|Composer:||Emily R. Brink (1987)|
|Copyright:||Tune © 1987, CRC Publications|
God of all living, we make our confession:
too long we have wasted the wealth of our lands.
God of all loving, renew our compassion
and open our hearts while we reach out our hands.
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Psalter Hymnal editor Emily R. Brink (PHH 158) composed COMPASSION for Morse's text in 1987. The Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee on which Brink served had tried various tunes for this text, but due to its unusual accents no successful match was found among preexisting melodies. In composing the tune Brink tried to create music that reflected a spirit of compassion and repentance as well as of hope. She named the tune COMPASSION after the theme of Morse's words.
COMPASSION consists of several melodic motives that are united by a regular alternation of measures with three and five beats. Sing the outer, framing stanzas in unison and the middle ones in parts. Accompany with modest resources.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (2)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #604||God of all living, we make our confession||God of All Living||Kenneth I. Morse||Emily R. Brink||220.127.116.11||Matthew 25:35-40; Matthew 25:40||COMPASSION (Brink)||d minor||English||1987|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #721||God of all living, we make our confession||God of All Living||Kenneth I. Morse, 1913-||Emily R. Brink, 1940-||18.104.22.168||Isaiah 58:6-7; Matthew 7:9; Matthew 25:34-40||COMPASSION||d minor or modal||1996|