Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)

Ps. XII.6. "Efter nu the elände" / Psalm 12:6 "Efter nu de elände" [Psalm no. 12, verse 5 (sic), according to the King James Version ("For the oppression of the poor")]

HRV 820

  • Year of composition: 1856? (after 1728, according to Holm)
  • Work category: Voice and other instruments
  • Text author: Book of Psalms 12:[5]6 (Old Testament)
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min


cont.; with "si suona" elements

Solo voices/choir


Location for score and part material

Handwritten copy can be found at the Lund University library (Wenster Ä:2)

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Ro:81, Ro:78c


Holm, Anna Lena: "Tematisk förteckning över J.H. Romans vokalverk". Musikaliska akademiens bibliotek (1994)

Description of work

Grave G minor 4/4 (C)

Work comment

Authenticated work (according to Holm)


Efter nu the [sic] elände förtryckte varda
och the fattige socka, vil [sic] jag up, 
säger Herren