GORTONComposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1807)
Published in 20 hymnals
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Audio files: MIDI
|Composer:||Ludwig van Beethoven (1807)|
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Remember not, O God,
The sins of long ago;
In tender mercy visit us,
Distressed and humbled low.
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Lord of the hearts of men,
Thou hast vouchsafed to bless,
From age to age, Thy chosen saints
With fruits of holiness.
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The tune GORTON derives from the second movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23, Opus 57 (1807); however, the arranger and any significance to the tune title are unknown. GORTON was published with this versification of Psalm 79 in the 1912 Psalter. Sing this tune in parts, beginning very quietly and building to a fuller sound on each successive stanza. Try the first stanza in parts but unaccompanied after a chord or two on the organ to get the congregation started. Sing two long lines for each stanza.
A giant in the history of music, Beethoven (b. Bonn, Germany, 1770; d. Vienna, Austria, 1827) progressed from early musical promise to worldwide, lasting fame. By the age of fourteen he was an accomplished viola and organ player, but he became famous primarily because of his compositions, including nine symphonies, eleven overtures, thirty piano sonatas, sixteen string quartets, the Mass in C, and the Missa Solemnis. He wrote no music for congregational use, but various arrangers, including Gardiner (PHH 1ll), adapted some of his musical themes as hymn tunes; the most famous of these is ODE TO JOY from the Ninth Symphony. Although it would appear that the great calamity of Beethoven's life was his loss of hearing, which turned to total deafness during the last decade of his life, he composed his greatest works during this period.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (6)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #373||Ludwig von Beethoven||188.8.131.52||GORTON||555665555112233||2007|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #438||Give to the winds your fears||Give to the Winds Your Fears||Martin Tel; Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||Ludwig van Beethoven||184.108.40.206||Psalm 109||GORTON||A Major||2013|
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #632||Remember not, O God||Remember Not, O God||Ludwig van Beethoven||220.127.116.11||Psalm 79||GORTON||A Flat Major||2013|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #79B||Remember not, O God||Remember Not, O God||Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827||18.104.22.168||Psalm 79||GORTON||A Flat Major||2012|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #109A||Give to the winds your fears||Hymn: Give to the Winds Your Fears||Martin Tel; Charles Wesley (1707-1788)||Ludwig van Beethoven||22.214.171.124||Psalm 109||GORTON||A Major||English||2012|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #254||Remember not, O God||Remember Not, O God||Ludwig von Beethoven||126.96.36.199||Psalm 79||GORTON||A Flat Major||English||1987|