Defend Me, LORD, from Those Who Charge Me

Defend me, LORD, from those who charge me

Versifier: Marie J. Post (1981)
Tune: GENEVAN 43
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Versifier: Marie J. Post

Marie (Tuinstra) Post (b. Jenison, MI, 1919; d. Grand Rapids, MI, 1990) While attending Dutch church services as a child, Post was first introduced to the Genevan psalms, which influenced her later writings. She attended Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she studied with Henry Zylstra. From 1940 to 1942 she taught at the Muskegon Christian Junior High School. For over thirty years Post wrote poetry for the Grand Rapids Press and various church periodicals. She gave many readings of her poetry in churches and schools and has been published in a number of journals and poetry anthologies. Two important collections of her poems are I Never Visited an Artist Before (1977) and the posthumous Sandals, Sails, and Saints (1993). A member… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Defend me, LORD, from those who charge me
Title: Defend Me, LORD, from Those Who Charge Me
Versifier: Marie J. Post (1981)
Meter: 9.8.9.9.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1987, CRC Publications

Notes

A prayer for deliverance from jeering enemies and for return to God's precious presence.

Scripture References:
st. 1 =vv.1-2
st. 2 =vv. 3-4
st. 3 = v. 5

Marie J. Post (PHH 5) versified Psalm 43 in 1981 for the Psalter Hymnal. Other settings of Psalm 43 are at 42 and 165. For other commentary, see PHH 42.

Liturgical Use:
See PHH 42. Stanza 2 serves as a call to worship; stanza 3 as a sung prayer of response to the sermon.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune

GENEVAN 43

GENEVAN 43 was first published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Claude Goudimel (PHH 6) harmonized it in 1564. Though Goudimel usually placed the melody of his harmonizations in the tenor, which was typical of that time, he placed the melody of this one in the soprano, which was later to…

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Media

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #43
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