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74. When God Restored Our Common Life (Psalm 126)

Text Information
First Line: When God restored our common life
Title: When God Restored Our Common Life (Psalm 126)
Author: Ruth Duck (1981)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: CMD
Scripture: Psalm 126
Topic: Freedom; God's Covenant with Israel; Justice (2 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1992 GIA Publications, Inc.
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Erik Routley (1976)
Meter: CMD
Key: C Major
Source: U.S.A. folk melody, Lewis's Beauties of Harmony, 1828
Copyright: Harm. © 1976 Hinshaw Music, Inc.
Notes: (alternate harmonization, 803); (alternate tune: NOEL); Guitar chords do not correspond with keyboard harmony.

Text Information:

This paraphrase brings Psalm 126 to life in two ways: by turning the "they" of the final verse of the psalm to “we,” and by adding a prayer for all who still wait for release from oppression. The shape note tune provides just the right balance of gratitude and urgency.

Audio recording: Audio (MP3)
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