[Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Hosts] (Merbecke)

[Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Hosts] (Merbecke)

Composer: John Merbecke
Published in 17 hymnals

Audio files: Recording

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: 11224 23115 54245
Key: e minor or modal
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #683
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #S113Text
Les Chants du Pèlerin #61b
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #580Text
Small Church Music #1861eAudio
The New English Hymnal #542fText
The United Methodist Hymnal #28TextFlexscore
Include 10 pre-1979 instances
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