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640. Open Your Mouth and Praise the Lord!

Text Information
First Line: Open your mouth and praise the Lord!
Title: Open Your Mouth and Praise the Lord!
Author: Godwin Sadoh (2005)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Adoration; Music and the Arts; Praise
Copyright: © 2005 Wayne Leopold Editions, Inc
Tune Information
Name: OPEN YOUR MOUTH (Yoruba)
Adapter: Godwin Sadoh (2005)
Arranger: Greg Scheer (2008)
Meter: Irregular
Key: G Major
Source: Yoruba folk meldoy
Copyright: © 2005 Wayne Leopold Editions, Inc; Arr. © 2008 Greg Scheer

Text Information:

Drawing on a number of verses from Psalms (47:1; 51:15; 135:3; 150:4), this song joins an English text to a Yoruba melody that clearly uses the call-and-response pattern heard in many African traditions and in African American spirituals (and encourages improvised additions).

Audio recording: Audio (MP3)

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