GENEVAN 27Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1551); Harmonizer: Dale Grotenhuis (1986)
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|Composer:||Louis Bourgeois (1551)|
|Harmonizer:||Dale Grotenhuis (1986)|
|Copyright:||Text and harmonization © 1987, CRC Publications|
The LORD God is my light and my salvation
whom shall I fear? He is my sheltering wall.
When enemies arise and turn against me,
they stumble on their slippery paths and fall.
I will not fear though enemies assault;
my confidence in God erases doubt.
Though battles rage, the LORD will keep me near;
I trust in him and I shall never fear.
First published in the 1551 Genevan Psalter, GENEVAN 27 has been generally attributed to Louis Bourgeois (PHH 3), editor of that psalter. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) com¬posed the harmonization in 1986 for the Psalter Hymnal. Though one of the longer and more difficult Genevan tunes, 27 is accessible because of the repeat of the first two lines and the use of smaller intervals. The tune is mostly Mixolydian. Sing this music with a comfortable tempo that permits the long lines of text to be clearly expressed.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook