How Blessed Are the Perfect in the Way

How blessed are the perfect in the way

Author: Dewey Westra (1931)
Tune: GENEVAN 119
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: Dewey Westra

Dewey D. Westra (b. Holland, MI, 1899; d. Wyoming, MI, 1979) was a dedicated educator, writer, and musician who faithfully served the Christian Reformed Church. He attended Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Wayne State University in Detroit. In the 1920s and 30s he was a Christian school Principal in Byron Center and Detroit, Michigan. During the 1940s he was involved in various ventures, including becoming a diesel instructor for the Ford Motor Company. After 1947 he became a principal again, serving at Christian schools in Sioux Center, Iowa; Randolph, Wisconsin; and Walker, Michigan. Westra wrote poetry in English, Dutch, and Frisian, and translated poetry into English from Dutch and Frisian. He arranged many songs and composed… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How blessed are the perfect in the way
Title: How Blessed Are the Perfect in the Way
Author: Dewey Westra (1931)
Meter: 10.11.10.11.10.11
Language: English
Copyright: © 1976 Faith Alive Christian Resources

Tune

GENEVAN 119

GENEVAN 119, by Louis Bourgeois (PHH 3), was first published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter; Howard Slenk (PHH 3) harmonized the tune in 1985. GENEVAN 119 is in Hypo-Ionian mode (major). The six long lines of the melody use two slightly different rhythmic patterns and mostly stepwise mot…

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Instances

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Psalter Hymnal (Blue) #235

Audio

The Service Hymnal #138

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