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Heavenly King, Comforter

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This is actually a liturgical hymn, a sticheron which is sung on Pentecost at the aposticha of Vespers, and at the end of the Praises (Psalms 148-150) at Matins. In our churches, it is normally sung to the Tone 6 samohlasen melody.

The text is very well-known, as has become incorporated into the usual beginning prayers said at the beginning of most services, where it is often chanted to the usual psalm tone.

It is included here with the spiritual songs for two reasons:

For the Slavonic version, see Carju Nebesnyj, Ut’iĊĦitel’u.