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alteration is tame and trivial, and quite out of character with the rest of the air; indeed, it is so much felt to be out of character, that, in order to avoid it, singers have been in the habit of making a long holding-note upon the word " us," and a run, or triplet, upon " God." Such changes, however, have only tended from bad to worse.
Believing that all musical readers will agree with me that these alterations ought to be rejected, the tune is here printed with the old and correct termination. They who prefer it as now commonly printed, can play the above notes to the same base.

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