Song of Jonah

In the fish for three days buried

Versifier: Calvin Seerveld (1982)
Tune: EIFIONYDD
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

Versifier: Calvin Seerveld

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Text Information

First Line: In the fish for three days buried
Title: Song of Jonah
Versifier: Calvin Seerveld (1982)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: © Calvin Seerveld

Notes

Scripture References:
st. 1 = Jon. 2:14
st. 2 = Jon. 2:5-6
st. 3 = Jon. 2:7-9
st. 4 = Matt. 12:40 1 Cor. 15:20-28 Rom. 8:9-11 Rev. 1:17-18

Paraphrasing Jonah 2, Calvin Seerveld (PHH 22) wrote "Song of Jonah" in 1982 for the Psalter Hymnal. Long-known in medieval liturgies as one of the "lesser" Old Testament canticles, Jonah's song is a psalm of thanksgiving similar in literary form and theme to Psalms 18, 30,116, and 138, to give just a few examples. Jonah recalls his prayer for help to God, testifies that God answered his prayer and rescued him from drowning (st. 1-2), and honors his vow to praise and thank the LORD (st. 3). Seerveld also included a fourth stanza to capture New Testament references related to the Jonah story, especially in terms of the death and resurrection of Christ: Matthew 12:38-40; 1 Corinthians 15:20-28; Romans 8:9-11; and Revelation 1:17-18.

Liturgical Use:
Worship services focusing on Jonah; Easter Vigil; Easter Sunday.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune

EIFIONYDD

John Ambrose Lloyd (b. Mold, Flintshire, Wales, 1815; d. Liverpool, England, 1874) [composed] EIFIONYDD. The tune...appeared in Ieuan Gwyllt's (John Roberts's) important tune book Llyfr Tonau Cynulleidfaol (1859). Largely self-taught, Lloyd was a major presence in the Welsh music scene of his day. H…

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #202

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