Composer: Dale Wood (1986)
Published in 2 hymnals

Composer: Dale Wood

Dale Wood was born in Glendale, California, on February 13, 1934, of Finnish-Polish parentage (his father's last name was Wojtkiewiecz, which immigration authorities shortened to Wood). Dale grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Franklin High School, where he was voted "most likely to succeed" in his class. Raised a Lutheran, his career as a composer was launched at age 13 when he won a national hymn-writing competition for the American Lutheran Church. His first choral anthem was accepted for publication one year later. His knowledge of music was immense, and his appreciation ran the gamut from classical to the Broadway stage. He admired composers from Leroy Anderson to Villa Lobos, and he was comfortably conversant with artists such a… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Dale Wood (1986)
Meter: with refrain
Key: C Major
Copyright: Text and Music: © 1990 Sacred Music Press. All rights reserved. Used with permission.


All Praise to God for Song God Gives

All praise to God for song God gives,
For music and a hope that lives;
God's sacred word is so profound,
We sing and let the truth resound.

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Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Festive Hymn Introductions: 37 Settings for Organ
    Composer/Editor Dale Wood
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1997) pp. 32
  • Creative Hymn Accompaniments for Organ: Volume 3
    Composer/Editor Gerhard Krapf
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1996) pp. 28


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Chalice Hymnal #8

The Presbyterian Hymnal #328

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