On Zion's Mount (A Sionnak hegyén)

On Zion's mount we worship Thee, Lord! (A Sionnak hegyén Úr Isten)

Author: Th. de Bèze; Author: A. Szenczi Molnár (1607)
Tune: GENEVAN 65
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Author: Th. de Bèze

Bèze, Théodore de, born at Vezelay, in Burgundy, 1519; died 1605. Bèze’s father was of noble birth. He occupied the post of bailiff at Vezelay. Bèza received a first-rate classical education under Melchior Wolmar. Before he was 20 he wrote some poetry in imitation of Catullus and Ovid, the licentiousness of which he mourned and condemned in alter years. A brilliant prospect of Church emoluments turned his attention from the distasteful study of law. The income of the Priory of Longjumeau made him rich, and he became a prominent member of the literary world at Paris. But his entrance into Orders was barred by a secret marriage with Claudine Denosse. Subsequently, when the offer of the abbey of Froidmont by his uncle made it necessary f… Go to person page >

Author: A. Szenczi Molnár

Hungarian Protestant theologian Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On Zion's mount we worship Thee, Lord! (A Sionnak hegyén Úr Isten)
Title: On Zion's Mount (A Sionnak hegyén)
Author: Th. de Bèze
Author: A. Szenczi Molnár (1607)
Language: English; Hungarian

Tune

GENEVAN 65

GENEVAN 65 appears twice in the Genevan Psalter. It was originally composed to accompany Psalm 72 in the 1551 edition of that psalter and was later matched with Theodore de Beze's versification of Psalm 65 in the 1554 edition. Composed in Aeolian (minor), this tune consists of four long phrases in b…

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Little Psalterium: Geneva Psalms and Hungarian Hymns #11



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