O Lord, How Swiftly Grows

O Lord, how swiftly grows

Author: Dewey Westra (1931)
Tune: O SEIGNEUR
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: O Lord, how swiftly grows
Title: O Lord, How Swiftly Grows
Author: Dewey Westra (1931)
Meter: 6.6.7.6.6.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: © 1976 Faith Alive Christian Resources

Tune

O SEIGNEUR

GENEVAN 3 is the first of some fourteen tunes in the Psalter Hymnal credited to Louis Bourgeois (b. Paris, France, c. 1510; d. Paris, 1561), who was the primary musical editor of the Genevan Psalter. In both his early and later years Bourgeois wrote French songs to entertain the rich, but in the his…

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Psalter Hymnal (Blue) #4

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