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Die dag zal komen, Brandend als een oven (Mel. 110th psalm)

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Uploaded by: EdoL (12/15/14)
Composer: Bourgois, Loys
Sample Producer: OrganArt Media
Sample Set: 1761/2005 J. A. Silbermann-Metzler, Arlesheim, Switzerland
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Hymn
Die dag zal komen, brandend als een oven.

Melody: Loys Bourgois 1551
Setting: Claude Goudimel 1565
Words: W. Barnard (1920-2010)

This is a Dutch Advent song, set to the ancient melody of the 110th psalm; not a translation, but a completely new hymn.

I played it at metronome 60 for the minim, as it possibly was done during the time it was composed.
This tempo makes for a lively song like something played by a band of musicians in the streets.

In Dutch churches we sing it slower, in strict reformed churches a LOT slower, in some even at about half the speed and not rythmically, out of a kind of reverence (murdering melody and words in the process) I for one cannot understand.

As only a few of you will be able to understand the words, I'll summarize the content in short:

(Ofcourse these words cannot be sung to the melody and I suspect the poet who wrote it would possibly turn is his grave. Apologies, Willem)

There is a short introduction to the melody in a moderate modern style and most verses are played as Goudimel set them, but verse 2 is played as a hammer slaying the evil.

Verse 1:
The day shall come, burning like an oven, a forest fire unstoppable,
that will consume the roots of evil.

Verse 2:
For all those who lived without love for others and hope,
only for themselves, this will be the end.

Verse 3:
This is the day of the Lord, when injustice shall perish,
The light will conquer the darkness and from the night comes the dawn.

Verse 4:
God's praise will sound everywhere,
Winter has gone away and we will be free.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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