GENEVAN PSALM 22

GENEVAN PSALM 22

Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1542)
Published in 8 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

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 (1542)
Meter: 10.10.10.6
Incipit: 31433 66543
Source: Yattendon Hymnal, 1899 (As set in)

Texts

When We Are Tempted to Deny Your Son

When we are tempted to deny Your Son,
Because we fear the anger of the world,
And we are few who bear the insults hurled,
Your will, O God, be done.

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My God, my God, why dost thou me forsake

I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew

I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew
he moved my soul to seek him, seeking me.
It was not I that found, O Savior true;
no, I was found of thee.

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