Calvin Seerveld (b. 1930) was professor of aesthetics at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto from 1972 until he retired in 1995. Educated at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan; the University of Michigan; and the Free University of Amsterdam (Ph.D.), he also studied at Basel University in Switzerland, the University of Rome, and the University of Heidelberg. Seerveld began his career by teaching at Bellhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi (1958-1959), and at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois (1959-1972). A fine Christian scholar, fluent in various biblical and modern languages, he is published widely in aesthetics, biblical studies, and philosophy. His books include Take Hold of God and Pull (1966), The Gr… Go to person page >
Calvin Seerveld (PHH 22) wrote this fresh and vivid text in Toronto, Ontario, 1977, to fit the tune ORMEAU. With the assurance that both Good Friday's crucifixion and Easter's resurrection are historical fact, the text helps us focus on the discipline of Lent. Stanza 1 confesses that Christ has died and rose again in victory over sin and hell; stanza 2 is a prayer to the Father for guidance and wisdom in living the Christian life; stanza 3 asks the Holy Spirit to help us live in true repentance during Lent.
William Davies (b. Bolton, Lancashire, England, 1921) composed ORMEAU, one of several tunes he contributed to the British supplement Praise for Today (1975) on whose editorial committee he served. He also served as the conductor of the North Ireland BBC Orchestra in Belfast.
ORMEAU contains variatio…
Display Title: O Christ, Our Lord, Dear Son of GodFirst Line: O Christ, our Lord, dear Son of GodTune Title: ORMEAUAuthor: Calvin SeerveldMeter: CMDDate: 1987Subject: Cross of Christ | ; Suffering of Christ | ; Lent | ; Blood of Christ | ; Confession of Sin | ; Trinity | ; Wisdom |