Polyeleos

This English setting of the Polyeleos ("Praise the name of the Lord", a hymn from Matins) can be found on pages 455-456 of the the Divine Liturgies book, and on pages 16-18 of the MCI Sunday Matins book.

When sung at Matins, the cantor sings the verses, and the faithful sing the refrain. The Polyeleos can also be sung antiphonally, with one side singing a verse and refrain, and the other side singing the next verse and refrain.

For Slavonic versions and other settings, see the background article on this melody.