The hymn, “All People That on Earth Do Dwell,” is a setting of Psalm 100 by Scottish clergyman William Kethe (d. 1594), who helped translate the Geneva Bible in 1560 and contributed 25 metrical psalms to the 1561 Anglo-Genevan Psalter.
The tune is commonly attributed to Louis Bourgeois (c. 1510–1560), a French composer and music theorist who was the primarily compiler of tunes for the Genevan Psalter. It was first associated with a metrical setting of Psalm 134; its later association with Psalm 100 earned it the nickname, “Old Hundredth.” It is also the tune that most often accompanies the doxology, “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow,” the final stanza of the poem, “Awake, My Soul, and With the Sun,” by Thomas Ken (1637-1711).
This very familiar hymn may be sung in unison from any hymnal containing the five verses, from text projected or printed in a service bulletin, or from the included voice part. Verse 4 may be sung a capella, in parts, by choir alone; or by congregation and/or choir in unison or parts with organ accompaniment.
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