Fa - ther, and to the Son, <'
and to the

Ho- ly Spi- rit

Save us O Son
2 4 "
of God Who art ri-
;
sen
4*
from the

dead who
+
sing to Thee Al- le- lu- i- a
THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 5

Weekdays

45 "
A - men
#

Save us O Son
2 4 "
of God Who art won
;
drous in
4 the

+
(twice)
Saints who sing to Thee Al- le lu i- a

6
Glo - ry to the Fa - ther, and to the Son, and
' to the

Ho- ly Spi- rit

Save us O Son
2
of God4 " Who art won
;
drous
4*
inthe

Saints who +
sing to Thee Al- le- lu- i- a
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THE HYMN OF JUSTINIAN
Original melody
Tone 2

Both now and
6
e- ver and un- to a- ges of
%
a- +
4
ges A- men

O n- ly be- got- ten Son and Word of 4 4 God Who art

im- mor- "= tal Who for our sal- va- 5
tion willed to be

in- car- nate of the Ho- ly The- o- to- kos and %
e- ver vir-

gin Ma- = ry and with- out =
change be- 3
came " 5 man

)
Ral

and wast cru- ci- fied O Christ our God and tram-

pled down 4 3
death by death
4 Who
>art + one of the Ho- ly
)
Tri- "

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Ral

ni- ty glo- ri- fied to- ge- ther with the Fa- ther

6
and the Ho- ly
)"
Spi-
<
rit save us
9
: 4
THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 7

TROPARIA FOR THE RESURRECTION
IN THE EIGHT TONES
Original melody by
Joseph Yazbeck, Sbd-Karim El-Far

Tone 1

1

)&"
A- men
# 1

While the
*
stone
3
was sealed by the jews
< and the sol- diers were guard-

4
ding thy most pure
- bo-5 dy Thou didst
*
a- rise
3
on the third

day O - Sa-5 viour gran-ting=
life to the world 4 1 for which
= cause the hea-ven-

- <
ly po-5 wers *
cried a- loud un-to Thee O Gi- ver of Life
1?
Glo-+ ry

to Thy
%
Re- sur- rec- tion O Christ glo- ry to Thy

4 * <
King- dom glo- ry to Thy pro- vi- dence O Thou Who a- lone

art the lo- ver
5" of man-
@" kind 1
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Tone 2

A- 5" #
men

When AThou O im- mor- tal life )"
went &2
down to

death /Thou didst des- troy 2(
death by the 5" splen- dor%
of Thy di-

<
vi- ni- ty and when %
Thou didst raise the dead from

the un- der- world all the pow- ers of hea- ven cried a-

3"
loud
& un- to Thee O
*
Christ
4
our God gi-
2
ver

of life glo- ry to Thee
THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 9

Tone 3

/0

.
A- *#
men /0

Let 5
the hea- vens re- joice 2
and the5"-
earth be glad 1 For

the Lord hath done a migh- ty act with his =
own arm He

hath tram- pled death
2by death and be- came
3"
the first born
B

from the dead
4 1 He hath de- li- vered us
.
from the depths of

C "
ha- des 0
D
Gran-5ting the world ,
-& the great mer- cy /0
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Tone 4

A- #
men

6
Hav- ing learned The
6
joy- ful mes-sage of the
%
Re- sur- rec- tion from the

an- gel the wo- men dis- ci- ples of the Lord cast

from them4 their pa- 6
ren tal con- dem- na- tion and
=
proud-
% the
ly broke

news to the Dis- ci- ples$ 4
say- ing: (5
Death has been spoiled Christ

God
2$
is ri- sen gran-
" ting
# 4
the world the great mer-
=

cy
4
THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 11

Tone 5

(

'
A- 4 *+5" men #

Let us be-
=
lie- vers4 praise and=
wor- ship the Word co- e- ter- nal-

with the Fa- ther and the
)
spi- rit
0
8born of the vir- gin for

our sal- va-
@" tion for He took plea- sure in as- cen-
+

%2
ding the cross
in the flesh 0
8to 2
suf- fer death and to

.
raise the dead by His glo- ri- ous *
Re- sur- rec-@" tion
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Tone 6

)"
A-
4 4 men

When Ma- ry stood at thy grave look-ing for Thy sa- cred bo- dy

an- gel- lic *
pow- ers shone a- bove " Thy re- ver- ed tomb 4

and the sol- " diers # who were to =
keep guard B
be- 3
came

as 4
dead men E
F
Thou led Ha- des cap- tive and was not temp-

ted there- " by Thou didst meet the =
Vir- gin and didst

give
= 4
life to the world O
5 Thou who art ri- sen from the dead
4 O

Lord
5 6+
Glo- ry to Thee
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THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 13

