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Psallam spiritu et mente

Choristers' Prayer

Christ Church cathedral choir, Oxford

Bless, O Lord, us Thy servants who minister in Thy temple.
Grant that what we sing with our lips we may believe in our hearts,
and what we believe in our hearts we may show forth in our lives.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Motto of the
Royal School of Church Music:

Psallam spiritu et mente
I will sing praises with inspiration and intelligence
( I Corinthians xiv 15)

Vaughan Williams' comments about standards in church music

Rowan Williams' article 'Angel Voices'


The Choristers' Prayer
is attributed variously to
Sir Sydney Nicholson
the RSCM's founder,
Sydney Nicholson


or to
Cosmo Lang
Archbishop of Canterbury

Cosmo Lang

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