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[My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord] (Proulx)

Composer (Psalm tone): Michel Guimont

(no biographical information available about Michel Guimont.) Go to person page >

Composer (Gelineau tone): Joseph Gelineau, SJ

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 >

Composer (Antiphon): Richard Proulx

Richard Proulx (b. St. Paul, MN, April 3, 1937; d. Chicago, IL, February 18, 2010). A composer, conductor, and teacher, Proulx was director of music at the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois (1980-1997); before that he was organist and choirmaster at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Seattle, Washington. He contributed his expertise to the Roman Catholic Worship III (1986), The Episcopal Hymnal 1982, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989), and the ecumenical A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools (1992). He was educated at the University of Minnesota, MacPhail College of Music in Minneapolis, Minnesota, St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, and the Royal School of Church Music in England. He composed more than 250 works. Bert Polma… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord] (Proulx)
Composer (Psalm tone): Michel Guimont
Composer (Gelineau tone): Joseph Gelineau, SJ
Composer (Antiphon): Richard Proulx
Incipit: 51623 21
Notes: Incipit of refrain
Key: F Major
Copyright: Gelineau tone © 1963, The Grail, GIA Publications, Inc., agent;Psalm tone © 1994, 1998, GIA Publications, Inc.;Refrain © 1975, GIA Publications, Inc.;© 1975, GIA Publications, Inc.



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The United Methodist Hymnal #788

Worship (3rd ed.) #42a

Worship (3rd ed.) #197

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Worship (3rd ed.) #928

Worship (3rd ed.) #958

Worship (4th ed.) #58a

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