Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)

Ps. 12. v. 2. "Hielp Herre the helige äro förminskade" / Psalm 12:2 "Hjälp Herre de heliga äro förminskade" [Psalm no. 12, verse 1, according to the King James Version ("Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth")]

HRV 505

  • Year of composition: after 1728 (according to Holm)
  • Work category: Mixed choir and instruments
  • Text author: Old Testament, Book of Psalms no. 12, verse 1 (according to the Swedish Bible; verse 3 according to the King James Version)
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min


cont. / str

Solo voices/choir


Location for score and part material

Avskrift finns hos Lunds Universitetsbibliotek (Engelhardt 624)

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Ro:68a/67a/71


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

Description of work

Largo E major 4/4 (C)

Work comment

Authenticated work (according to Holm)

Last in the autograph Roman has written 'GvL.' [God be praised]


Hielp Herre the [sic] helige äro förminskade
och the trogne äro få