FOR:  Chapter IV. Section 1. Page 17. From Booklet.


Not "after that ye believed" as in A.V.  There is nothing about "after" in the Greek.  It is simply the participle, and may be rendered on believing, or when ye believed.  It is the same with "after that ye heard", in the former part of the verse:  which should be, on hearing, or when ye heard.

But, as these words are now generallly sung by a choir, personal responsibility on the part of the congregation is weakened, and the words lose their solemnity;  the attention being attracted from the words by the long drawn out and softly sung music.