|Composer (attributed to):||Louis Bourgeois (1551)|
|Incipit:||11765 12333 32143|
|Source:||Genevan Psalter, 1551|
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below.
According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may have existed in plainsong and folk song for centuries. The latter part of the tune and its overall form is the work of Louis Bourgeois, John Calvin's musical collaborator in the formation of the Genevan Psalter." (p. 88)