Our lives are filled with sorrowsAuthor: Calvin Seerveld (1983)
Tune: ES KOMMT EIN SCHIFF GELADEN
Published in 1 hymnal
Printable scores: PDF, SibeliusAudio files: MIDI
st. 1 = Ps. 90:1
st. 2 = 1 Cor. 15:54
st. 3 = Rev. 7:9-10
st. 4 = Job 19:26
Calvin Seerveld (PHH 22) wrote this text in Toronto, Ontario, in 1983, specifically for use with this tune, which he had found in a German chorale book. In a note on the original manuscript Seerveld indicated that he had written this text "for singing at the funerals of believing people (over fifty years of age)."
There are a number of biblical allusions in the text, the most obvious in the final phrase–a fitting reference to Job 19:25-26. The text clearly recognizes the finality of death (st. 2), the joy of the redeemed in glory (st. 3), and the reality of consolation for the believers who remain on earth (st. 1,4). To personalize the text, stanzas 2 and 3 offer alternative readings, referring to either "brother's" and "brother," or "sister's" and "sister."
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 1 of 1)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #491||Our Lives Are Filled with Sorrows||Our lives are filled with sorrows||ES KOMMT EIN SCHIFF GELADEN||Calvin Seerveld||76 76||1987||Brevity & Frailty of Life | ; Comfort & Encouragement | ; Funerals | ; Redemption | ; Afflictions | ; Assurance | ; Holy Spirit | ; Victory ||