The Spacious Heavens Laud

The spacious heavens laud

Author: Dewey Westra (1931)
Tune: GENEVAN 19
Published in 2 hymnals

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: The spacious heavens laud
Title: The Spacious Heavens Laud
Author: Dewey Westra (1931)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.6.6.6.6.7.6.6.7
Language: English
Copyright: © 1976 Faith Alive Christian Resources

Tune

GENEVAN 19

GENEVAN 19 was first published in the 1542 Genevan Psalter and altered to its present shape in the 1549 edition. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) wrote the harmonization in 1985. Composed in the Mixolydian mode, this tune consists of four long lines, each containing three short phrases. The repetition of the…

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Psalter Hymnal (Blue) #30

Audio

The Service Hymnal #136

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