Tone 7

/0

A-
4 5" men
# /0

Thou didst *
shat- 3
ter death by 2
Thy Cross Thou didst o- pen Pa- ra-

dise 5" 4 /0
to the thief Thou didst turn the mourn- ing of the Myrrh

2
bear- ing wo- men in- 2to joy and didst bid Thy 4 A- =
po- stles

*
proc- laim a war- ning 4 /0That Thou hast ri- &2
sen 4)
O Christ grant-

ing the world
)"& the " great mer- cy
# /0
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Tone 8

* /

A-
6+ men /

.
From * - 4. =
the heights Thou didst des- cend, O Com- pas-sion- ate One / and

Thou didst sub- mit 4 to the three 25
day bu- ri- al that Thou

might de- li- G
us =
ver from pass- ions /Thou art our 4
life and

our re- su- rec- .
tion 6
O Lord4 .5
glo- ry Bto

Thee
# /
THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 15

THE LITTLE ENTRANCE HYMN
Inspired by a traditional anonymous melody
Tone 2

Come let us wor - ship and fall & 22
down be fore 5 Christ,

our
5 King and our God

Sundays

(+
Save us, O Son 2 4 "
of God Who art ri - ;
sen 4
from the

dead, who +
sing to 3"
Thee & "%
Al- le " lu- i- a 4

Weekdays

(+
Save us O Son
2 4 "
of God Who art won-
;
drous
4
in the

Saints who
+
sing to
3"
Thee
& "%
Al - le
" lu- i- a
4
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MANY YEARS
Original Melody
Tone 2

M a- ny years to
3"
thee
& C O
B 4
mas- ter

B
(er)

M a- ) 3" ny " & " years " to 5"-thee

O mas- )" -& =H B ter , B

(er)
THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 17

KONTAKION TO THE THEOTOKOS
FOR ORDINARY SUNDAYS
Original Melody
Tone 4

O pro- tec-
$
tor of Chris-tians that can-not be put to shame

and their con- stant in-
2$
ter- ces- sor be- fore the Cre-
4 "=&
a- tor

*
des- pise
4
not the pe-
$ti- tions of us sin- ners who are

%2
im- plor- ing thee in thy
)
good- ness
78
come to our help

4
who in faith cry out to thee has- ten O The- o- to-
" kos

to in-
2ter- cede for us and hur- ry to pray for us

for thou hast
)
al- ways 78 pro- tec- ted those who ho- nor

thee B
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THE THRICE-HOLY HYMN
Inspired by a traditional anonymous melody
Tone 2

Lord have mer-
4
cy

IHo- " 5 ly46 " 4 5" =
1.
God Ho- ly migh-

ty Ho-
2<
ly im-
(
mor-
" tal
< have mer- cy
" on
$us 4

)" 2 6 " 4 5" = ty
2.
Ho- ly God Ho- ly might-

Ho- 2<
ly (
im- mor- " tal < have mer- cy ,on 5"$
us

5" God B , , , ,
3.
Ho- ly

< Ho-
5" 2ly
" migh-
5"- ty <;
Ho- ly <(
im- mor

B " - & 2 < "="& cy2$
tal have mer- on us 4
THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 19

%
Glo-ry to the Fa- ther and %
to the Son and to the Ho- ly Spi-

rit

Both now and
6e- ver and un- to a- ges of a- ges a- men

Ho-
2<(
ly im- mor-
B " tal
-&

2<
have mer- "-& cy2$
on us 4

5= "
4.
. Ne Dhy na mis

Ho- ly God
" - 3& 3" Ho-
5" 2
ly

" migh- 5"- ty4 < Ho- , : , 2ly <

(
im- mor-
,
-& tal have
3"& cy2<
mer- on us
: 4
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THE EPISTLE READING
Tone 2

<
Al- le-
6
lu- i- a al- le-
=
lu- i-
" "& a
2
al-
5" le
5"

lu-
2i- a
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THE GOSPEL READING
Tone 8

And to thy spi- 4 rit 4

Glo- ry to Thee O Lord glo- ry to Thee4

After the Gospel Reading
Original melody
8
0

G lo-
. "- ry
)" to
"

Thee
0
8
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O
" "=J
Lord
& 4< Glo-
* ry to

Thee
4 " .* B 0
8
THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 21

THE CHERUBIC HYMN
inspired by Athanasius Karamanis
Tone 1

1

45" men #
A-
1

We
" who
5" 3H
my-
=H

C sti- ,
(2cly
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re-
-
pre- sent

3 . )" " * (t)C ,
/ the
(#
Che-
<

ru- bim
4 4 " " B
C 5

" sing
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to
" the
-
life

: & to the
)"
life 3"

