O God of truth, the power of nations free

Author: Daniel B. Merrick

Merrick Daniel B. (Bloomington, Illinois, April 29, 1926--November 11, 2004). Married Dagmar Gustafson in 1952 while a student at Phillips Theological Seminary (A.B., 1948; B.D., 1954); three children. Served churches in Sandoval, Ill.; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Panama Canal Zone; Peoria, Illinois; and Havana, Ill. Won his first hymn writing contest in the mid-1950s. The hymn "O God whose Love Compels Us" was a winning entry for a theme hymn for the American Baptist convention in 1967. Edited the Chalice Hymnal for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). --DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God of truth, the power of nations free
Author: Daniel B. Merrick
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Publication Date: 1956
Copyright: Words copyright, 1956, by the Hymn Society of America

Tune

TOULON

TOULAN was originally an adaptation of the Genevan Psalter melody for Psalm 124 (124). In one melodic variant or another and with squared-off rhythms, the tune was used in English and Scottish psalters for various psalm texts. It was published in the United States in its four-line abridged form (cal…

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Timeline

Instances

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Hymn Society of America [Hymns Published for Special Occasions, and on Special Subjects] 1942-79 #d136
Two More New Hymns for Youth by Youth #1



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