Psalm 144

144A: Hymn: O Morning Star, O Radiant Sun

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1091 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.
  • The following article is from the Psalter Hymnal Handbook.

Tune Information:

O HEILAND, REISS DIE HIMMEL AUF is a German chorale melody published anonymously in Rheinfelsisches Deutsches Catholisches Gesangbuch (1666 ed.). Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee member Dale Grotenhuis prepared the harmonization in 1985.

The tune is in Dorian mode and exhibits two main rhythmic patterns within its four lines.

Other Resources:

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  • The following are alternative accompaniments for this tune, O HEILAND REISS DIE HIMMEL AUF

Alternative Harmonization for Organ and Descant Resources:

  • Eggert, John. Creative Hymn Accompaniments for Organ. vol. 2 CPH 97-6851 [2000]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: sts. 1, 3, 4  F. von Spee (1591-1635); tr. M. L. Seltz (1909-1967); st. 2 Martin Tel © 2011 Martin Tel, admin. Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • Music (O HEILAND, REISS DIE HIMMEL AUF Gesangbuch, Augsburg, 1666; harm. Dale Grotenhuis, 1985, © 1987 Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • Text: Psalm 144 © THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
  • Tone: © 2006 Augsburg Fortress Publishers
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