The Cradle of Prayer Canticle Tutorials
In chanting the rhythms of natural speech are essential. The notes of a chant tune have no time value of their own only the rhythm of the syllables. Listen to the cantor (singer) sing the verses, notice the strong and weak stress of syllables, and follow the line “|” which establishes the change of the notes in the melody.
Morning Prayer – Jubilate Deo
“O Be joyful in the Lord”. The Jubilate Deo is one of the canticles sung in each service of Morning Prayer. The words are as follows:
O Be joyful in the Lord | all ye lands: serve the Lord with gladness, and come before his | presence with a song.
Be ye sure that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made us and not | we ourselves; we are his people and the |sheep of his pasture.
O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his | courts with praise; be thankful unto him and | speak | good of his Name.
For the Lord his gracious, his mercy is | everlasting; and his truth endureth from generation to | generation.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son, and | to the Holy Ghost;.
As it was in the beginning, is now and | ever shall be, world without | end. Amen.
The following canticles are from the “Hymnal 1940 Standard Harmony edition”:
Jubilate Deo #642
Jubilate Deo #645
The following canticles are from a traditional Anglican Book of chants:
Jubilate Deo #116
Jubilate Deo #121
Jubilate Deo #126
Jubilate Deo #221