O My People, Turn to Me

O my people, turn to me

Versifier: Marie J. Post (1981)
Tune: HOSEA (Jonkman)
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Versifier: Marie J. Post

Marie was educated at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. She taught at the Muskegon Christian Junior High School from 1940 to 1942). She contributed poetry to the Grand Rapids Press and church periodicals for three decades, and served on the 1987 Revision Committee for the Christian Reformed Church’s Psalter Hymnal, which contained a number of her original texts and paraphrases. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O my people, turn to me
Title: O My People, Turn to Me
Versifier: Marie J. Post (1981)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Text and music © 1987, CRC Publications


Scripture References: st. 1 = Hos. 14:1, 4-5a st. 2 = Hos. 14:1, 5b-7 Based on Hosea 14, "O My People" is a call for repentance which, if sincerely made, will bring blessings–portrayed beautifully in images of fruitfulness. Marie J. Post (PHH 5) wrote this paraphrase in 1981 as a memorial to her mother; this passage was marked in her mother's Bible. Liturgical Use: Service of confession and forgiveness; evangelistic services. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook


HOSEA (Jonkman)

The <em>Psalter Hymnal</em> Revision Committee announced a tune search for this text; HOSEA, composed by Norm Jonkman (b. Paterson, NJ, 1944) in 1984, was selected from among several tunes submitted. HOSEA is a rounded bar form tune (AABA') in a minor tonality. It has characteristic…

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