Day 7:39 am
“In the Desert, On God’s Mountain” is a
hymn text by Susan Palo Cherwien. In the attached article Joshua Zentner-Barrett introduces us to this hymn text and the background behind it.
Joshua was a student at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he studied organ under Marlin Nagtegaal. Josh was also very involved in the worship and student life at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary – singing in Inshallah, participating in the undergrad program, and worshiping with the Open Door Community. After WLU, Josh attended Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, where he studied hymnology under C. Michael Hawn. A M.S.M graduate, he is now the Director of Music at Kanata United Church in Ottawa.
In O Blessed Spring: Hymns of Susan Palo Cherwien, published by Augsburg Fortress in 1997, this text is set to PICARDY.
Thank you Josh for the enlightening window into this text.continue reading