Almighty and everlasting God
Almighty and everlasting God,
mercifully look upon our infirmities,
and in all our dangers and necessities
stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Collect for Epiphany 3
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
A choirboy at King's College, Cambridge, he became organist of the Chapel Royal of James I at the age of 21 and later of Westminster Abbey. He was a notable keyboard executant and as a composer left much dignified church music.