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Forest Trees

Author (st. 1-2): Mary Lu Walker

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Author (st. 3-4): Bertus Frederick Polman

Bert Polman served as chair of the Music Department at Calvin College and senior research fellow for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Dr. Bert studied at Dordt College (BA 1968), the University of Minnesota (MA 1969, PhD in musicology 1981), and the Institute for Christian Studies. Dr. Bert was a longtime professor of music at Redeemer College in Ancaster, Ontario, and organist at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Waterdown, Ontario. His teaching covers a wide range of courses in music theory, music history, music literature, and worship, and Canadian Native studies. His research specialty is Christian hymnody. He is also an organist, a frequent workshop leader at music and worship conferences, and contributor to journals such as… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Forest trees, what are these?
Title: Forest Trees
Author (st. 3-4): Bertus Frederick Polman (1992)
Author (st. 1-2): Mary Lu Walker
Refrain First Line: Thank you, Father
Copyright: Stanzas 1-2 and melody © 1973, The Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle in the State of new York. Used by permission of Paulist Press.; Stanzas 3-4 and arrangement © 1994, CRC Publications.


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