Almighty Father, Covenant God

Almighty Father, covenant God

Author: Marie J. Post (1975)
Tune: WYATT (Grotenhuis)
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Author: Marie J. Post

Marie was educated at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. She taught at the Muskegon Christian Junior High School from 1940 to 1942). She contributed poetry to the Grand Rapids Press and church periodicals for three decades, and served on the 1987 Revision Committee for the Christian Reformed Church’s Psalter Hymnal, which contained a number of her original texts and paraphrases. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Almighty Father, covenant God
Title: Almighty Father, Covenant God
Author: Marie J. Post (1975)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1987, CRC Publications

Notes

Marie J. Post (PHH 5) wrote "Almighty Father, Covenant God" in 1975 for the baptism of her grandson Wyatt L. Worst. Both text and tune were first published in the 1987 Psalter Hymnal The text includes both Old Testament covenant language, such as "the seed of Abraham" (st. 4), and New Testament images for baptism, such as being grafted into Christ and being adopted as children of God (st. 2). Stanza 5 is a trinitarian doxology (see PHH 246 for a brief explanation of trinitarian structure). Liturgical Use: Infant baptism. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Tune

WYATT (Grotenhuis)

WYATT is a tune that Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) originally composed for an Easter cantata. When Marie J. Post asked him to provide music for her baptism hymn, Grotenhuis used this tune. At Post's request, he named it WYATT in honor of her grandson. WYATT has an effective melodic contour that rises to i…

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