|Composer:||F. William Voetberg (1985)|
|Copyright:||© F. William Voetberg|
The mighty deeds the LORD has done,
God's miracles of old,
were known by children long ago
and now must be retold.
F. William Voetberg (b. Kalamazoo, MI, 1947) composed ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE in 1985 for a versification of Psalm 7-a psalm to be read for the feast of St. James the Apostle. The simple tune is well-suited to the telling of Israel’s history. The condensed versifica¬tion permits the singing of the entire psalm; try antiphonal singing of various stanzas in that case. Singing of select stanzas should always include the theme stanza (12).
A graduate of Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Voetberg has served several Congregations as choir director and organist; since 1993 he has been the director of music at St. Paul's on the Green Episcopal Church in Norwalk, Connecticut. He is also a technical consultant for AT&T. Among his published compositions are organ works in Free Harmonizations of Hymn Tunes (1986) and music for instruments in 6 Christmas Trios (1992).
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook