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Choral Evensong

Sunday 17th July 2016: 6pm

A modern setting of a prayer attributed to King Henry VIII will be sung during this Sunday’s Choral Evensong at St John’s Church Tisbury, Wiltshire at 6pm.  O Lorde, the maker of al thinge composed by South African composer John Joubert, was the winning entry in an anthem competition held by the publishing firm Novello in 1952.  Watch a performance by the choir of Somerville College Oxford here here.

The service which follows the order in the traditional Book of Common Prayer, is sung by St John’s Church Choir and led by the Team Rector, the Revd Dr Graham Southgate. The music also includes Stanford’s Evening Canticles in B flat and Before the ending of the Day by contemporary composer Margaret Rizza.


O Lorde, the maker of al thinge,

We pray Thee now in this evening

Us to defende, through Thy mercy,

From al deceite of our en’my.

Let neither us deluded be,

Good Lorde, with dreame or phantasy,

Our hearte wakyng in Thee Thou kepe,

That we in sinne fal not on slepe.

O Father, throughe Thy blessed Sonne,

Grant us this our peticion,

To whom with the Holy Ghost alwaies,

In heav’n and yearth be laude and praise.