A Prayer of Lament in Solidarity with Sufferers

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Author (Refrain): Clarence P. Walhout

Clarence P. Walhout (b. Muskegon, Michigan, 1934) studied at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois; he taught many years at his alma mater, Calvin College, and was a member of the Poet’s Workshop, a group of several writers who prepared psalm versifications for the 1987 Psalter Hymnal; he was also editor of the journal Christianity and Literature and co-author of The Responsibility of Hermeneutics (1985). Bert Polman Go to person page >

Author (Prayer): John D. Witvliet

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First Line: How long, how long, O Lord? (All glory to God's name)
Title: A Prayer of Lament in Solidarity with Sufferers
Author (Prayer): John D. Witvliet (20211)
Author (Refrain): Clarence P. Walhout (1982)
Language: English
Notes: Responsorial refrains to prayer.
Copyright: Prayer © Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike; Refrain © 1987 Faith Alive Christian Resources



GENEVAN 6 was composed or adapted to be sung to Clement Marot's versification of Psalm 6 in the 1542 edition of the Genevan Psalter. This tune is one of the few in the Genevan Psalter to include a melisma, a syllable set to more than one note. Howard Slenk (PHH 3) harmonized the tune in 1985 for the…

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