Psalm 9

9A: A Responsorial Setting

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1077 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

Other Resources:

  • Purchase a CD recording that contains this song, made specifically to be a companion resource for this book, called Sing to God with Joy. This CD is published by GIA Publications, Inc.
  • Purchase a collection or CD recording written by the Iona Community that contains this song “Kyrie Guarary/Oré mboriajú/On the Poor” and is published by GIA Publications, Inc.
  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.

Copyright Information:

  • Words: traditional Paraguayan; adapt. liturgical text
  • Music: as taught by Pablo Sosa (b. 1933); arr. John L. Bell (b. 1949) © 1991 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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    • Words: You do not need a license to reprint the Words.
    • Music: permitted with a license from OneLicense.net.
    • When reprinting the Psalm Text and Tone, please include the correct copyright line. Faith Alive Christian Resources grants you permission to reprint the tone for use in worship settings.

9B: Sing Praise to God, Whose Mighty Acts

Performance Notes:

Tune Information:

SALVATION is an anonymous tune that was published in Ananias Davisson's Kentucky Harmony (1816), the first Southern shape-note tune book. The melody was originally in the tenor. A rounded bar form (AABA'), SALVATION must be sung solemnly but not too slowly; the half-note rhythms define the energy of this music.

The harmonization was composed by Kenneth John Munson (b. Galesburg, IL, 1916; d. Burlington, VT, 1986) and first appeared in the Unitarian Universalist Hymns for the Celebration of Life (1964) set to three different texts. Munson studied at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, and received a Ph.D. in music from Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York. He served as chair of the music department at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, from 1942-1981, and was organist and choir director in several churches throughout his career.

Other Resources:

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

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Carl P. Daw Jr. (b. 1944) © 1996 Hope Publishing Company
  • Music (SALVATION 8.6.8.6 D): Kentucky Harmony, 1816; harm. Kenneth Munson (1916-1988), P.D.
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    • Music: The Music is in the Public Domain. You do not need reprint permission for the music.

9C: Come, Sing to God with All Your Heart

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1077 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.
  • The following article is from the Psalter Hymnal Handbook.

Tune Information:

MORNING SONG is a folk tune that has some resemblance to the traditional English tune for "Old King Cole." The tune appeared anonymously in Part II of John Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music (1813). In 1816 it was credited to "Mr. Dean," which some scholars believe was a misprinted reference to Elkanah K. Dare, a composer who contributed more than a dozen tunes to Wyeth's Repository. In the original harmonization the melody was in the tenor. The tune is also known as CONSOLATION (and KENTUCKY HARMONY), its title in Ananias Davisson's Kentucky Harmony (1816), where it was set to Isaac Watts' morning song, "Once More, My Soul, the Rising Day."

Jack Grotenhuis composed the harmonization in Tempe, Arizona, in late November 1983 (a few weeks before his death). The Episcopal Hymnal 1982 provides two additional settings. The tune requires a sense of two long phrases rather than four short ones.

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.
  • The following are alternative accompaniments for this tune, MORNING SONG

Alternative Harmonization for Organ and Descant Resources:

  • Busarow, Donald. All Praise to You, Eternal God. Augsburg 11-9076 [1980]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Ruth C. Duck © 2011 GIA Publications, Inc.
  • Music (MORNING SONG/CONSOLATION 8.6.8.6): J. Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, 1813, P.D.; harm. Jack Grotenhuis, 1983, © 1987 Faith Alive Christian Resources
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