10A. When Trouble Looms

Text Information
First Line: When trouble looms on every side
Title: When Trouble Looms
Author: Martin Leckebusch
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Acrostic Psalms; Atheism; Bitterness (20 more...)
Copyright: © 2006 Mayhew Ltd.
Tune Information
Arranger: McNeil Robinson
Key: c minor
Source: Plainsong, mode I
Copyright: Arr. © 1984 Church Pension Group/Church Publishing, Inc.
Notes: The tune JESU DULCIS MEMORIA, which for some evokes associations with Jesus’ life and passion, is an unusual choice for a psalm about looming trouble. Nevertheless, it allows for a hushed, contemplative approach to this poignant text, and its associations remind us that healing and resolution to trouble come through Jesus. Instead of the accompaniment provided, the plainsong melody may be accompanied by a sustained hum on the pitches C and G.

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