Psalm 119

119A: Let Me Sing of Your Law

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  • Words and Music: Lucien Deiss (1921-2007) © 1970 World Library Publications
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119B: How Shall the Young Direct Their Way?

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Tune Information:

Composed by George J. Elvey in 1862 for 'Just as I Am, without One Plea" (263), ST. CRISPIN was first published in the 1863 edition of Edward Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes. The tune title honors a third-century Roman martyr, Crispin, who, along with Crispinian, preached in Gaul (modern-day France); these two missionaries are the patron saints of shoemakers and leather workers.

ST. CRISPIN has an attractive melodic contour. Its repeated notes are typical of other "generic" British hymn tunes from the later nineteenth century (for example, QUEBEC; PENTECOST; MORECAMBE; and MARYTON). Sing it in harmony, perhaps unaccompanied on one of the inner stanzas. The parallel structure of the text also invites singing stanzas in alternation between either men or women or two sides of the congregation.

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  • The following are alternative accompaniments for this tune, ST. CRISPIN

Alternative Harmonization for Organ:

  • 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]
  • Willan, Healey. 36 Short Preludes and Postludes. Set 3 Peters 6163 [1960]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Psalm 119:9-16; Psalter, 1912, P.D.
  • Music (ST. CRISPIN 8.8.8.8): George J. Elvey, 1862, P.D.
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    • Words and Music: both are in Public Domain. You do not need permission to reprint this song.

119C: Teach Me, O Lord, Your Way of Truth

Performance Notes:

Tune Information:

Composed by George J. Elvey in 1862 for 'Just as I Am, without One Plea" (263), ST. CRISPIN was first published in the 1863 edition of Edward Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes. The tune title honors a third-century Roman martyr, Crispin, who, along with Crispinian, preached in Gaul (modern-day France); these two missionaries are the patron saints of shoemakers and leather workers.

ST. CRISPIN has an attractive melodic contour. Its repeated notes are typical of other "generic" British hymn tunes from the later nineteenth century (for example, QUEBEC; PENTECOST; MORECAMBE; and MARYTON). Sing it in harmony, perhaps unaccompanied on one of the inner stanzas. The parallel structure of the text also invites singing stanzas in alternation between either men or women or two sides of the congregation.

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

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Psalm 119:33-40; Psalter, 1912, P.D.
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    • Words: The words are in Public Domain; you do not need permission to reprint these words.

119D:  Your Word Sheds Light Upon My Path

Performance Notes:

Tune Information:

Composed by George J. Elvey in 1862 for 'Just as I Am, without One Plea" (263), ST. CRISPIN was first published in the 1863 edition of Edward Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes. The tune title honors a third-century Roman martyr, Crispin, who, along with Crispinian, preached in Gaul (modern-day France); these two missionaries are the patron saints of shoemakers and leather workers.

ST. CRISPIN has an attractive melodic contour. Its repeated notes are typical of other "generic" British hymn tunes from the later nineteenth century (for example, QUEBEC; PENTECOST; MORECAMBE; and MARYTON). Sing it in harmony, perhaps unaccompanied on one of the inner stanzas. The parallel structure of the text also invites singing stanzas in alternation between either men or women or two sides of the congregation.

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Copyright Information:

  • Words: Psalm 119:105-112; Psalter, 1912, P.D.
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    • Words: The Words are in Public Domain; you do not need permission to reprint these words.

119E: O Let My Supplicating Cry

Performance Notes:

Tune Information:

Composed by George J. Elvey in 1862 for 'Just as I Am, without One Plea" (263), ST. CRISPIN was first published in the 1863 edition of Edward Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes. The tune title honors a third-century Roman martyr, Crispin, who, along with Crispinian, preached in Gaul (modern-day France); these two missionaries are the patron saints of shoemakers and leather workers.

ST. CRISPIN has an attractive melodic contour. Its repeated notes are typical of other "generic" British hymn tunes from the later nineteenth century (for example, QUEBEC; PENTECOST; MORECAMBE; and MARYTON). Sing it in harmony, perhaps unaccompanied on one of the inner stanzas. The parallel structure of the text also invites singing stanzas in alternation between either men or women or two sides of the congregation.

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Copyright Information:

  • Words: Psalm 119:167-176; Psalter, 1912, P.D.
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    • Words: The Words are in Public Domain; you do not need permission to reprint these words.

119F: Order My Steps

Performance Notes:

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

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Copyright Information:

  • Words: Glenn Burleigh © 1991 Glenn Burleigh, Burleigh Inspirations Music
  • Music (IN YOUR WORD): Glenn Burleigh © 1991 Glenn Burleigh, Burleigh Inspirations Music
  • Text: Psalm 119, New Living Translation © 1996 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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119G: Psalm 119:1-8 A Responsorial Setting

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  • Words and Music: Hal H. Hopson © 1987 Hope Publishing Company
  • Psalm Text: from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Tone: © 1987 Hope Publishing Company
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119H: Psalm 119:97-104 A Responsorial Setting

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  • Psalm Text: from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
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119I: Psalm 119:9-16 A Responsorial Setting

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  • Words: Glenn Burleigh © 1991 Glenn Burleigh, Burleigh Inspirations Music
  • Music (IN YOUR WORD fragment): Glenn Burleigh © 1991 Glenn Burleigh, Burleigh Inspirations Music
  • Psalm Text: from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Tone: © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources
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119J: Psalm 119:33-40 A Responsorial Setting

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  • Psalm Text: from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
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119K: Psalm 119:105-112 A Responsorial Setting

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  • Words (from Psalm 43:3) and Music: The Iona Community © 1995 Wild Goose Resource Group, Iona Community, Scotland, GIA Publications, Inc., exclusive North American agent
  • Psalm Text: from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Tone: © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources
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119L: Psalm 119:129-136 A Responsorial Setting

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  • Psalm Text: from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
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119M: Psalm 119:137-144 A Responsorial Setting

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  • Words: Psalm 119
  • Music: Bradley Ellingboe from Psalter for Worship, Year C © 2006 Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Psalm Text: from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Tone: from Psalter for Worship, Year C © 2006 Augsburg Fortress Publishers
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119N: Thou Art My Portion, Lord

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  • The following are alternative accompaniments for this tune, CARLISLE.

Alternative Harmonization for Organ and Descant Resources:

  • Archer, Malcolm. After the Last Verse. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0 86209 502 6 [1995]
  • Mawby, Colin. Hymns for Occasions. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0-86209-568-9 [1994]
  • Rawsthorne, Noel. 200 Last Verses. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0 86209 189 6 [1991]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: anonymous, based on Psalm 119:57-64
  • Music (CARLISLE 6.6.8.6): Charles Lockhart (1745-1815), 1769, P.D.
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119O: All Your Commandments, Father Almighty

Performance Notes:

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

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Copyright Information:

  • Words: Christopher Idle © 1990 The Jubilate Group, admin. Hope Publishing Company
  • Music (KANCIONAL NEW 5.5.5.5.5.5): Alfred V. Fedak (b. 1953), 1999, © 2000 Selah Publishing Company, Inc.
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