RENDEZ À DIEU

Composer (attributed to): Louis Bourgeois

Loys "Louis" Bourgeois (c.1510–1560) was a French composer and music theorist of the Renaissance. He is most famous as one of the main compilers of Calvinist hymn tunes in the middle of the 16th century. One of the most famous melodies in all of Christendom, the Protestant doxology known as the Old 100th, is commonly attributed to him. Next to nothing is known about his early life. His first publication, some secular chansons, dates from 1539 in Lyon. By 1545 he had gone to Geneva (according to civic records) and become a music teacher there. In 1547 he was granted citizenship in Geneva, and in that same year he also published his first four-voice psalms. In 1549 and 1550 he worked on a collections of psalm-tunes, most of which were… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer (attributed to): Louis Bourgeois (1543)
Meter: 9.8.9.8 D
Incipit: 16511 24325 33143
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Genevan Psalter, 1551

Texts

Bread of the world, in mercy broken

New Songs of Celebration Render

New songs of celebration render
to God who has great wonders done.
Love sits enthroned in ageless splendor:
come and adore the Mighty One.
God has made known his great salvation
which all his friends with joy confess;
God has revealed to every nation
truth and unending righteousness.
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Father, We Thank Thee, Who Hast Planted

Father, we give you thanks, who planted
your holy name within our hearts;
knowledge and faith and life immortal
Jesus, your Son, to us imparts.
Lord, you have made all for your pleasure,
and given us food for all our days,
giving in Christ the bread eternal.
Yours is the power; be yours the praise.
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Notes

GENEVAN 98/118 is the one tune in the Psalter Hymnal used for two psalms. It was first published in the 1551 Genevan Psalter as a setting for Psalm 118; in the 1562 edition it was also set to Psalm 98 (hence both numbers in the tune name). The tune is also often named RENDEZ A DIEV, the French incipit for Psalm 118.

This beloved tune is one of the finest and most widely sung of the Genevan psalm tunes (next to GENEVAN 134). Its clear melodic structure and vibrant rhythm call for firm accompaniment with bright organ registration, though some congregations may want to try unaccompanied singing on a stanza or two in the tradition of the sixteenth-century Reformers.

Many modern hymnals set this tune to versifications of Psalm 98 or to hymn texts such as the one at 314. The 1564 harmonization here by Claude Goudimel (PHH 6) originally placed the melody in the tenor. See 98 and 314 for other harmonizations of this tune; 314 is placed in the key of F.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1111
Text: Christians, Sing Out with Exultation
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The Cyber Hymnal #2068
Text: Give Thanks unto the Lord, Jehovah
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The Cyber Hymnal #7542
Text: When John Baptized by Jordan's River
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #98
Text: Sing, Sing a New Song to the LORD God
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #118
Text: Give Thanks to God for All His Goodness
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #314
Text: Father, We Give You Thanks, Who Planted
Worship and Rejoice #8
Text: New Songs of Celebration
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Worship and Rejoice #239
Text: When John Baptized by Jordan's River
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Worship and Rejoice #693
Text: Bread of the World

Instances

Instances (52)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
A New Hymnal for Colleges and School #206
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #327Image
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #629Text
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #672Text
Common Praise (1998) #15Text
Common Praise (1998) #54Text
Common Praise (1998) #165Text
Common Praise (1998) #316Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #312Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #478Image
Gather (3rd ed.) #467Image
Gather (3rd ed.) #632Image
Gather Comprehensive #568Text
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #390
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #547
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #371TextImageAudioFlexscore
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #499TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #301TextImage
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #302TextImage
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #413TextImage
Hymnal Supplement II #28
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #343
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #396
Hymns of Truth & Light #4
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #113Image
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #196ImageAudio
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #547Image
Lutheran Service Book #600Text
Lutheran Service Book #652Text
Lutheran Service Book #792Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #218TextImage
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #502TextImage
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #98CImage
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #118HImage
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #98TextImageAudioScore
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #118TextImageAudioScore
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #314TextImageAudioScore
Rejoice in the Lord #119Text
Rejoice in the Lord #551Text
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #13
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #201
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #742
The New Century Hymnal #167Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #565TextImage
The Worshiping Church #32TextImage
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #14TextImage
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #613TextImage
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #461Text
With One Voice #704Text
Worship and Rejoice #8TextImageAudioScore
Worship and Rejoice #239TextImageAudioScore
Worship and Rejoice #693TextImageAudioScore



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