Be just in judgment, fair to allVersifier: Calvin Seerveld (1985)
Tune: TORONTO (Seerveld)
Published in 2 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI
st. 1 = Lev. 19:15
st. 2 = Lev. 19:16-17
st. 3 = Lev. 19:18
Leviticus 19:15-18, on which "Be Just in Judgment" is based, is part of a series of laws the LORD gave to Israel through Moses, saying, "Be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy" (19:2). The LORD commands the people to live holy lives–that is, in a wholesome manner with their neighbors to bring honor to God, who is holy.
Calvin Seerveld (PHH 22) wrote this song in 1985 for the Psalter Hymnal as a challenge for the Institute for Christian Studies (ICS), Toronto, Canada (where he was a professor), and, more broadly, to all creatures, institutions, and cultural movements ¬to hear the enduring Word of the LORD.
By congregation or choir during the service of confession and forgiveness; other occasions inviting acts of dedication and commitment; services focusing on the roles of civil, business, academic, military, and ecclesiastical leaders.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #154||Be Just in Judgment, Fair to All||Be just in judgment, fair to all||TORONTO (Seerveld)||Calvin Seerveld||86 86 4||Leviticus 19:15-18; Leviticus 19:18||1987||Law of God | ; Society/Social Concerns | ; Covenant | ; Justice | ; Obedience | ; Stewardship ||
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #735||Be Just in Judgment, Fair to All||Be just in judgment, fair to all||TORONTO||Calvin Seerveld, 1930-||18.104.22.168.4.||Leviticus 19:15-18||1996||Justice and Peace | ; Nation and Society ||