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[Lord Have Mercy Upon Us] (Merbecke 12323)

[Lord Have Mercy Upon Us] (Merbecke 12323)

Composer: John Merbecke (1549)
Published in 23 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

Title: [Lord Have Mercy Upon Us] (Merbecke 12323)
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 - 11 of 11)

Common Praise (1998) #678

Les Chants du Pèlerin #61a

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Rejoice in the Lord #564


Small Church Music #1861g

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The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #687

The Book of Praise #547


The Hymnal 1982 #S90


The New Century Hymnal #749


The New English Hymnal #542b


The Presbyterian Hymnal #572


The Worshiping Church #823

Include 12 pre-1979 instances
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