Revenge of the Killer Bs: Psalm 52, Why Do You Boast

Update 10/2/20: Sheet music for this song can be downloaded here.

More Killer B’s, more revenge. And this time, the theme of the Psalm revenge, too. Psalm 52 is pretty biting stuff, as I discussed before. Naturally, I’m partial to my rendition, but I can also see the charms of Doug Gay and John Bell’s setting that made its way to the pages of Psalms for All Seasons. Theirs uses the tune BACA, which is a sturdy, singable tune, whereas my tune is a bit more difficult. Both our texts struggle to apply the Psalm’s vitriolic language into something that could be used in today’s worship.

$5 to the first church who uses either in a worship service: MP3.

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