Psalm 24

Full Text

Alternate Refrain
Fling wide the gates, unbar the ancient doors;
the King of glory comes to be our Lord.

Author (alternate refrain): Michael A. Perry

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Author (refrain): Bertus Frederick Polman

Bert Polman served as chair of the Music Department at Calvin College and senior research fellow for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Dr. Bert studied at Dordt College (BA 1968), the University of Minnesota (MA 1969, PhD in musicology 1981), and the Institute for Christian Studies. Dr. Bert was a longtime professor of music at Redeemer College in Ancaster, Ontario, and organist at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Waterdown, Ontario. His teaching covers a wide range of courses in music theory, music history, music literature, and worship, and Canadian Native studies. His research specialty is Christian hymnody. He is also an organist, a frequent workshop leader at music and worship conferences, and contributor to journals such as… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lift up your head and let your heart hear the story
Title: Psalm 24
Author (alternate refrain): Michael A. Perry
Author (refrain): Bertus Frederick Polman
Refrain First Line: Fling wide the gates
Copyright: Ref. text © 1986, Jubilate Hymns Ltd., admin. Hope Publishing Co.; Text © 2001 CRC Publications

Tune

PROMISED ONE

Jabusch wrote his text to correspond to PROMISED ONE, an Israeli folk tune. Probably of Hasidic origin, PROMISED ONE was associated with the folk song "Gilu Hagalilim," brought by Zionist settlers to Israel after World War I. The Fireside Book of Folk Songs (1947) contains the tune with a different…

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