BLESS THE LORD (Appalachian)

Arranger: Richard D. Wetzel

Richard D. Wetzel (b. 1935) received the Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Pittsburgh, studying under D�nes Bartha, Theodore Finney, and Robert Snow. He joined the faculty of Ohio University in 1970. Dr. Wetzel's area of emphasis is American Music, and he is published in The New Grove Dictionary of American Music and American National Biography. His book, Frontier Musicians, is a definitive work on German-American music of the 18th and 19th centuries. Wetzel is also a composer and hymnologist, and his liturgical music is found in numerous denominational hymnals, including those published by the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches and the United Church of Christ. Professor Wetzel was the recipient of Ohio University's Outstanding… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: BLESS THE LORD (Appalachian)
Arranger: Richard D. Wetzel (1972)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 54517 1275
Key: f♯ minor
Source: Appalachian folk melody; The Worshipbook, 1972
Copyright: Arrangement © 1972 by The Westminster Press; from The Worshipbook--Services and Hymns.


Bless the Lord, O My Soul (Doxology)

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless God's holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all God's benefits.

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Organ Solo

  • The Organist Volume 117 Number 2 May June 2013: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; Lyndell Leatherman
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2013) pp. 9


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