FEAST OF REJECTION
I wrote this tune for Timothy Dudley-Smith’s Maundy Thursday hymn, “As In that Upper Room You Left Your Seat.” The meter is 10.10.10.10, with a repeat of the final line. You’ll notice there are no time signatures. I want people to sing the melody with a strong sense of phrasing rather than slavishly reading meter changes. Just sing it like chant, with a quarter note pulse.
This is an orphan tune, waiting to be adopted by a text to call its own. If you write lyrics for this melody or pair it with an existing text, please report its use to CCLI or OneLicense and let me know how you’ve used it.
music by Greg Scheer
text: “As in That Upper Room You Left Your Seat” by Timothy Dudley-Smith