Merrick Daniel B. (Bloomington, Illinois, April 29, 1926--November 11, 2004). Married Dagmar Gustafson in 1952 while a student at Phillips Theological Seminary (A.B., 1948; B.D., 1954); three children. Served churches in Sandoval, Ill.; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Panama Canal Zone; Peoria, Illinois; and Havana, Ill. Won his first hymn writing contest in the mid-1950s. The hymn "O God whose Love Compels Us" was a winning entry for a theme hymn for the American Baptist convention in 1967.
Edited the Chalice Hymnal for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
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Display Title: God Did Choose Us as His PeopleFirst Line: [God Did Choose Us as His People]Author: Daniel B MerrickScripture: Ephesians 1:12Date: 2008Source: New Honors For His Name (Wayne Leupold, 2004)