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DONNE SECOURS

Composer: Louis Bourgeois

Loys "Louis" Bourgeois (French: [buʁʒwa]; c. 1510 – 1559) was a French composer and music theorist of the Renaissance. He is most famous as one of the main compilers of Calvinist hymn tunes in the middle of the 16th century. One of the most famous melodies in all of Christendom, the Protestant doxology known as the Old 100th, is commonly attributed to him. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1551)
Meter: 11.10.11.10
Incipit: 53457 53432 1
Key: d minor or modal
Source: Genevan Psalter, 1441; Trente quatre pseaumes de David, 1551 (melody)

Notes

GENEVAN 12 first appeared in the 1551 Genevan Psalter and has thus been attributed to Louis Bourgeois (PHH 3), music editor for the 1551 edition. It is also known as DONNE SECOURS, the first two words of the French text for Psalm 12. The tune is included in many English-language hymnals because of its frequent association with the well-known 1954 text "Hope of the World" (524). Composed in the Dorian mode, this Genevan tune has four phrases and two main rhythmic patterns: one for lines 1 and 3 and another for lines 2 and 4. Howard Slenk (PHH 3) harmonized GENEVAN 12 in 1985 for the Psalter Hymnal.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #5237
Text: Our Nation, God, Its Heart to Thee Upraiseth
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5325
Text: O Son of God, Our Captain of Salvation
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #12
Text: Help, LORD, for Those Who Love Your Truth
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #411
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #734Text InfoTextFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #472TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #377
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #360TextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #12Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio
Rejoice in the Lord #414Page Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #548Text
Small Church Music #3677Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #5237TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #5325TextScoreAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #215TextPage Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #565FlexScorePage Scan
Include 37 pre-1979 instances



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