Loys "Louis" Bourgeois (French: [buʁʒwa]; c. 1510 – 1559) was a French composer and music theorist of the Renaissance. He is most famous as one of the main compilers of Calvinist hymn tunes in the middle of the 16th century. One of the most famous melodies in all of Christendom, the Protestant doxology known as the Old 100th, is commonly attributed to him.
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JE TE SALUE is named after the original French text and is an altered version of GENEVAN 101 (101). Louis Bourgeois (PHH 3) composed the original GENEVAN 101 for the 1551 Genevan Psalter. A comparison of 248 and 101 will show how the original tune has been extended to fit four textual lines of ten metrical feet. It is unknown who adapted the tune this way. To avoid confusion between this tune and GENEVAN 101, play it through entirely before signaling the congregation to sing. The suggested alternate tune, TOULON (521), is also an adaptation of a Genevan tune (for Ps. 124).
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988