Bert Polman

1945, Rozenburg, Zuid Holland, Netherlands.

Polman emigrated to Canada in 1955, and was educated at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa; the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Minnesota (PhD 1981); and the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, Canada (post graduate work). He served as organist and choirmaster at the Oakland United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1969–72) and St. John’s Anglican Church, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; and served on the Revision Committee for the Christian Reformed Church’s 1987 Psalter Hymnal. His works in­clude:

  1. Behold, How Good, How Pleasant Is the Union
  2. Christ, You Are the Fullness of God
  3. Christian, Do You Struggle?
  4. Clap Your Hands, All You People
  5. Come, Light, Light of God, O’erwhelm All Creation
  6. Come Quickly, Lord, to Rescue Me
  7. Damascus Bound, Saul Meant to Prey
  8. Elijah Planned to Interfere
  9. For Health and Strength
  10. Forest Trees, What Are These?
  11. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
  12. Hear Us, O Shepherd of Your Chosen Race
  13. Holy, Holy, Holy, Angel Hosts Are Singing
  14. How Blest Are Those Who Thoughtfully
  15. I Praise the King with All My Verses
  16. I Waited Patiently for God
  17. If I Speak a Foreign Tongue
  18. If You and I Believe in Christ
  19. In the Beginning Was the Word Eternal
  20. In the Presence of Your People
  21. It Makes No Difference Who We Are
  22. Jesus Called to Peter, Who Was Fishing
  23. Jesus, Jesus, Let Us Tell You What We Know
  24. Jesus the Lord Said, I Am the Bread
  25. John Saw the Angels and the Saints in Glory
  26. Lift Up Your Head and Let Your Heart Hear the Story
  27. Lift Up Your Heads, O Gates
  28. Lord, My Petition Heed
  29. Magnify the Lord
  30. O God, We Have Heard What Our Parents Have Told
  31. O Mighty Rulers, Can You Claim
  32. Praised Be the God of Israel
  33. Restore Us, Lord, and Show Your Face
  34. Wash Me Through the Grace of God
  35. We Are Members of Christ’s Body
  36. When Evil People Sin
  37. You Shall Go Out with Joy