Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)

Ps. 37: v. 5. "Befalla Herranom tin väg" / Psalm 37:5 "Befalla Herranom din väg" [Psalm no. 37, verse 5 "Commit thy way unto the Lord", according to the King James Version] (soprano, alto, bass and strings; with instrumental introduction]

HRV 700

  • Year of composition: Year of composition uncertain (according to Holm)
  • Work category: Voices and ensemble
  • Text author: Book of Psalms 37:5 (Old Testament)
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min


cont. / str

Solo voices/choir

solo voices: soprano, alto och bass

Location for score and part material

Manuscripts can be found at the Musik- och teaterbiblioteket (Ro:77b), Lund University library (Kraus 124) and Uppsala University Libraray (hs. 63:3, hs. 68:4)

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Ro:97(19) [incomplete]


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

Description of work

[Instrumental introduction] Vivace A major 4/4 (C)

Work comment

Authenticated work (according to Holm)

The song also exists in a version without instrumental introduction, for soprano, alto and continuo (no figures), as well as a version with instrumental introduction, for soprano, bass and continuo (no figures); see separate posts for those versions


Befalla Herranom tin [sic] väg (sopran)
och hoppas på honom (alt)
och hoppas på honom (bas)
Han skal väl görat [sic] (samtliga)