God, Who Created Hearts to Love

Scripture References

Thematically related:

Further Reflections on Scripture References

The wedding at Cana is found in John 2:1-11.
The mystery found in st.4 is referenced in Genesis 2:21-25.

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

This song focuses on the home, family, and marriage, a topic with helpful references in the confessions. Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 46, testifies to the implications of living as “the family of God.”


Our Song of Hope, stanza 13 calls God’s children to be “stewards of marriage with its lifelong commitment to love...”


God, Who Created Hearts to Love

Tune Information

D Major

God, Who Created Hearts to Love

Hymn Story/Background

LASST UNS ERFREUEN derives its opening line and several other melodic ideas from GENEVAN 68 (68). The tune was first published with the Easter text "Lasst uns erfreuen herzlich sehr" in the Jesuit hymnal Ausserlesene Catlwlische Geistliche Kirchengesiinge (Cologne, 1623). LASST UNS ERFREUEN appeared in later hymnals with variations in the "alleluia" phrases.
— Bert Polman

Author Information

M.D. Ridge began composing because she couldn't find music that fit her choirs' resources. With more than 20 years of experience, she writes strong, singable, and scripturally based compositions that help choirs make the most of limited resources.

M.D. is also a prolific author, with articles appearing in Today's Liturgy, The Hymnology Annual, Liturgia y Canción, and Pastoral Music. With Michael R. Prendergast, she is co-editor of Voices from the Council. A long-time veteran of parish music ministry, she retired in November 2007. She continues to write music, books and articles, and present workshops, retreats and talks.
— OCP (http://www.ocp.org/)
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