Psalm 99

99A: The LORD Is King, Enthroned in Might

Performance Notes:

Tune Information:

Published in a chapel hymnal for the Duke of Würtemberg (Gesangbuch der Herzogl, 1784), ELLACOMBE (the name of a village in Devonshire, England) was first set to the words "Ave Maria, klarer und lichter Morgenstern." During the first half of the nineteenth century various German hymnals altered the tune. Since ELLACOMBE's inclusion in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern, where it was set to John Daniell's children's hymn "Come, Sing with Holy Gladness," its use throughout the English-speaking world has spread.

ELLACOMBE is a rounded bar form (AABA), rather cheerful in character, and easily sung in harmony.

Other Resources:

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

Alternative Harmonization for Organ and Descant Resources:

  • Archer, Malcolm. After the Last Verse. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0 86209 502 6 [1995]
  • Burkhardt, Michael. Easy Hymn Settings Lent. Morningstar MSM-10-315 [1992]
  • Copes, V. Earle. Hymn Intonations Preludes & Free Harmonizations. Vol II Selah 160-722 [1991]
  • Ferguson, John. Hymn Harmonizations for Organ. bk. 1 Ludwig O-05 [1975]
  • Mawby, Colin. Hymns for Occasions. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0-86209-568-9 [1994]
  • Pooler, Marie. Festival Hymns with descants. Augsburg 11-9181 [1963]
  • Powell, Robert J. Free Hymn Accompaniments. Abingdon APM-513 [1979]
  • Proulx, Richard. Hymn Intonations Preludes & Free Harmonizations. Vol. I Selah 160-720 [1991]
  • Proulx, Richard. Hymn Intonations Preludes & Free Harmonizations. Vol. VI Selah 160-726 [1992]
  • Rawsthorne, Noel. 200 Last Verses. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0 86209 189 6 [1991]
  • Wilkinson, John T. One Hundred and Four Descants for “The Hymn Book”. enThusia [1980]
  • Winn, Cyril. 41 Descants to Familiar Hymn Tunes. Oxford [1961]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926) © Timothy Dudley-Smith in Europe and Africa, reproduced with  permission of Oxford University Press; © 2007 Hope Publishing Company in the United States of America and the rest of the world
  • Music (ELLACOMBE 8.6.8.6 D): Gesangbuch der Herzogl, Würtemburg, 1784, P.D.
  • Reprint Information:
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    • Music: the Music is in Public Domain. You do not need permission to reprint it.

99B: A Responsorial Setting

Other Resources:

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

Copyright Information:

  • Words: Martin Tel © 2011 Martin Tel, admin. Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • Music: Robert Wetzler from Psalter for Worship, Cycle A © 1998 Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Psalm Text: from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Tone: © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • Reprint Information:
    • Words: permitted with a license from OneLicense.net or a CCLI License.
    • Music: permitted with a license from OneLicense.net.
    • 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.