Psalm 133

133A: Behold the Goodness of Our Lord

Performance Notes:

Tune Information:

Presumably named after the Michigan city and river, DETROIT was published anonymously in Ananias Davisson's shape-note tune book Supplement to Kentucky Harmony (1820). The tune is credited to "Bradshaw" in Virginia Harmony (1831) and Southern Harmony (1835). Emily R. Brink harmonized the tune in 1986. Thought to be an Appalachian adaptation of an old English folk song, DETROIT has a fine melodic curve over its two long lines, ascending and then descending. Feel two beats per measure.

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.
  • The following is an alternative accompaniment for this tune, DETROIT.

Alternative Harmonization for Organ and Descant Resources:

  • Busarow, Donald. Thirty More Accompaniments for Hymns in Canon. Augsburg 11-10163 [1992]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Fred R. Anderson (b. 1941), 1986, © 1986 Fred R. Anderson, from Singing Psalms of Joy and Praise
  • Music (DETROIT 8.6.8.6): Supplement to Kentucky Harmony, 1820; P.D.; harm. Emily R. Brink (b. 1940), 1986, © Faith Alive Christian Resources
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133B: Mirad cuán bueno y cuán delicioso/Behold, How Good and Delightful

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1090 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

Other Resources:

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Copyright Information:

  • Words: traditional Puerto Rican; English tr. Martin A. Seltz © 1998 Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Music: traditional Puerto Rican; arr. Marcus Hong © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources
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133C: How Very Good and Pleasant

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1090 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.
  • For more information about this song, refer to the Leader’s Edition of Sing! A New Creation.

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Copyright Information:

  • Words and Music: Barbara Boertje (b. 1959) © 1997 Barbara Boertje
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133D: Miren qué bueno/Oh, Look and Wonder

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1090 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

Other Resources:

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Pablo Sosa (b. 1933) © 1972 GIA Publications, Inc.
  • Music (MIREN QUÉ BUENO): Pablo Sosa (b. 1933) © 1972 GIA Publications, Inc.
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133E: A Responsorial Setting

Other Resources:

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Copyright Information:

  • 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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    • When reprinting the Psalm Text and Tone, please use the correct copyright line. Faith Alive Christian Resources gives you permission to reprint the Tone for use in a worship setting.