O My People, Turn to Me

O my people, turn to me

Versifier: Marie J. Post (1981)
Tune: HOSEA (Jonkman)
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Versifier: Marie J. Post

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Text Information

First Line: O my people, turn to me
Title: O My People, Turn to Me
Versifier: Marie J. Post (1981)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Text and music © 1987, CRC Publications


Scripture References:
st. 1 = Hos. 14:1, 4-5a
st. 2 = Hos. 14:1, 5b-7

Based on Hosea 14, "O My People" is a call for repentance which, if sincerely made, will bring blessings–portrayed beautifully in images of fruitfulness. Marie J. Post (PHH 5) wrote this paraphrase in 1981 as a memorial to her mother; this passage was marked in her mother's Bible.

Liturgical Use:
Service of confession and forgiveness; evangelistic services.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook


HOSEA (Jonkman)

The Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee announced a tune search for this text; HOSEA, composed by Norm Jonkman (b. Paterson, NJ, 1944) in 1984, was selected from among several tunes submitted. HOSEA is a rounded bar form tune (AABA') in a minor tonality. It has characteristics similar to Appalachian t…

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