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28. You Are Before Me, Lord (Psalm 139)

Text Information
First Line: You are before me, Lord, you are behind
Title: You Are Before Me, Lord (Psalm 139)
Author: Ian Pitt-Watson (1973, 1989)
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: Psalm 139; Jeremiah 23:23-24
Topic: Creation; Guidance; Living in Christ (1 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1973 Ian Pitt-Watson
Tune Information
Name: SURSUM CORDA (Smith)
Composer: Alfred Morton Smith (1941)
Key: D Major
Copyright: Music used by permission of Estate of Doris Wright Smith

Text Information:

The effectiveness of this paraphrase of Psalm 139:1–12, 23–24 partly derives from its imitation of the characteristic repetitions that give emotional intensity to Hebrew poetry. Such patterns of repetitiveness can also be seen in the last three notes of each phrase of the tune.

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