3"
gi- .!* B
ving

Solo [ .*" Tri-
=J )" 3J
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3 ]
the thri- %3 B
ce4 .
the (
thrice , 5"

ho- "%
ly " 5$ "

hymn ")" # 1 Solo [D " let us K&

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all "
"(
earth-
3" " ly
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cares+
"( + all
"

earth- 5" ly 5" )
cares 1

that we may re- ceive the King of6+ all # 1
THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 23

After the Great Entrance

(
Who
2 )"
comes in- vi-
-
si-
5" bly e- scor- ted

)"
by the .
An- ge- )"
lic & C

" hosts
")" 1(
Al- le- lu- i-

3"
a
3J 1
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THE LITANY OF SUPPLICATION
Original melody
Tone 5 (enharmonic)

1
Lord have mercy

" 1
1.
Lord have mer- cy

3 cy4 /0
2.
Lord have mer-

"
3.
Lord have mer- cy

- & 2
have * 4
4.
Lord mer- cy

& " 1
5.
Lord have mer- cy
THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 25

Grant this O Lord

1
1.
Grant this O Lord

2.
-
Grant
"* this O Lord
/0

3.
-
Grant
&2
this O Lord
B

4.
-
Grant
& *
this
2O Lord
4

5.
Grant
<3"
this
4 4
O Lord
1

6.
Grant this O Lord
1

(
To Thee O
3"Lord4

A-
3men4 1
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THE PEACE
Inspired by Andreas Moaikel
(First Chanter at St George's Church in Beirut – XXth century)

1.
Fa-
-
ther Son
< and
)"
Ho-
&2ly
5)"
Spi-
& "

rit the
*" " 2
Tri- ni- ty one
*
in
2es-

4
sence and un- di-
" vi-
" ded
B 1

THE ANAPHORA
2.
(
A
)"
mer-
&2cy of peace a sac- ri- fice of

" praise 1

3.
(
And
)"
to
&2
thy
5)"
spi-
& " rit

4.
We
*+ " 2 *
lift them up un- to
2
the
4
Lord

5.
"
It is meet
2
and
" right
1 to" * "
wor- ship
5 Fa-
THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 27

" ther
5 Son and
)"
ho-
& 25
ly
)"
Spi-
& "

rit the
*" Tri- ni- ty
" 2
one
*
in
2es-

4
sence and un- di-
" vi-
" ded
B 1

6.
Ho- ly
1 Ho- ly
/0Ho- ly Lord of Sa- ba- oth

)
hea-
" " ven and earth
#1E
8
.
are full
2
of Thy glo-
"

ry
1Ho-*+
sa- na
" in the high- est bless- ed is he

who com- eth in the name of the Lord
# 1E
8
* Ho-- sa- na in

the high-
4 " est
# 18

*.*+
Ho- sa- na
" in the high- est
# 1

7.
(
A-
(+'
men
4 1

8.
A- men A-
,
men
# 1
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9.
(
We Praise
4 " Thee
1(
we bless
4

Thee
/0
Fwe give thanks
3"
un- to
*
Thee
2
O Lord
4

and we
- pray " " un-
H to Thee
2
our

" God
B 1
THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 29

THE MEGALYNARION
Original melody

1
Tone 5 (enharmonic)

(
It
*
is
B .
tru- ly
*" 2
meet and
" right
1

"*+2
to bless
thee
< O The- o- to- kos who art
5 e-
,

3"
ver bless-
<
ed and all
5 blame- 2
less and the
*
mo-

2<
ther of our
3God 1 more . hon- ra- ble than

the
-
Che- ru- bim
J J and more
5

glo-
+ 25"
ri-
=H Bous 8
' "
be- yond com- pare
, 2
than the

Se-
2
ra-
" phim B 1 thou who
.
wi-

=3"
thout stain
*
bear- est God
" the Word
#=H B

8
and art tru-
" ly
.*
The- o-
4
to- kos
< we

*
mag-
2ni- fy
Jwe 2
mag- ni- fy
"

L
thee
+ : #<' B # 1E
8
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THE LITANY BEFORE THE LORD'S PRAYER
Inspired by Kamaradou
Tones 8 & 5 (enharmonic)

Tone 8

L ord
" have mer- cy Lord have
5" mer- .<*
cy Lord
"

have mer-
5" " cy

$+
Lord
" have mer- cy Lord
B have
5" '<(3
mer- cy
Lord

have mer-
*" 2#
cy

1
Tone 5 (enharmonic)

L$ + ord
" have mer- cy Lord have
5" mer- cy
<$
Lord
"

have mer-
5" " cy

$
Lord
*.
have mer- cy Lord have
5" mer- cy
# **"
Lord

have mer-
H " cy
B 1
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ONE IS HOLY
Original melody
Tone 5 (enharmonic)

