For the Glories of God's Grace

For the glories of God's grace

Versifier: Marie J. Post (1985)
Tune: MONKLAND
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Versifier: Marie J. Post

Marie (Tuinstra) Post (b. Jenison, MI, 1919; d. Grand Rapids, MI, 1990) While attending Dutch church services as a child, Post was first introduced to the Genevan psalms, which influenced her later writings. She attended Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she studied with Henry Zylstra. From 1940 to 1942 she taught at the Muskegon Christian Junior High School. For over thirty years Post wrote poetry for the Grand Rapids Press and various church periodicals. She gave many readings of her poetry in churches and schools and has been published in a number of journals and poetry anthologies. Two important collections of her poems are I Never Visited an Artist Before (1977) and the posthumous Sandals, Sails, and Saints (1993). A member… Go to person page >

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First Line: For the glories of God's grace
Title: For the Glories of God's Grace
Versifier: Marie J. Post (1985)
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1987, CRC Publications

Notes

Scripture References:
all st. = 2 Cor. 5:18-21

In 2 Corinthians 5: 18-21 the apostle Paul concludes a description of the ministry of reconciliation: we who have received God's reconciliation through Christ now have the joyful task of being God's agents of reconciliation in the world. So we urge others to believe and join us in singing, “We are reconciled to God.” Marie J. Post (PHH 5) composed a poetic summary of this Scripture passage in 1985.

Liturgical Use:
During the service of confession and forgiveness; worship services focusing on justification.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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MONKLAND

The tune MONKLAND has a fascinating if complex history. Rooted in a tune for the text "Fahre fort" in Johann A. Freylinghausen's (PHH 34) famous hymnal, Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704), it then was significantly altered by John Antes (b. Frederick, PA, 1740; d. Bristol, England, 1811) in a Moravian m…

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