437. You Are the Lord, Giver of Mercy!

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Text Information
First Line: You are the Lord, giver of mercy!
Title: You Are the Lord, Giver of Mercy!
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 9.9.9
Scripture: Luke 1:50; Ephesians 2:4; Titus 3:4-5; Hebrews 4:16; 1 Peter 1:3
Topic: Forgiveness; Mercy
Source: Trad. liturgical text; rev. The Worshipbook, 1970
Language: English
Copyright: © 1970 The Westminster Press (admin. Westminster John Knox Press)
Tune Information
Arranger: Richard D. Wetzel (1972)
Meter: 9.9.9
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Appalachian folk melody
Copyright: © 1972 The Westminster Press (admin. Westminster John Knox Press)

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This adaptation of the traditional Kyrie eleison text transforms a series of petitions into a series of acclamations. With harsher music these might have seemed bold or rash, but this plaintive setting derived from an Appalachian melody preserves a sense of humility and trust.

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