O ne is Ho-
" ly One
=J
is Lord
*+
Je-
4
sus Christ

*
to the
+ 4
glo- ry of God the Fa- ther A-
#
men

COMMUNION HYMN FOR SUNDAYS
Inspired by the monks of Simonos Petras Monastery
In the 8 tones

# " "- 3" " #

Praise
# B5 ")"& praise the

Lord
*" 5= ")"& 3"

B from the hea-
-)"
vens
)"
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" hea- ")"& .*
vens
B # 0
8.5
give praise

" in
")"& the
)" heights# ,

C" the " heights
")&" < 4

. * B Al- le-
Flu-

C 5" - " i- a
4

Prasie
B 5" )"&
praise
*
Him

- 4 5" )" " " B 1 all ye

6
an-
" & .<
gels give
C give
" 4

=)"
praise
# all ye
" hosts
")"& 1 al- le- lu-

" C i--& a
-I " B 1
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Praise
B4 " him
")"& 1F
Sun
3"

and moon
")"& 3"

B give
3" praise
"

All
-
shin-
B " ing pla-
% nets
1E
8

.
and
C *
stars
B E
.al- le-
(+
lu-

C i-
5" a
9 1

Praise
C ,
-& Him
1 high- 5= est
5"-&

C hea- 5" vens
- # (
ye wa-
B- ")"
ters

C5"=
a- bove
" &5" 0
8
.the
45"-
hea-

" vens
6 " " "C
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al- le- lu-
5"- 2i-
5" a
94

Let them
4 all " praise
")"& the

* Lord's! 5 name 5" /0 5
the Lord's
)" " name

/0for the
: Lord
5 ="
the

)"&ILord " " spoke " & 3" 5" "
"
" B 4
and they were made
/0
.
He
* com-

)"
man-
)&")&" " ded
5" < and they
5$
were
)"cre-

"-
a-
& C ted
/0
.al- le-
*+
lu- i- a
4 /0

He
*+
as- signed
" & " them " du-
"- 5 ties
< for-

e-
5= )" 5")"& ver and to the
"
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a-
" ges
< of
5 a-
5)"
ges
/0
and He

*+
gave
3" " them 4 " tasks
-

that will
5" 4
ne-ver
6
change
)" "$
ne-

4
ver change
/0al- le-
*lu-
*2i- 5"- a
C /0

.
Praise
)" < the Lord
5"- from

the
" " earth
5 ye
:

<;
sea
3"mon-
& sters5 < and all deep
C wa-
5" ters
9

# al- le- lu-
"-
i-
" a
<6 "

" C" #
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.
Let them all
5=3 praise the
*
Lord's
"

)" " name " & 45" name " B

for His
( name
")"& a- lone is ex- al-

)
ted
18.
ma- jes-
- tic

4 a-
3"
bove
*2
earth
C and- hea-
="I "

ven
B I al- le-

-
lu-
)"&I i- " " a
" & 3" 5" (na) "

" B #
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BLESSED IS HE
Original melody
Tone 2

Bles- sed is he who com- eth in the name of the Lord

the
*+
Lord is
%
God and hath re- vealed him- self un- to us
4 9
: 4
[or]

5"-
Bles-
& sed is he who com- eth in the name of the

Lord the
*+
Lord is God and hath re-vealed him-self un to
"

us
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RECEIVE ME TODAY
Musical composition: Fr. Nicholas Malek
Adaptation to the English text: Sbd-Karim El-Far and Alexander Khalil

Tone 8

* /

. *5
Re- ceive me
; 3$
to- day
O
=Son of God
/0
.*
as par-

6
ta- ker
)
of Thy
-
my- sti- cal sup- per
4 "
for I will
=
not speak

of Thy my- ste- ry to
G=
Thine e- ne- mies
/0nei- 41
ther will

*
I give Thee a kiss as did
$
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THE DIVINE LITURGY OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH 39

WE HAVE SEEN THE TRUE LIGHT
Original melody
Tone 2

We have seen the true light we
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have re- ceived the hea- ven-

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We have found the true faith wor- shi-

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ping the un- di- vi- ded Tri- ni- ty
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for He hath

saved us
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THANKSGIVING AFTER HOLY COMMUNION
Original melody
Tone 5

Let
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our mouths be filled with Thy praise O Lord
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sing of Thy glo- ry
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for Thou hast per-mit- ted us
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BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD
Original melody
Tone 2

Bles- sed be the name of the Lord
4
hence-forth and for- e- ver

more (Twice)

Bles- sed be the name of the Lord
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hence- forth and
4 for e- ver more
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