Bertus Frederick Polman

Bertus Frederick Polman
Short Name: Bertus Frederick Polman
Full Name: Polman, Bertus Frederick, 1945-2013
Birth Year: 1945
Death Year: 2013

Bert Frederick Polman (b. Rozenburg, Zuid Holland, the Netherlands, 1945; d. Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 1, 2013) was chair of the Music Department at Calvin College and senior research fellow for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Dr. Bert studied at Dordt College (BA 1968), the University of Minnesota (MA 1969, PhD in musicology 1981), and the Institute for Christian Studies. Dr. Bert was a longtime is professor of music at Redeemer College in Ancaster, Ontario, and organist at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Waterdown, Ontario. His teaching covered a wide range of courses in music theory, music history, music literature, and worship, and Canadian Native studies. His research specialty was Christian hymnody. He was also an organist, a frequent workshop leader at music and worship conferences, and contributor to journals such as The Hymn and Reformed Worship. Dr. Bert was co-editor of the Psalter Hymnal Handbook (1989), and served on the committees that prepared Songs for Life (1994) and Sing! A New Creation (2001), both published by CRC Publications.

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Texts by Bertus Frederick Polman (38)sort ascendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peaceBert Polman (Author (st. 2))English1
When evil people sinBertus Frederick Polman (Versifier)English2
We are members of Christ's bodyBert Polman (Author)English3
Wash me through the grace of God renewed withinBertus Frederick Polman (Author (st. 2-3))English2
Restore us, Lord, and show your faceBertus Frederick Polman (Author (refrain))2
Praised be the God of IsraelBertus Frederick Polman (Versifier)English2
O mighty rulers, can you claimBertus Frederick Polman (Versifier)English2
O God, we have heard what our parents have toldBert Polman (Author)4
Magnify the Lord (Magnficat, magnificat)Bert Polman (Paraphraser)English, Latin5
Lord, my petition heedBert Polman (Reviser)English4
Lift up your heads, O gates; The King of glory waitsBert Polman (Author)English6
Lift up your head and let your heart hear the storyBert Polman, b. 1945 (Author (refrain))2
John saw the angels and the saints in glory (Juan vio el número de los redímidos)Bert Polman (Versifier (English))English, Spanish5
Jesus the Lord said, "I am the bread"Bert Polman, b. 1945 (Author (sts. 6-7))English2
Jesus, Jesus, let us tell you what we knowBert Polman (Author (st. 2))English2
Jesus called to Peter, who was fishingBertus Frederick Polman (Author)3
It makes no difference who we areBert Polman (Adapter)English2
In the presence of your peopleBert Polman (Author (sts, 2-3))English5
In the beginning was the Word eternalBert Polman (Versifier)English4
If you believe and I believe and we together prayBert Polman, b. 1945 (Author (st. 2-3))English2
If I speak a foreign tongueBert Polman (Versifier)English4
I waited patiently for God, He turned to me and heard my cryBert Polman (Versifier)English2
I praise the king with all my versesBertus Frederick Polman (Versifier)English2
How blest are those who thoughtfully the poor and weak befriendBert Polman (Versifier)English2
"Holy, holy, holy," angel hosts are singing ("Santo, santo, santo" cantan serafines)Bertus Frederick Polman (Translator)English9
Hear us, O Shepherd of your chosen raceBertus Frederick Polman (Versifier)English2
Hail to the Lord's anointedRev. Bert Polman (Alterer)English2
God, we sing your glorious praisesBert Polman (Author)English3
Forest trees, what are these?Bertus Frederick Polman (Author (st. 3-4))2
For health and strength and daily foodBert Polman (Author (vss. 2-3))English3
Elijah planned to interfereBert Polman (Author)2
Damascus bound, Saul meant to preyBert Polman (Author)3
Come quickly, LORD, to rescue meBert Polman (Author)English7
Come light, light of GodBert Polman, b. 1945 (Translator)English3
Clap your hands all you peopleBert Polman (Author (st. 2))2
Christian, do you struggleBert Polman (Reviser)English3
Christ, you are the fullness of GodBert Polman, 1945- (Author)English7
Behold, how good, how pleasant is the unionBert Polman (Versifier)English2

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