Psalm 139: Search Me O God – a song

Beethhoven’s La Pathetique was the theme music used by John Cargher on ABC RN’s Singers of Renown over five decades.  While studying one day I realised that this would make an excellent worship song and on asking my wife, Tanya Wittwer for a suggested topic, she suggested her favourite psalm, which was 139.
The video was recorded by Craig Mitchell at the Uniting Church of Australia’s (UCA) Songwrite weekend at Burnside UCA, SA, in June 2016.  Guest speaker was Michael Hawne, from SMU Perkins, School of Theology, Texas.

The sheet music is found here. You are welcome to use this in your church with acknowledgment.

Video

Words by Leigh Newton based Psalm 139. Music by Leigh Newton based on Beethoven’s “La Pathetique”.  Music in “All Together OK”.  Leigh Newton © 1993.     Website: leighnewton.com.au

 

2 thoughts on “Psalm 139: Search Me O God – a song”

  1. Re: “Beethhoven’s La Pathetique was the theme music used by John Cargher on ABC RN’s Singers of Renown over five decades.”
    This is incorrect. The theme music used by John Cargher on “Singers of Renown” during 42 years of broadcast was from: “E ben altro il mio sogno” from Giacomo Puccini’s “Il tabarro”, duet sung by Renata Tebaldi and Mario Del Monaco.
    You are probably thinking of the theme music used by Karl Haas in his well known classical music program “Adventures in Good Music” aired nationally in the U.S. and elsewhere from 1970 to 2007. That indeed used the melody in question: “The theme music for the show was the 2nd movement from Beethoven’s “Pathétique” Sonata (Sonata No 8 in C minor), performed by Haas himself, live for each program; and Haas started every show with his trademark greeting “Hello everyone.” See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventures_in_Good_Music.
    Listen to intro here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SroFMeF4RY&list=RD9SroFMeF4RY&start_radio=1
    Hope that helps.
    All the best, Johannes

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