Father eternal, great God of creation

Father eternal, great God of creation

Author: John J. Overholt (1972)
Tune: LUX FIAT
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: John J. Overholt

John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition of hymn singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilati… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father eternal, great God of creation
Author: John J. Overholt (1972)
Meter: 11.10.11.10.10.10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1972
Copyright: Text Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers

Tune

LUX FIAT

LUX FIAT is an excerpt from a choral work by Charles F. Gounod (b. Paris, France, 1818; d. St. Cloud, France, 1893), first published in his 1878 collection Chants Sacres. The tune has the characteristics of a twentieth-century Scripture chorus: short, simple, and effective if not overused. LUX FIAT…

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Instances

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #987

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