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[My shepherd is the Lord] (Gelineau)

[My shepherd is the Lord] (Gelineau)

Composer: Joseph Gelineau (1963)
Published in 26 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: Joseph Gelineau

Joseph Gelineau (1920-2008) Gelineau's translation and musical settings of the psalms have achieved nearly universal usage in the Christian church of the Western world. These psalms faithfully recapture the Hebrew poetic structure and images. To accommodate this structure his psalm tones were designed to express the asymmetrical three-line/four-line design of the psalm texts. He collaborated with R. Tournay and R. Schwab and reworked the Jerusalem Bible Psalter. Their joint effort produced the Psautier de la Bible de Jerusalem and recording Psaumes, which won the Gran Prix de L' Academie Charles Cros in 1953. The musical settings followed four years later. Shortly after, the Gregorian Institute of America published Twenty-four Psalms… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [My shepherd is the Lord] (Gelineau)
Composer: Joseph Gelineau (1963)
Incipit: 55432 1
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © 1963, 1986 The Grail, England, G.I.A. Publications, Inc., agent



Instances (1 - 25 of 25)

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #744

Catholic Book of Worship III #606

Christian Worship #23D

Christian Worship #23E

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #17a

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Gather (3rd ed.) #34a

Gather Comprehensive #30a

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #24a

Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #128

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #17a


One in Faith #233a

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #32a

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #144

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #41a

RitualSong #45a


Sing! A New Creation #181b

Singing Our Faith #12

The Presbyterian Hymnal #173


The United Methodist Hymnal #137


The United Methodist Hymnal #754

Together in Song #11

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Voices United #749a

We Celebrate #422a

Worship (3rd ed.) #32a

Worship (4th ed.) #37a

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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