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Composer: Stuart Dauermann

Dr. Stuart Dauermann (b. 1944) was born in Brooklyn, New York, into a Conservative Jewish family. Music was Stuart's first chosen career, and it was in his second year as an undergraduate majoring in Music Theory at the Manhattan School of Music that he was invited to a discussion group where he began investigating the Newer Testament, only to discover that the Newer Testament was investigating him! So it was that in 1962 he became convinced that Yeshua of Nazareth is the Messiah of Israel and the Nations. By the mid-1960’s, Stuart recognized he was being drawn to invest his life in interpreting Yeshua to the Jewish community. First as a volunteer, and later as a professional, he became involved in devising and pursuing fresh approache… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Stuart Dauermann (1975)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 51232 15123 21755
Key: e minor
Copyright: © 1975, Lillenas Publishing Co.


The song's popularity is no doubt due to the Jewish-style music by Stuart Dauermann (b. Brooklyn, NY, 1944). Both text and tune were written for the Liberated Wailing Wall, the touring singing group of Jews for Jesus. It was first published in Scriptures to Sing (Lillenas, 1975). The infectious tune with its syncopations and hand clapping makes it a winner among contemporary Scripture choruses. Sing "The Trees of the Field" in unison at a good tempo on a half-note pulse. Use stringed instruments (guitars, violins), tambourines, hand clapping, and even some foot stomping! It may well be sung more than once, perhaps the second time (or with the additional stanza above) at a slightly faster tempo.

Dauermann was a senior staff missionary and music director of Jews for Jesus from 1973-1989; he also directed the Liberated Wailing Wall for five years. Educated in music theory (BA) and music education (M.M.) at the Manhattan School of Music, he also completed a master's degree in missiology at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1992. His songs appear on ten different record albums and have been published in various songbooks by Lillenas Publishing and Jews for Jesus. Dauermann currently serves on the staff of the A Havat Zion Messianic Synagogue, Beverly Hills, California.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



Organ Solo

  • Music for Rejoicing: Postludes and Fanfares for Worship or Recital
    Composer/Editor Douglas E. Wagner
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2016) pp. 30
  • The Organist's Library Volume 57
    Composer/Editor Douglas E. Wagner
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 94
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 77 Number 6 July August 2014: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editor Douglas E. Wagner
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 26
  • Worship Songs for Organ: 50 Favorites Arranged by Simon Lesley
    Composer/Editor Simon Lesley
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2002) pp. 50

Piano Solo

  • The Church Pianist Volume 30 Number 6 July August 2014: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; Geoffrey Andrews
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 33
  • His Eye Is on the Sparrow: Songs of Faith for the Piano Soloist
    Composer/Editor Kathy Smith
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2004) pp. 33
  • Piano Praise & Worship: 23 Favorites Arranged by Carl Seal
    Composer/Editor Carl Seal
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1997) pp. 48
  • Sonatas of Praise: Piano Arrangements and Devotional Reflections
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1994) pp. 39

Piano Solo: With Optional Rhythm Section

  • Piano Plus: Solo Piano with Optional Rhythm Section
    Composer/Editor Jeff Bennett
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2003) pp. 38


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