|Composer (attributed to):||Louis Bourgeois|
|Incipit:||11511 77556 5343|
|Key:||c minor/d minor|
|Source:||Scottish Psalter, 1635; Based on Genevan Psalter;Genevan Psalter, 1551|
GENEVAN 107 first appeared in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) harmonized the tune in 1986. Composed in the Dorian mode this Genevan tune consists of four long lines, each of which has two phrases; lines 1 and 2 share melodic and rhythmic patterns, and lines 3 and 4 also have similar rhythms. Psalm 107 is a joyous song that needs strong organ accompaniment. Signal the internal refrain in the last half of stanzas 2 through 5 ("Bless him, his love proclaim. . .") by changing organ registration or texture.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988
Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations