[Serve you the Lord, heart filled with gladness]

[Serve you the Lord, heart filled with gladness]

Composer: Lucien Deiss (1965)
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Lucien Deiss

Born: 1921, Par­is, France. Died: Oc­to­ber 9, 2007, Île-de-France, France. Buried: Seminaire des Mis­sions, Che­vil­ly-La­rue, Île-de-France, France. A mem­ber of the Ho­ly Spir­it Fa­thers, Deiss at­tende­d the Gre­gor­i­an Un­i­ver­si­ty in Rome and taught the­ol­o­gy at the Grand Scho­las­ti­cat of Che­ville in Paris, France. His works in­clude: Early Sources of the Li­tur­gy, 1967 It’s the Lord’s Sup­per/, 1976 Spring Time of the Li­tur­gy, 1979 Sources: Brink & Polman, P. 313 --www.hymntime.com/tch/… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Serve you the Lord, heart filled with gladness]
Composer: Lucien Deiss (1965)
Incipit: 12333 21622 1
Key: A Major
Copyright: © 1965, World Library Publications, Inc. Used by permission.


The name DEISS 100 was assigned by the editor of the Psalter Hymnal. Like virtually all of Deiss's music, this tune is intended for responsorial singing involving a cantor on the stanzas and everyone on the refrain. The whole song should be sung without pauses between the refrain and the stanzas. Because the rhythm never stops long enough for a good breath, it is best not to have the congregation sing it entirely. Choose choir or a soloist for the stanzas with everyone on the refrain. Groups within the congregation could sing the entire psalm antiphonally, but then sing the refrain in parts and the stanzas in unison. The refrain will need strong accompaniment, possibly with brass instruments; the stanzas can take a lighter accompaniment. Hand clapping and handbells also fit well with this ancient Hebrew "cheering" song. This is jubilant music-keep the energy and rhythms going!

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #423

Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #695

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #620

One in Faith #828

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #519

Psalms for All Seasons #100H

Text InfoTune InfoAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #176

Songs for Life #21

Together in Song #60


With Heart and Voice #20

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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