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 42
  5. Genevan Psalm CX
  6. Genevan Psalm CXVIII
  7. Genevan Psalm XII
  8. Le Cantique de Siméon
  9. L’Omnipotent
  10. O Esca Viatorum
  11. Old 100th
  12. Old 107th
  13. Old 122nd
  14. Rendez à Dieu
  15. St. Michael