Congregational Songs

Greg Scheer

People of the Lord

words and music by Greg Scheer
from Psalm 78:1-7
copyright 2006

Who would have thought that a Genevan Psalter-style setting of Psalm 78 in 7/8 time would become my biggest hit? After it won the Calvin09 hymn contest, the song was translated into a half dozen languages, sung from Switzerland to Brazil, and is beginning to appear in print and CD. Your church can get in on the fun, too, by downloading the music at Piano and organ accompaniments are available here. Contact me for brass and string parts.

hear the music: MP3
print the leadsheet: PDF
print the piano accompaniment: PDF-piano, PDF-organ/piano ($2 shareware fee requested)
read the whole story of the song: musicblog
sing it in another language:

Il Popolo di Dio (Italian #1); Popolo di Dio (Italian #2)
Luister Volk van God (Dutch #1); Volk van onze Heer (Dutch#2)
Pievel da Dieu (Ladin)
Isten Népe page 1, page 2 (Hungarian)
Leute Gottes, Lauscht (German)
Peuple du Seigneur (French #1); Peuple du Seigneur (French #2)
Povo do Senhor page 1, page 2 (Portueguese)
Pueblo del Señor (Spanish)

1. People of the Lord
listen to my voice
Hear the ancient words
Once again rejoice

What we have heard what we have known
Let our tongues tell our sons and daughters
The wonders of our living God
That they may join us in the chorus

2. Tell of God's great deeds
Teach His loving law
That faith's precious seed
in each heart may grow

3. Tell the news till each
generation knows
They in turn will teach
those yet to be born

4. May we trust in God
rest in His strong hand
Live in His strong love
follow His commands