Psalm 115

115A: A Litany of Praise

Other Resources

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.

Copyright Information:

  • John D. Witvliet, 2011, © Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
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115B: Not unto Us, O Lord of Heaven

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1088 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.
  • Buy a recording of this song from Princeton Theological Seminary's Touring Choir, on their CD "Sing Praise to the Lord!".
  • The following are alternative accompaniments for this tune, VATER UNSER

Alternative Harmonization for Organ and Descant Resources:

  • Cassler, G. Winston. Organ Descants for Selected Hymns. Augsburg 11-9304 [1972]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Psalter, 1912, alt., P.D.
  • Music (VATER UNSER 8.8.8.8.8.8): V. Schumann’s Geistliche Lieder, 1539; arr. Alfred V. Fedak (b. 1953) © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources
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115C: Not for Ourselves, O Lord

Performance Notes:

Tune Information:

TOULAN was originally an adaptation of the Genevan Psalter melody for Psalm 124. In one melodic variant or another and with squared-off rhythms, the tune was used in English and Scottish psalters for various psalm texts. It was published in the United States in its four-line abridged form (called MONTAGUE) by Lowell Mason and George Webb in The National Psalmist (1848). That version, now called TOULON, is named quite arbitrarily after the French city.

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.
  • The following are alternative accompaniments for this tune, TOULON/OLD 124TH / GENEVAN 124

Alternative Harmonization for Organ and Descant Resources:

  • Busarow, Donald. Thirty More Accompaniments for Hymns in Canon. Augsburg11-10163 [1992]
  • Goode, Jack C. Thirty-four Changes on Hymn Tunes. H W Grey GB 644 [1978]
  • McKinney, Howard D. Preludes for Fifty-Five Well-Known Hymn Tunes. J. Fischer 9770 [1967]
  • Noble, T. Tertius. Free Organ Accompaniments to One Hundred Well-Known Hymn Tunes. J. Fischer 8175 [1946]
  • Powell, Robert J. Free Hymn Accompaniments. Abingdon APM-513 [1979]
  • Rawsthorne, Noel. More Last Verses. Kevin Mayhew [1996]
  • Shaw, Geoffrey. The Descant Hymn Book bk 2. Novello
  • Winn, Cyril. 41 Descants to Familiar Hymn Tunes. Oxford [1961]
  • Wyton, Alec. New Shoots from Old Roots. SMP KK 279 [1983]

Alternative Harmonization for Piano:

  • Hopson, Hal H. The Creative Use of the Piano in Worship. Hope 8392 [2008]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Carl P. Daw Jr. (b. 1944) © 1996 Hope Publishing Company
  • Music (TOULON 10.10.10.10): Genevan Psalter, 1551; adapt. from GENEVAN 124
  • Reprint Information:
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    • Music: The Music is in Public Domain; you do not need permission to reprint the Music.