For Health and Strength

For health and strength and daily food

Author (st. 2-3): Bertus Frederick Polman (1991)
Tune: GRACE (Dutch)
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

For health and strength and
daily food, We
praise thy name, O Lord

Source: Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #47

Author (st. 2-3): Bertus Frederick Polman

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 orga… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: For health and strength and daily food
Title: For Health and Strength
Author (st. 2-3): Bertus Frederick Polman (1991)
Source: Traditional (stanza 1)
Language: English
Copyright: © J. Curwen and Sons. Reprinted with permission of ECS Publiching , Boston



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Ambassador Hymnal #394

Chalice Hymnal #580

Sing With Me #165

Singing Our Faith #286

Songs for Life #34

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #566


Worship in Song #47

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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