Death, Be Not Proud

Larry Visser

Text Author: Peter Jonker

Text and Tune © 2020 The Leupold Foundation. Choral Arr. © 2020 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Organ

Tune Name: Susan beth

Text Source: Based on a poem by John Donne, 1572–1631

Series: Calvin Inst

Difficulty Level: E/M


A paraphrase of John Donne's sonnet, "Death, Be Not Proud," set as a hymn concertato. Each stanza begins with a challenge to death's power and concludes with the affirmation that Christ will have the final victory. A Soprano descant crowns the final stanza, sung over the assembly's unison singing. Appropriate for funeral, memorial services, and All Saints Sunday.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Topical: Eternal Life, Love of God for Us, Resurrection

Number of Pages: 16

Language: English

Format: Octavo