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 >
A joyful celebration of the LORD's righteous rule over all the world.
st. 1 = vv. 1-2
st. 2 = vv. 3-6
st. 3 = vv. 7-9
st. 4 = vv. 10-12
Singing Psalm 97 in the liturgy of a high festival such as the Feast of Tabernacles, the Levites exhorted all peoples of the earth to turn from their powerless idols (v. 7) and to rejoice in the LORD, whose reign is universal, righteous, and eternal (st. 1). Mighty displays of God's power over creation show the righteousness of God's rule and the majesty of God's glory (st. 2). With the people of Israel, we rejoice that God is "Most High over all the earth" (st. 3), and we remember that the LORD grants favor and protection only to those who hate evil and are upright in heart (st. 4). Marie J. Post (PHH 5) versified this psalm in 1981 for the Psalter Hymnal.
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First published in the 1562 edition of the Genevan Psalter, GENEVAN 97 is set in the Ionian mode (major) and consists of four long lines (with some internal repetition) and a coda-like final phrase. The harmonization (1985) is by Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4). This tune bears spirited singing with full ac…
Display Title: God Reigns: Let Earth Rejoice!First Line: God reigns: let earth rejoice!Tune Title: GENEVAN 97Author: Marie J. PostMeter: 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.6Scripture: Psalm 97Date: 2012Subject: Biblical Names and Places | Judah; Biblical Names and Places | Zion; Church Year | Advent; Church Year | Ascension of the Lord; Church Year | Christ the King; Church Year | Christmas; Church Year | Trinity Sunday; Darkness | ; Earth | ; Elements of Worship | Praise and Adoration; Endurance | ; Enemies | ; Enthronement Psalms | ; God | Light from; God as | King; God's | Reigning; God's | Sovereignty; God's | Deeds; God's | Faithfulness; God's | Glory; God's | Judgments; God's | Justice; God's | Love; God's | Majesty; God's | Name; God's | Strength; Gratitude | ; Hymns of Praise | ; Idols and Idolatry | ; Joy | ; Judgment | ; Mission | ; New Creation | ; People of God / Church | Suffering; People of God / Church | Witnessing; Rejoicing | ; Ten Commandments | 2nd Commandment (do not make graven emages); Truth | ; Witness | ; Worship | ; Year A, B, C, Christmas II, December 24 or 25 | ; Year C, Easter, 7th Sunday |