VERGEEF, O HEERComposer: Gerben Baaij; Harmonizer: Dale Grotenhuis (1983)
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|Harmonizer:||Dale Grotenhuis (1983)|
|Copyright:||Harmonization © 1987, CRC Publications; Tune © 1973, Leidboek voor de Kerken|
O LORD, I call for help by day,
and in the night I still must cry.
Regard me, listen to my prayer.
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VERGEEF, O HEER, composed by Gerben Baaij (b. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1929), was first published in the Dutch hymnal Liedboek voor de Kerken (1973) as a setting for a translation of John Greenleaf Whittier's "Forgive, O Lord, Our Severing Ways." Baaij Studied organ, voice, and composition at the Protestant Church Music School in Utrecht. He is director of the Recreatie-centra of the Hervormde Kerk in the Netherlands and cantor and organist for the ecumenical services in the Doorn-Driebergen region.
Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) harmonized the tune in 1983. VERGEEF, O HEER is one of the few tunes in the Psalter Hymnal with only three lines; each is rhythmically unique, with the middle line providing the apex of the entire melodic curve. The song may be sung in parts or by two alternating groups, but stanzas 1 and 8 should always be sung by everyone.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #88||O LORD, I call for help by day||O LORD, I Call for Help by Day||Stanley Wiersma||Dale Grotenhuis; Gerben Baaij||8.8.8||Psalm 88||VERGEEF, O HEER||d minor||English||1987|