Bertus Frederick Polman

Bertus Frederick Polman
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Short Name: Bertus Frederick Polman
Full Name: Polman, Bertus Frederick, 1945-2013
Birth Year: 1945
Death Year: 2013

Bert Frederick Polman (b. Rozenburg, Zuid Holland, the Netherlands, 1945; d. Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 1, 2013) was 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 is professor of music at Redeemer College in Ancaster, Ontario, and organist at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Waterdown, Ontario. His teaching covered a wide range of courses in music theory, music history, music literature, and worship, and Canadian Native studies. His research specialty was Christian hymnody. He was also an organist, a frequent workshop leader at music and worship conferences, and contributor to journals such as The Hymn and Reformed Worship. Dr. Bert was co-editor of the Psalter Hymnal Handbook (1989), and served on the committees that prepared Songs for Life (1994) and Sing! A New Creation (2001), both published by CRC Publications.

Emily Brink


Texts by Bertus Frederick Polman (38)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Behold, how good, how pleasant is the unionBert Polman (Versifier)English2
Christ, you are the fullness of GodBert Polman (Versifier)English7
Christian, do you struggleBert Polman (Reviser)English3
Clap your hands all you peopleBert Polman (Author (st. 2))2
Come light, light of GodBertus Frederick Polman (Translator)English3
Come quickly, LORD, to rescue meBert Polman (Versifier)English6
Damascus bound, Saul meant to preyBert Polman (Author)3
Elijah planned to interfereBertus Frederick Polman (Author)2
For health and strength and daily foodBertus Frederick Polman (Author (st. 2-3))English4
Forest trees, what are these?Bertus Frederick Polman (Author (st. 3-4))2
God, we sing your glorious praisesBert Polman (Author)2
Hail to the Lord's anointedBert Polman (Reviser)2
Hear us, O Shepherd of your chosen raceBert Polman (Versifier)English2
"Holy, holy, holy," angel hosts are singing ("Santo, santo, santo" canta serafines)Bert Polman (Translator)English8
How blest are those who thoughtfully the poor and weak befriendBert Polman (Versifier)English2
I praise the king with all my versesBertus Frederick Polman (Versifier)English2
I waited patiently for God, He turned to me and heard my cryBert Polman (Versifier)English2
If I speak a foreign tongueBert Polman (Versifier)English3
If you believe and I believe and we together prayBert Polman (Author (st. 2-3))English2
In the beginning was the Word eternalBert Polman (Versifier)English3
In the presence of your peopleBert Polman (Author (sts, 2-3))English5
It makes no difference who we areBert Polman (Adapter)English2
Jesus called to Peter, who was fishingBert Polman (Author)3
Jesus, Jesus, let us tell you what we knowBert Polman (Author (st. 2))English2
Jesus the Lord said, "I am the bread"Bert Polman, b. 1945 (Author (sts. 6-7))English2
John saw the angels and the saints in glory (Juan vio el número de los redímidos)Bert Polman (Author (English))English, Spanish4
Lift up your head and let your heart hear the storyBertus Frederick Polman (Author (refrain))2
Lift up your heads, O gates; The King of glory waitsBertus Frederick Polman (Versifier)English5
Lord, my petition heedBert Polman (Reviser)English3
Magnify the Lord (Magnficat, magnificat)Bert Polman (Author)English, Latin4
O God, we have heard what our parents have toldBert Polman (Author)4
O mighty rulers, can you claimBert Polman (Versifier)English2
Praised be the God of IsraelBertus Frederick Polman (Versifier)English2
Restore us, Lord, and show your faceBertus Frederick Polman (Author (refrain))2
Wash me through the grace of God renewed withinBert Polman, b. 1945 (Author (st. 2-3))English2
We are members of Christ's bodyBert Polman (Author)English3
When evil people sinBert Polman (Versifier)English2
You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peaceBert Polman (Author (st. 2))English1

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