437. You Are the Lord, Giver of Mercy!
||Richard D. Wetzel (1972)|
||e minor or modal|
||Appalachian folk melody|
||© 1972 The Westminster Press (admin. Westminster John Knox Press)|Text Information:
This adaptation of the traditional Kyrie eleison text transforms a series of petitions into a series of acclamations. With harsher music these might have seemed bold or rash, but this plaintive setting derived from an Appalachian melody preserves a sense of humility and trust.