GENEVAN PSALM 22

GENEVAN PSALM 22

Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1542)
Published in 9 hymnals


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Composer: Louis Bourgeois

Louis Bourgeois (b. Paris, France, c. 1510; d. Paris, 1561). In both his early and later years Bourgeois wrote French songs to entertain the rich, but in the history of church music he is known especially for his contribution to the Genevan Psalter. Apparently moving to Geneva in 1541, the same year John Calvin returned to Geneva from Strasbourg, Bourgeois served as cantor and master of the choristers at both St. Pierre and St. Gervais, which is to say he was music director there under the pastoral leadership of Calvin. Bourgeois used the choristers to teach the new psalm tunes to the congregation. The extent of Bourgeois's involvement in the Genevan Psalter is a matter of scholar­ly debate. Calvin had published several partial psalter… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: GENEVAN PSALM 22
Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1542)
Meter: 10.10.10.6
Incipit: 31433 66543
Source: Yattendon Hymnal, 1899 (As set in)

Texts

Psalm 22 (the earlier portion)

When We Are Tempted to Deny Your Son

When we are tempted to deny Your Son,
Because we fear the anger of the world,
And we are few who bear the insults hurled,
Your will, O God, be done.

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I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
Audio

Small Church Music #6244

The Presbyterian Hymnal #86

Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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