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[Lord Have Mercy Upon Us] (Merbecke 12323)

[Lord Have Mercy Upon Us] (Merbecke 12323)

Composer: John Merbecke (1549)
Published in 21 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 (1549)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 12323 21433 2321
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Lord, Have Mercy upon Us

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

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Each of the parts of the three-fold Kyrie may be sung three times.


Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #678
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #S90Text
Les Chants du Pèlerin #61a
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #572Text
Rejoice in the Lord #564TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #1861gAudio
The New Century Hymnal #749Text
The New English Hymnal #542bText
The Worshiping Church #823Text
Include 12 pre-1979 instances
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