Composer: Dick Lucas Van Halsema (1952)
Published in 3 hymnals

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Composer: Dick Lucas Van Halsema

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Tune Information

Composer: Dick Lucas Van Halsema (1952)
Meter: D
Incipit: 11151 23555 13221
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1959, 1976, 1987 CRC Publications/Faith Alive Christian Resources. Admin. Faith Alive Christian Resources


Dick L. Van Halsema (b. Kentwood, MI, 1922) attended Calvin College and Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey; and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Ordained in 1949, he served pastorates in Christian Reformed congregations in Monsey, New York; Miami, Florida; and Holland, Michigan. Home missionary-at-large and minister of evangelism for the Christian Reformed Church from 1957 to 1963, Van Halsema was president of Reformed Bible College, Grand Rapids, from 1966 until his retirement in 1987. He was secretary of the committee that produced the 1959 Psalter Hymnal, and several of his hymn tunes and anthems have been published.

Van Halsema composed MONSEY CHAPEL in 1952 when he was a pastor in Monsey; the tune was first published in the 1959 Psalter Hymnal. When performed at a good tempo, this forceful tune corresponds well to the text. Organists should be sure to detach the many repeated tones in MONSEY CHAPEL to keep the brisk character this psalm needs.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988



Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #2
Text: Wherefore Do the Nations Rage
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #2

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #2A

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