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Adapter: W. Thomas Jones

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Composer: Walter L. Pelz

Walter Pelz (b. 1926) was born in Chicago and educated at Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Illinois (B.S. 1948), and Northwestern University ( M.Mus. 1951). After teaching music at Christ Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, and music in the public schools for fourteen years, he became minister of music at Christ Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (1970). He has been a member of the music faculty of Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, since 1969. There he has directed choirs and conducted the Bethany Oratorio Society, which has performed Handel’s Messiah annually since 1882. --The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion 1993  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: MEADVILLE (Pelz)
Composer: Walter L. Pelz (1977)
Adapter: W. Thomas Jones
Incipit: 12165 12332 12576
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1977 by Hinshaw Music, Inc. ;Adaptation © W. Thomas Jones


Not unto Us, O Lord of Heaven

Earth's Scattered Isles and Contoured Hills

Earth's scattered isles and contoured hills
Which part the seas and mold the land,
And vistas newly seen from space
That show a world awesome and grand,
All wondrously unite to sing:
Take heart, take hope, the Lord is King!

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When Heaven's Bright with Mystery



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Common Praise (1998) #240

The Book of Praise #178


The Hymnal 1982 #49

The Presbyterian Hymnal #152


The Presbyterian Hymnal #227

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