Song of Zechariah

Author: James Quinn

James Quinn (b. Glasgow, Scotland, April 21, 1919; d. Edinburgh, Scotland, April 8, 2010) was a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest who was ordained in 1950. As a consultant for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, sparked by Vatican II, he has exerted influence far beyond his native Scotland. A collection of his hymn texts is available from Selah Publishing company. Sing a New Creation Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blest be the God of Israel, The ever living Lord
Title: Song of Zechariah
Latin Title: Benedictus
Author: James Quinn
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: © 1969, James Quinn, SJ

Tune

FOREST GREEN

FOREST GREEN is an English folk tune associated with the ballad "The Ploughboy's Dream." Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) turned FOREST GREEN into a hymn tune for The English Hymnal (1906), using it as a setting for "O Little Town of Bethlehem." Shaped in rounded bar form (AABA), FOREST GREEN has th…

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[Blest be the God of Israel] (Joncas)


KINGSFOLD

Thought by some scholars to date back to the Middle Ages, KINGSFOLD is a folk tune set to a variety of texts in England and Ireland. The tune was published in English Country Songs [sic: English County Songs] (1893), an anthology compiled by Lucy E. Broadwood and J. A. Fuller Maitland. After having…

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Timeline

Instances

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Audio

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #79

Catholic Book of Worship III #660

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #121

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #122

One in Faith #300

The Covenant Hymnal #142

The Presbyterian Hymnal #601

Worship (3rd ed.) #6

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