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Bertus Frederick Polman

Bertus Frederick Polman
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 union, When brothers, sisters live in sweet communionBert 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 GodBert Polman, b. 1945 (Translator)English3
Come quickly, LORD, to rescue meBert Polman (Versifier)English7
Damascus bound, Saul meant to preyBertus Frederick Polman (Author)3
Elijah planned to interfereBertus Frederick Polman (Author)2
For health and strength and daily foodBert Polman (Author (st. 2-3))English3
Forest trees, what are these?Bert Polman (Author (st. 3-4))2
God, we sing your glorious praisesBert Polman (Author)English3
Hail to the Lord's anointedRev. Bert Polman (Alterer)English2
Hear us, O Shepherd of your chosen raceBertus Frederick Polman (Versifier)English2
How blest are those who thoughtfully the poor and weak befriendBert Polman (Versifier)English2
I praise the king with all my versesBert Polman (Versifier)English2
I waited patiently for God, He turned to me and heard my cryBertus Frederick Polman (Versifier)English2
If I speak a foreign tongueBert Polman (Versifier)English4
If you believe and I believe and we together prayBert Polman (Author (st. 2-3))English2
In the beginning was the Word eternalBertus Frederick Polman (Versifier)English4
In the presence of your peopleBert Polman (Author (st. 2-3))English5
It makes no difference who we areBertus Frederick Polman (Adapter)English2
Jesus called to Peter, who was fishingBert Polman (Author)3
Jesus, Jesus, let us tell you what we knowBertus Frederick Polman (Author (st. 2))English2
Jesus the Lord said, "I am the bread"Bert Polman, b. 1945 (Author (stanzas 6-7))English2
John saw the angels and the saints in glory (Juan vio el número de los redímidos)Bert Polman (Versifier (English))English, Spanish5
Lift up your head and let your heart hear the storyBert Polman, b. 1945 (Author (refrain))2
Lift up your heads, O gates; The King of glory waitsBert Polman, b. 1945 (Author)English6
Lord, my petition heedBert Polman (Reviser)English4
Magnify the Lord (Magnficat, magnificat)Bert Polman (Paraphraser)English, Latin5
O God, we have heard what our parents have toldBert Polman (Author)4
O mighty rulers, can you claimBertus Frederick 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
"Holy, holy, holy," angel hosts are singing ("Santo, santo, santo" cantan serafines)Bert Polman, 1945-2013 (Translator (st. 1))English9
Wash me through the grace of God renewed withinBert Polman, b. 1945 (Author (st. 2-3))English2
We are members of Christ's bodyBertus Frederick Polman (Author)English3
When evil people sinBertus Frederick Polman (Versifier)English2
You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peaceBert Polman (Author (st. 2))English1

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