You Are the Lord, Giver of Mercy!

You are the Lord, giver of mercy

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First Line: You are the Lord, giver of mercy
Title: You Are the Lord, Giver of Mercy!
Meter: 9.9.9
Source: Trad. liturgical text
Publication Date: 2013
Copyright: © 1970 The Westminster Press (admin. Westminster John Knox Press)


This adaptation of the traditional Kyrie eleison text transforms a series of petitions into a series of acclamations. With harsher music these might have seemed bold or rash, but this plaintive setting derived from an Appalachian melody preserves a sense of humility and trust.



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Glory to God #437

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