LESTER

Composer: Calvin Seerveld

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Harmonizer: Dale Grotenhuis

Grotenhuis grew up in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) and graduated from Calvin College with a music major. He obtained his Master's degree in music from Michigan State University and completed doctoral studies at Ohio State University. While in the Army, he was chief music arranger for the 2nd Army Band and conducted its Male Chorus. Before coming to Dordt, Grotenhuis taught music at Christian high schools in Washington and Michigan. Under his direction, the Dordt College concert choir participated in annual tours that took members throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He loved the church and the music of the church. His favorite song was "All Glory Be to God on High". http://www.dordt.edu (last two sentences from… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Harmonizer: Dale Grotenhuis (1986)
Composer: Calvin Seerveld (1985)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Key: d minor
Copyright: © 1986, Calvin Seerveld.

Texts

We Know That God Works Things for Good

We know that God works things for good
with those who love the Lord;
each one God calls to servanthood
has found that sure reward.

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There Will Be Signs

Notes

Seerveld’s LESTER is a common-meter tune in minor tonality and features an effective syncopation in its final phrase. Everyone should sing stanzas 1, 2, and 5; stanzas 3 and 4 could be sung a choir to highlight the questions in the text. The harmony was com¬posed by Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) in 1986. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
Text InfoTune InfoAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #221

Singing the New Testament #50

Singing the New Testament #138

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