Composer: Bert Witvoet

b. Joure, Friesland, the Netherlands, 1934 Go to person page >

Harmonizer: Bertus Frederick Polman

Bert Frederick Polman (b. Rozenburg, Zuid Holland, the Netherlands, 1945; d. Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 1, 2013) was chair of the Music Department at Calvin College and senior research fellow for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Dr. Bert studied at Dordt College (BA 1968), the University of Minnesota (MA 1969, PhD in musicology 1981), and the Institute for Christian Studies. Dr. Bert was a longtime is professor of music at Redeemer College in Ancaster, Ontario, and organist at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Waterdown, Ontario. His teaching covered a wide range of courses in music theory, music history, music literature, and worship, and Canadian Native studies. His research specialty was Christian hymnody. He was also an orga… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Harmonizer: Bertus Frederick Polman (1981)
Composer: Bert Witvoet (1980)
Meter: D
Key: F Major
Copyright: Text and music © 1987, Bert Witvoet


The Prophets Came to Israel

The prophets came to Israel
to tell them what to do.
They pointed to the birth of Christ,
and what they said came true,
and what they said came true.

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FIVE CANDLES is a simple tune; the three-part harmonization is preferably played on two manuals and pedal with light registration. Use light accompaniment or accompany the hymn with recorders and/or Orff instruments.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #334

Songs for Life #128


With Heart and Voice #68

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