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MAPLE AVENUE

MAPLE AVENUE

Composer: Richard L. VanOss (1984)
Published in 3 hymnals


Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: Richard L. VanOss

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Tune Information

Composer: Richard L. VanOss (1984)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Key: g minor
Copyright: © 1987, Faith Alive Christian Resources.

Texts

The Foolish in Their Hearts Deny

The foolish in their hearts deny
the holy God who reigns.
"There is no God! There is no God!"
this generation claims.
Our God looks down on humankind
with penetrating eye
to see if there are any wise
who seek the LORD on high.

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Two People Came to Church to Pray

Notes

Richard L.Van Oss (b. Grand Rapids, MI, 1953) composed MAPLE AVENUE in 1984 for this text; it was first sung in 1985 by the senior choir of Maple Avenue Christian Reformed Church. Intended for unison singing, this tune consists of four phrases, the fourth being a repeat of the second. The repeated phrase has in its cadence an F-natural that singers and instrumentalists will want to observe carefully to preserve the tune's minor tonality. Keep the tempo somewhat stately.

Van Oss was educated at Grand Rapids Junior College and Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He served as music director at Maple Avenue CRC (1973-1985) and since 1985 at the First Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan. Since 1975 he has been a music and classroom teacher at the Ravenna (Michigan) Elementary School. Van Oss also served on the committee that compiled the children's hymnal Songs for LIFE (1994).

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Instances

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Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #335Text InfoFlexscoreAudio
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #14Text InfoTune InfoAudio
Singing the New Testament #69



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