Bert Frederick Polman (b. Rozenburg, Zuid Holland, the Netherlands, 1945; d. Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 1, 2013) was chair of the Music Department at Calvin College and senior research fellow for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Dr. Bert studied at Dordt College (BA 1968), the University of Minnesota (MA 1969, PhD in musicology 1981), and the Institute for Christian Studies. Dr. Bert was a longtime is professor of music at Redeemer College in Ancaster, Ontario, and organist at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Waterdown, Ontario. His teaching covered a wide range of courses in music theory, music history, music literature, and worship, and Canadian Native studies. His research specialty was Christian hymnody. He was also an orga… Go to person page >
st. 1 = Ps. 24:7
st. 2 = Ps. 24:8
st. 3 = Ps. 24:9
st. 4 = Ps. 24:10
This text owes its origin to the tune VINEYARD HAVEN and the original text of its refrain: "Hosanna, hosanna, rejoice, give thanks and sing." Because of the association of those words with processionals, Bert Polman (PHH 37) versified the processional part of Psalm 24 (vv. 7-10) in 1986 for VINEYARD HAVEN so that this grand tune could be included in the Psalter Hymnal. The text was first sung to this tune in one of Polman's evening hymn sings at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, Hamilton, Ontario. For further commentary on this psalm see PHH 24.
As a processional hymn. See also PHH 24.
Richard Dirksen (PHH 148) composed VINEYARD HAVEN in 1974 for the text "Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart" as a processional choral anthem for the installation of Presiding Bishop John Maury Allin at the Washington (D.C.) Cathedral, also known as the National Cathedral. The anthem includes various harmoniza…
Display Title: Lift Up Your Heads, O GatesFirst Line: Lift up your heads, O gatesTune Title: VINEYARD HAVENAuthor: Bert Polman, b. 1945Meter: SM and refrainScripture: Matthew 21:9; Psalm 24:7-10Date: 1998Subject: Advent | ; Adoration | ; Palm Sunday (Sunday of the Passion) | ; Psalm Paraphrases |
Display Title: Lift Up Your Heads, O GatesFirst Line: Lift up your heads, O gatesTune Title: VINEYARD HAVENAuthor: Bert PolmanMeter: 184.108.40.206 with refrainScripture: Psalm 24Date: 2012Subject: Biblical Names and Places | Jacob; Blessing | ; Church Year | Advent; Church Year | All Saints' Day; Church Year | Ascension of the Lord; Church Year | Christ the King; Church Year | Passion/Palm Sunday; Church Year | Transfiguration; Earth | ; Elements of Worship | Call to Worship; Elements of Worship | Gathering; Elements of Worship | Lord's Supper; Elements of Worship | Preparation for Worship; Enthronement Psalms | ; Faith | ; Freedom | ; God | Trust in; God as | Creator; God as | King; God's | Sovereignty; God's | Armor; God's | Face; God's | Majesty; God's | Strength; Guilt | ; Hope | ; Idols and Idolatry | ; Innocence | ; Processions | ; Temple | ; Ten Commandments | 2nd Commandment (do not make graven emages); The Creation | ; Unity and Fellowship | ; Worship | ; Year A, B, C, Presentation of the Lord, February 2 | ; Year B, All Saints' Day, November 1 | ; Year B, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, July 10-16 |
Display Title: Lift Up Your Heads, O GatesFirst Line: Lift up your heads, O gatesTune Title: VINEYARD HAVENAuthor: Bert PolmanMeter: SM with refrainScripture: Psalm 24:7-10Date: 1987Subject: Ascension & Reign of Christ | ; King, God/Christ as | ; Advent | ; Opening of Worship | ; Palm Sunday |
Display Title: Lift Up Your Heads, O GatesFirst Line: Lift up your heads, O gatesTune Title: VINEYARD HAVENAuthor: Bert Polman, b. 1945Meter: S M and refrainScripture: Luke 19:28-40; Mark 11:1-10; Matthew 21:1-11; Isaiah 40:3; Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 24:7-10Date: 1995Subject: Christ the King/Reign of Christ | ; Sunday of the Passion | ; Advent |Source: With One Voice , versifier st. 4