73A. All My Life

Text Information
First Line: All my life I've sung a jealous song
Title: All My Life
Author: Ken Medema
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture:
Topic: Affliction; Angels; Biblical Names and Places: Israel (33 more...)
Copyright: © 2010 Ken Medema Music/Briar Patch Music
Tune Information
Name: [All my life I've sung a jealous song]
Composer: Ken Medema
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 2010 Ken Medema Music/Briar Patch Music
Notes: Ken Medema’s song captures well the twists and turns in the psalm. The opening stanzas should be sung with a touch of resentment and frustration. The second page corresponds to the turn in the psalm. Although it is through-composed, it is created by a string of rising motifs. It is intuitive and could be sung by the congregation, or it may be sung by a solo voice. The pseudo-chorale (beginning with the text “You draw me near to you . . .”) is a response that should be sung by all. If necessary, it could be sung first by a solo voice and repeated by the congregation. On the last page (beginning with the text “Now my song . . .”) we have come full circle with a return to the folk song that has been transformed into a song of trust. It should be experienced differently from the opening stanzas. Sing with joy, but more quietly and slowly.



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