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By Your Name, O God, Now Save Me

By your name, O God, now save me

Reviser: Helen Otte (1985)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Reviser: Helen Otte

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Text Information

First Line: By your name, O God, now save me
Title: By Your Name, O God, Now Save Me
Reviser: Helen Otte (1985)
Meter: D
Source: Versification The Book of Psalms for Singing, 1975
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1987, CRC Publications


A prayer for rescue, with confidence that God will save.

Scripture References:
st. 1 = vv. 1-3
st. 2 = vv. 4-7

Though very short, this psalm is a classic example of a psalm prayer. It contains the most common elements of these prayers: an initial appeal for God to hear and save (w. 1-2); an indication of distress and an indictment of the ruthless strangers who attack "without regard for God" (v. 3); a confession of confidence that God will help (v. 4); a call for God to deal as a judge with the attackers (v. 5); and a vow to praise God for his deliverance (w. 6-7). The versification is a 1985 revision by Helen Otte (PHH 17) of the text published in The Book of Psalms for Singing (1973).

Liturgical Use:
Ref1ection upon the church's or the individual's trust in God.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



ENGADINE was included in Frizzoni's Canzuns Spirituaelas (1765); the tune is named after the valley of the Inn River in eastern Switzerland. Shaped in rounded bar form (AABA'), this Italian tune needs the sense of one broad beat per measure. The color of the four-part harmonization helps in congrega…

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #54
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