|First Line:||Christ, you are the fullness of God|
|Title:||Christ, You Are the Fullness|
|Versifier:||Bertus Frederick Polman (1986)|
|Copyright:||Text and harmonization © 1987, CRC Publications|
st. 1 =Col. l: 15-18
st. 2 = Col. 3:1-4
st. 3 = Col. 3:15-17
"Christ, You Are the Fullness" is an unrhymed paraphrase of three essential passages in Paul's letter to the Colossians: 1: 15-18, about the supremacy of Christ (st. 1); 3:1-4, about our position in Christ (st. 2); and 3: 15-17, about thankful (doxological) living (st. 3). Bert Polman (PHH 37) versified these Scriptures in 1986 to be sung with the Korean tune ARIRANG so that the hymnal would include at least one Korean tune. A Korean musician recommended this tune as one that all Koreans would know.
Suitable in any parts or occasions of Christian worship focusing on Christ's kingship or kingdom, God's glory, the church, peace and purity, or doxological praise.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook