Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein

Meter: 8.8. 8.8.
Source: Genevan Psalter, 1547
Proper Text: When in the Hour of Deepest Need (Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein)

Zahn No. 394

This tune has its origin in Louis Bourgeois’ music for the metrical version of the Ten Commandments in the Genevan Psalter, “Leve le coeur” (Zahn No. 750), which is reproduced in Lobwasser’s Psalter in connection with the metrical version of Psalm 140, “Errett mich, o mein lieber Herre.” The music as it appears in Lobwasser is as follows: