[My soul is thirsting for the Lord] (Gelineau)

[My soul is thirsting for the Lord] (Gelineau)

Composer: Joseph Gelineau (1963)
Published in 5 hymnals

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 soul is thirsting for the Lord] (Gelineau)
Composer: Joseph Gelineau (1963)
Incipit: 36517 656
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: © 1963, The Grail (England), GIA Publications, Inc., agent



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Catholic Book of Worship III #609

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #623


The Presbyterian Hymnal #190

Worship (4th ed.) #50b

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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