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62d. Psalm 51: Have Mercy, Lord

Text Information
First Line: Have mercy on me, O God
Title: Psalm 51: Have Mercy, Lord
Refrain First Line: Give back to me the joy of your salvation
Language: English
Publication Date: 2016
Source: Psalm: The Ecumenical Grail Psalter; Antiphon: Rite of Penance
Copyright: Psalm © 2015, Conception Abbey and The Grail, admin. by GIA Publications, Inc.; Antiphon © 1975, GIA Publications
Notes: Antiphonal response to chanting or reading of Psalm 51, psalm tone and Gelineau tone included
Tune Information
Name: [Give back to me the joy of my salvation]
Composer (antiphon): Howard Hughes, SM
Composer (psalm tone): Chrysogonus Waddell, OCSO
Composer (Gelineau tone): Joseph Gelineau, SJ
Key: C Major
Copyright: Antiphon © 1975, GIA Publications, Inc.; Psalm tone © Gethsemani Abbey; Gelineau tone © 1963, 1993, The Grail, GIA Publications, Inc.

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