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The Ten Commandments

Author: George Croly Appears in 320 hymnals First Line: Spirit of God, descend upon my heart Topics: liturgical Scripture Songs; Renewal; Prayer; Love for God/Christ; Jesus Christ Teacher/Teachings; Inner Life; Holy Spirit Work; Holy Spirit Presence; Holy Spirit Indwelling; God Love for; Faith; Doubt; Consecration; Commitment; Christian Year Pentecost; Assurance; Seeking God Scripture: Deuteronomy 5 Used With Tune: [Spirit of God, descend upon my heart]

The Ten Commandments

Appears in 178 hymnals First Line: Lord, have mercy upon us Topics: The Ten Commandments Used With Tune: [Lord, have mercy upon us]

The Ten Commandments

Author: Dewey Westra, 1899-1979 Meter: Appears in 3 hymnals First Line: My soul, recall the rev'rent wonder Lyrics: the Lord your God's command, that you may ... Topics: Service Music The Ten Commandments Scripture: Exodus 20:2-17 Used With Tune: LES COMMANDEMENTS DE DIEU Text Sources: Alt. in Psalter Hymnal, 1987


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Composer: Thomas Tallis Appears in 1 hymnal

[Spirit of God, descend upon my heart]

Composer: Frederick C. Atkinson Appears in 225 hymnals Tune Key: B Flat Major Incipit: 33343 65443 17656 Used With Text: The Ten Commandments

[Lord, have mercy upon us]

Composer: Mendelssohn Appears in 45 hymnals Tune Sources: Adapted from a melody in Mendelssohn's Elijah. Tune Key: A Flat Major Incipit: 56217 14443 32671 Used With Text: The Ten Commandments


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These Are the Holy Ten Commands

Author: M. Luther, 1483-1546 Hymnal: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #490 (1996) Meter: Lyrics: These are the holy Ten Commands Which God the ... Topics: Law and Gospel; Trinity 18 Languages: English Tune Title: IN GOTTES NAMEN GAHREN WIR

The Ten Commandments Are the Law

Author: Martin Luther, 1483-1546 Hymnal: Christian Worship #285 (1993) Meter: Lyrics: 1 The Ten Commandments are the law Which Israel ... Topics: Word of God; Word of God Tune Title: IN GOTTES NAMEN FAHREN WIR

These Are the Holy Ten Commands

Author: Michael A. Penikis, b. 1964; Martin Luther, 1483-1546; F. Samuel Janzow, 1913-2001; Joseph Herl, b. 1959 Hymnal: Lutheran Service Book #581 (2006) Meter: Lyrics: (Stanzas 1-5 copyrighted) 6 "You shall not murder, hurt, nor hate; Your anger dare not dominate. Be kind and patient; help, defend, And treat your foe as your friend." Have mercy, Lord! (Stanza 7 copyrighted) 8 "You shall not steal or take away What others ... Topics: The Word of God Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17 Languages: English Tune Title: IN GOTTES NAMEN FAHREN WIR


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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

1809 - 1847 Person Name: Mendelssohn Composer of "[Lord, have mercy upon us]" in The Book of Praise Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (b. Hamburg, Germany, 1809; d. Leipzig, Germany, 1847) was the son of banker Abraham Mendelssohn and the grandson of philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. His Jewish family became Christian and took the Bartholdy name (name of the estate of Mendelssohn's uncle) when baptized into the Lutheran church. The children all received an excellent musical education. Mendelssohn had his first public performance at the age of nine and by the age of sixteen had written several symphonies. Profoundly influenced by J. S. Bach's music, he conducted a performance of the St. Matthew Passion in 1829 (at age 20!) – the first performance since Bach's death, thus reintroducing Bach to the world. Mendelssohn organized the Domchor in Berlin and founded the Leipzig Conservatory of Music in 1843. Traveling widely, he not only became familiar with various styles of music but also became well known himself in countries other than Germany, especially in England. He left a rich treasury of music: organ and piano works, overtures and incidental music, oratorios (including St. Paul or Elijah and choral works, and symphonies. He harmonized a number of hymn tunes himself, but hymnbook editors also arranged some of his other tunes into hymn tunes. Bert Polman

Christopher M. Idle

b. 1938 Person Name: Christopher Idle Author of "All Your Commandments, Father Almighty" in Psalms for All Seasons Christopher Martin Idle (b. Bromley, Kent, England, 1938) was educated at Elthan College, St. Peter's College, Oxford, and Clifton Theological College in Bristol, and was ordained in the Church of England. He served churches in Barrow-in-­Furness, Cumbria; London; and Oakley, Suffolk; and recently returned to London, where he is involved in various hymnal projects. A prolific author of articles on the Christian's public responsibilities, Idle has also published The Lion Book of Favorite Hymns (1980) and at least one hundred of his own hymns and biblical paraphrases. Some of his texts first appeared in hymnals published by the Jubilate Group, with which he is associated. He was also editor of Anglican Praise (1987). In 1998 Hope Publishing released Light Upon the River, a collection of 279 of his psalm and hymn texts, along with suggested tunes, scripture references, and commentary. Bert Polman

Thoro Harris

1874 - 1955 Author of "God's Holy Law" in Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illinois: Meyer & Brother, 1906) Best Temperance Songs (Chicago, Illinois: The Glad Tidings Publishing Company, 1913) (music editor) Hymns of Hope (Chicago, Illinois: Thoro Harris, undated, circa 1922) --www.hymntime.com/tch


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A New Version of the Psalms of David

Publication Date: 1754 Publisher: J. Draper Publication Place: Boston
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The Psalms of David

Publication Date: 1767 Publisher: James Parker Publication Place: New York Editors: Francis Hopkinson; James Parker


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