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 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 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.


Texts by Bertus Frederick Polman (38)sort iconAsInstances
Behold, how good, how pleasant is the unionBert Polman (Versifier)2
Christ, you are the fullness of GodBert Polman (Versifier)7
Christian, do you struggleBert Polman (Reviser)3
Clap your hands all you peopleBert Polman (Author (st. 2))2
Come light, light of GodBert Polman, 1945- (Translator)3
Come quickly, LORD, to rescue meBert Polman (Versifier)6
Damascus bound, Saul meant to preyBert Polman (Author)3
Elijah planned to interfereBert Polman (Author)2
For health and strength and daily foodBert Polman (Author (st. 2-3))4
Forest trees, what are these?Bert Polman (Author (st. 3-4))2
God, we sing your glorious praisesBert Polman (Author)2
Hail to the Lord's anointedBert Polman (Reviser)1
Hear us, O Shepherd of your chosen raceBert Polman (Versifier)2
"Holy, holy, holy," angel hosts are singing ("Santo, santo, santo" canta serafines)Bert Polman (English paraphraser)7
How blest are those who thoughtfully the poor and weak befriendBert Polman (Versifier)2
I praise the king with all my versesBert Polman (Versifier)2
I waited patiently for God, He turned to me and heard my cryBert Polman (Versifier)2
If I speak a foreign tongueBert Polman (Versifier)2
If you believe and I believe and we together prayBert Polman, b. 1945 (Author (st. 2-3))2
In the beginning was the Word eternalBert Polman (Versifier)3
In the presence of your peopleBert Polman (Author (st. 2-3))4
It makes no difference who we areBert Polman (Adapter)2
Jesus called to Peter, who was fishingBert Polman (Author)3
Jesus, Jesus, let us tell you what we knowBert Polman (Author (st. 2))2
Jesus the Lord said, "I am the bread"Bert Polman, b. 1945 (Author (stanzas 6-7))2
John saw the angels and the saints in glory (Juan vio el número de los redímidos)Bert Polman (Versifier (English))4
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 (Versifier)5
Lord, my petition heedBert Polman (Reviser)3
Magnify the Lord (Magnficat, magnificat)Bert Polman (Paraphraser)4
O God, we have heard what our parents have toldBert Polman (Versifier)4
O mighty rulers, can you claimBert Polman (Versifier)2
Praised be the God of IsraelBert Polman (Versifier)2
Restore us, Lord, and show your faceBert Polman, b. 1945 (Author (refrain))2
Wash me through the grace of God renewed withinBert Polman, b. 1945 (Author (st. 2-3))2
We are members of Christ's bodyBert Polman, b. 1945 (Author)3
When evil people sinBert Polman (Versifier)2
You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peaceBert Polman (Author (st. 2))1

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