Jehovah Reigns as King

Jehovah reigns as King

Author: Dewey Westra (1931)
Tune: GENEVAN 97
Published in 1 hymnal

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: Jehovah reigns as King
Title: Jehovah Reigns as King
Author: Dewey Westra (1931)
Meter: 6.6.7.7.6.6.6.6
Language: English
Copyright: © 1976 Faith Alive Christian Resources

Tune

GENEVAN 97

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…

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Psalter Hymnal (Blue) #188

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