GENEVAN 105

GENEVAN 105

Composer: Maitre Pierre (1562)
Published in 4 hymnals


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Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Maitre Pierre

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Tune Information

Composer: Maitre Pierre (1562)
Meter: 9.9.8.8.8.8
Incipit: 1345U 1D765 5U1D6 53121
Key: D Major
Source: Genevan Psalter, 1562; Genevan 105

Texts

O render thanks to God above

Trumpet the Name! Praise Be to Our LORD!

Trumpet the Name! Praise be to our LORD!
Cry out the good news of his great deeds.
Sing from your hearts, play songs for him.
Chant through the world God's acts of might.
Let all who seek the LORD rejoice,
give thanks to God with heart and voice.

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O render thanks and bless the Lord, Invoke his ever sacred name (Hopkinson)

Notes

GENEVAN 105 was first published in the 1562 edition of the Genevan Psalter as a setting for Theodore de Beze’s versification of Psalm 105. Howard Slenk (PHH 3) composed the harmonization in 1985. Another sturdy tune from Calvin's psalter, GENEVAN 105 is in Ionian mode (major) and consists of six lines, each pair of which has the same rhythmic pattern.

The optional repeat of musical line 4 in stanza 7 permits the narration of the plagues in Egypt. The repetition will help the congregation yearn for deliverance from that musical phrase–giving them a taste of how the Hebrew people must have felt! The complete psalm may be sung antiphonally. Sing the tune with much vigor and with a majestic tempo.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988




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