Psalm 117 02:04

Liner Notes

Psalm 117, the briefest of all Psalms in the Psalter, was once described by the Christian Hebraist W. F. Cobb as “a Halleluya writ large in two verses.” It is a hymn to universalist sensibilities in its imperative to all nations (kol go’yim) to praise God (i.e., to accept a monotheistically oriented oneness) for His two chief attributes: mercy and truth, which are held to apply to all peoples for all time. Strassburg composed this setting as an independent piece in 1965, not as part of any larger work.

By: Neil W. Levin



Sung in English

O praise the Lord, praise the Lord, all ye nations, praise Him, all ye peoples, for His merciful kindness is great toward us.
And the truth of the Lord endureth forever and ever, praise ye the Lord.



Composer: Robert Strassburg

Length: 02:04
Genre: Choral

Performers: Justin Bischof, Organ;  Patrick Gardner, Conductor;  Kirkpatrick Choir

Date Recorded: 05/01/2001
Venue: Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims (B), Brooklyn, New York
Engineer: Rapley, Robert
Assistant Engineer: Frost, David
Project Manager: Richard Lee and Neil Levin

Additional Credits:

Publisher: Transcontinental


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