My soul is filled with joy in God my SaviorVersifier: Emily R. Brink (1986)
Published in 2 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI
st. 1 = 1 Sam. 2:1-2
st. 2 = 1 Sam. 2:3-4
st. 3 = 1 Sam. 2:4-8a
st. 4 = 1 Sam. 2:8b-l0
The "Song of Hannah," based on 1 Samuel 2:1-10, is another of the "lesser" Old Testament canticles. Hannah sang this prayer of praise and thanksgiving when she brought her son, Samuel, to the tabernacle to serve the LORD. Several of the themes in Hannah's song reappear in the Song of Mary (Luke 1:46-55): both women exalt the LORD for his saving power, for raising the poor from the dust and humbling the proud, and for answering the prayers of his people. (The similarity between Hannah's and Mary's songs is all the more striking when one considers that Hannah first couldn't conceive, whereas Mary, being unmarried, wasn't supposed to!) Initially the term "anointed one" (st. 4) referred to the king of Israel, but later it acquired messianic meaning. New Testament Christians therefore find profound relevance in the Song of Hannah.
Emily Ruth Brink (b. Grand Rapids, MI, 1940) versified this song in 1986 for the Psalter Hymnal. Brink studied at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, and the University of Michigan and received a Ph.D. in music theory from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. She taught music at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois (1967-74), and the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (1974-83). Since 1983 she has served as music and liturgy editor for CRC Publications and in that capacity was editor of the 1987 Psalter Hymnal and Songs for LiFE (1994). She is also editor of the journal Reformed Worship and adjunct professor of worship and church music at Calvin Seminary. Throughout her career she has been active as a church organist and choir director, at Ebenezer CRC in Berwyn, Illinois (1967-1971); at Orland Park (IL) CRC (1972-1974); Hessel Park CRC in Champaign-Urbana (1975-1983); and currently at Eastern Avenue CRC in Grand Rapids.
Occasions of praise to God, whose saving strength guards the "anointed one."
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||First Line||Title||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #158||My soul is filled with joy in God my Savior||Song of Hannah||VIOLA||Emily R. Brink||11 10 11 10||1 Samuel 2:1-10; 1 Samuel 2:10||1987||Comfort & Encouragement | ; Christmas | ; Humility | ; Redemption | ; Refuge | ; Thanksgiving & Gratitude ||
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #878||My soul is filled with joy in my Redeemer||Song of Hannah||DEER PARK||Emily R. Brink||11 10 11 10||1 Samuel 2:1-10||1996||Biblical Characters | Hannah; Biblical Characters | Mary, Mother of Jesus; Advent 3 | Year A; Proper 28 | Year B|