1510–1561

Circa 1510, Paris, France.

August 25, 1572, Paris, France, in the St. Bar­thol­o­mew’s Day Mas­sa­cre (McCutchan, p. 24).

Bourgeois followed John Cal­vin to Ge­ne­va, Switz­er­land, in 1541. He became a cantor at the Church of St. Pi­erre, and edited the Ge­ne­van Psal­ter. At one point, he was jailed for modifying some well known tunes. Fortunately, hymnists do not face such strict penalties today. Bour­geois reportedly left Ge­ne­va in 1557. His works include:

  1. Bourgeois
  2. Commandments
  3. Comme an Agneau
  4. Genevan Psalm CX
  5. Genevan Psalm CXVIII
  6. Genevan Psalm XII
  7. Le Cantique de Siméon
  8. L’Omnipotent
  9. O Esca Viatorum
  10. Old 100th
  11. Old 107th
  12. Old 122nd
  13. Rendez à Dieu
  14. St. Michael