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Harmonizer: Claude Goudimel (1564)
Published in 2 hymnals

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Harmonizer: Claude Goudimel

Claude Goudimel; b. about 1505, Vaison, near Avignon, rance; killed in St. Bartholomew massacre, Lyons, France, Aug. 24, 1572 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Harmonizer: Claude Goudimel (1564)
Meter: D
Key: d minor
Source: Genevan Psalter, 1539


Lord, When You Came to Jordan

Out of the Depths I Cry, LORD

Out of the depths I cry, LORD.
O Lord, please hear my call.
Let your ears be attentive;
I beg for mercy, LORD.
If you marked our offenses,
O Lord, who then could stand?
But you grant us forgiveness;
therefore we stand in awe.

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GENEVAN 130 was first published in the 1539 edition of the Genevan Psalter. The 1564 harmonization by Claude Goudimel (PHH 6) originally placed the melody in the tenor. GENEVAN 130 is a Dorian tune consisting of four long lines in which the rhythm of line 3 is a fitting contrast to the repeated rhythmic pattern of the other lines. Sing the first stanza in a subdued manner and the second stanza boldly, with bright, full organ registration. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook


Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #130
Text: Out of the Depths I Cry, LORD
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Presbyterian Hymnal #71

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #130

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