God, Bless Your Church with Strength!

Author: John A. Dalles

Born: Sep­tem­ber 13, 1954, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia. A lifelong Pres­by­ter­i­an, John Dalles has lived in Pitts­burgh, Coates­ville, Lan­cas­ter, and State Coll­ege, Penn­syl­van­ia; and South Bend, In­di­a­na. He re­ceived the Ba­che­lor of Sci­ence in Ar­chi­tect­ure from Penn­syl­van­ia State in 1976. While en­gaged in a se­mes­ter abroad in Pet­worth, Eng­land, he sensed a call to the min­is­try. An ar­chi­tect­ur­al de­sign­er be­fore di­vin­i­ty stu­dies, he re­ceived the Mas­ter of Di­vin­ity from Lan­cas­ter The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­a­ry in 1982. Dur­ing sem­in­a­ry, he served as a re­source con­sult­ant for the orig­in­al Par­ish Re­source Cen­ter in L… Go to person page >

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First Line: God, bless your church with strength!
Title: God, Bless Your Church with Strength!
Author: John A. Dalles (1984)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: © 1990 John A. Dalles. All rights reserved. Used by permission.



Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (<a href="/hymn/PsH/48#tuneinfo">PHH 48</a>), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 <cite>Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern</cite>. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this tex…

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