God, Bless Your Church with Strength!

Author: John A. Dalles

Born: Sep­tem­ber 13, 1954, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia. A lifelong Pres­by­ter­i­an, John Dalles has lived in Pitts­burgh, Coates­ville, Lan­cas­ter, and State Coll­ege, Penn­syl­van­ia; and South Bend, In­di­a­na. He re­ceived the Ba­che­lor of Sci­ence in Ar­chi­tect­ure from Penn­syl­van­ia State in 1976. While en­gaged in a se­mes­ter abroad in Pet­worth, Eng­land, he sensed a call to the min­is­try. An ar­chi­tect­ur­al de­sign­er be­fore di­vin­i­ty stu­dies, he re­ceived the Mas­ter of Di­vin­ity from Lan­cas­ter The­o­lo­gic­al Sem­in­a­ry in 1982. Dur­ing sem­in­a­ry, he served as a re­source con­sult­ant for the orig­in­al Par­ish Re­source Cen­ter in L… Go to person page >

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First Line: God, bless your church with strength!
Title: God, Bless Your Church with Strength!
Author: John A. Dalles (1984)
Meter: 6.6.8.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: © 1990 John A. Dalles. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Tune

ICH HALTE TREULICH STILL


DIADEMATA (Elvey)

Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (PHH 48), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this text. The name DIADEMATA is derived from the Greek word for "crowns." The tune is lively an…

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