[Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord] (Merbecke)

[Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord] (Merbecke)

Composer: John Merbecke
Published in 4 hymnals


Composer: John Merbecke

John Marbeck, Merbeck or Merbecke (c. 1510 – c. 1585) was an English theological writer and musician who produced a standard setting of the Anglican liturgy. He is also known today for his setting of the Mass, Missa Per arma justitiae. Probably a native of Beverley in Yorkshire, Merbecke appears to have been a boy chorister at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, and was employed as an organist there from about 1541. Two years later he was convicted with four others of heresy and sentenced to be burnt at the stake, but received a pardon owing to the intervention of Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester. An English Concordance of the Bible which Merbecke had been preparing at the suggestion of Richard Turner, was however confiscated and destr… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John Merbecke
Incipit: 22344 44445 32266
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Les Chants du Pèlerin #61c
The New English Hymnal #542gText
Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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