Blest Be God

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Blest be God, blest be God for ever

Author: Salvador T. Martinez; Adapter: John L. Bell
Published in 4 hymnals

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Author: Salvador T. Martinez

Salvador T Martinez, Ph.D., (b. Manila, 22 June 1939) is a Filipino theologian and musician. He was professor of philosophy and religion and dean at Silliman University in Dumaguete City, the Philippines, and professor at McGilvary College of Divinity at Payap University, in Chiang Mai, Thailand He has been executive secretary at the Christian Conference of Asia and missionary of the Common Global Ministries Board of the United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ. He has written other hymns: Blest be God, In the Lands of Asia, God of Asia. His hymns appear in Gather,New Century Hymnal, Lift Up Your Hearts, Sound the Bamboo, and Church Hymnal. He lives in Banning, California, USA with his wife Norma. (email sent to Hymnary) Go to person page >

Adapter: John L. Bell

John Bell (b. 1949) was born in the Scottish town of Kilmarnock in Ayrshire, intending to be a music teacher when he felt the call to the ministry. But in frustration with his classes, he did volunteer work in a deprived neighborhood in London for a time and also served for two years as an associate pastor at the English Reformed Church in Amsterdam. After graduating he worked for five years as a youth pastor for the Church of Scotland, serving a large region that included about 500 churches. He then took a similar position with the Iona Community, and with his colleague Graham Maule, began to broaden the youth ministry to focus on renewal of the church’s worship. His approach soon turned to composing songs within the identifiable traditi… Go to person page >

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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #267

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #267


Lift Up Your Hearts #285

Many and Great #38

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