Psalm 4 Steinruck prose
First line: Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness
Genre: common practice through-composed
Source: Canticles Divine vol. 2
Composer: Frederick Steinruck PD
Author: King James Version
Singer: Michael E. Owens
Comments: Yes, I think 'Selah' means 'pause and consider', so here we obey that with a literal pause. And yes, the Hebrew word 'ragaz' used to mean 'leasing'; now it means 'falsehood.' I don't care what 'leasing' meant 400 years ago; today it means 'renting' and I'm not going to sing that it's vanity to seek after leasing.
Michael E. Owens is church musician serving the reformed community from Lancaster County, PA. Michael was born in 1974, and is a piano technician by trade.