In Psalm 52, King David bitterly mourns Saul’s savage massacre of the innocent priest and his family at the town of Nob. After calling down God’s fierce wrath on the barbaric assassin, David takes comfort in reflecting that the righteous saint is “like a green olive tree in the house of God.”
How do you feel about alternative hymn melodies? (Please share your views in the comments section below.) For example, Fanny Crosby’s hymn “Redeemed” can be sung with either the Kirkpatrick tune or the newer setting by A. L. Butler. I love both compositions and am happy to lead the congregation using either. By contrast, when it comes to the Charitie Bancroft hymn “Before the Throne of God Above,” I feel the newer Vikki Cook tune better suits the words, even though I love Bradbury’s “Sweet Hour” melody, which perfectly fits the “Sweet Hour of Prayer” text. “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place” is a marvelous poem, but Gretry’s melody plagiarizes “Solid Rock,” and to me, his rhythms feel stilted. I offer you this new musical setting. Do you feel it works well with the text?
Psalm 100 has been beloved by billions of worshipers for the past 3,000 years. Here is a brand new musical setting of this encouraging text. “Make a Joyful Noise! (Psalm 100)” is Craig Buhler’s latest composition for Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers. The piece was composed for second tenor-baritone-bass (TBB) voices with piano accompaniment and was featured at the PMGS Spring Concert in June, 2021. An optional additional part is available for flute, alto saxophone, or clarinet.
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Here is another “New Reformation Hymn,” with text by Douglas Bond, music by Craig Buhler, and paintings by Tim Greathead. May you be blessed and encouraged as you sing along with this uplifting hymn. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
Click “CONTINUE READING” below for sheet music to this hymn.