Delores Dufner

Short Name: Delores Dufner
Full Name: Dufner, Delores, 1939-
Birth Year: 1939

Delores Dufner is a member of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota, with Master's Degrees in Liturgical Music and Liturgical Studies. She is currently a member and a Fellow of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, the National Pastoral Musicians (NPM), the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and the Monastic Worship Forum.

Delores is a writer of liturgical, scripturally based hymn and song texts which have a broad ecumenical appeal and are contracted or licensed by 34 publishers in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and China. She has received more than 50 commissions to write texts for special occasions or needs and has published over 200 hymns, many of which have several different musical settings and appear in several publications. She is the author of three hymn collections: Sing a New Church (1994, Oregon Catholic Press), The Glimmer of Glory in Song (2004, GIA Publications), and And Every Breath, a Song (2011, GIA Publications).

Delores, the middle child of five, was born and raised on a farm in the Red River Valley of North Dakota. She attended a one-room country school in which she learned to read music and play the tonette, later studying piano and organ.

Delores was a school music teacher, private piano and organ instructor, and parish organist/choir director for twelve years. She served as liturgy coordinator for her religious community of 775 members for six years and as Director of the Office of Worship for the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota for fifteen years. She subsequently worked as a liturgical music consultant for the Diocese of Ballarat, Victoria in southeast Australia for fifteen months. At present, she is preparing a fourth hymn collection and assisting with liturgy planning and music leadership at the monastery.

Delores Dufner

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Texts by Delores Dufner (82)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A year of God's favor Christ promised, and moreDelores Dufner (Author)English3
[All Creation Clap Your Hands]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
As rain from the clouds will your word come to earthDelores Dufner (Author)English3
As we walk the dusty road (As we gather on this day)Delores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English2
Awake, O sleeper, rise from death (Dufner)Delores Dufner (Author)English2
[Be Blest, O God]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
[Be Forever Praised]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
Blest are you lowly and poor in spiritDelores Dufner, OSB (Author)English2
Come to me, all pilgrims thirstyDelores Dufner (Author)English5
[Do You Who Follow Understand]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
Dwellers in the holy cityDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)3
Friends in faith who follow JesusDelores Dufner (Author)3
[From Deepest Need We Cry]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
From the dawning of creation, God was present in the WordDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)4
Go forth in peace, for Christ is your peaceDelores Dufner (Author)English2
[God of Beauty, We Sing]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
God, you call us to this placeDelores Dufner, b. 1939 (Author)English3
[God, You Made the Earth and Heavens]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
I am the true vine, you the branchesDelores Dufner (Author)English2
I call you to my Father's houseDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)4
I want to be as close to youDelores Dufner (Author)2
In labor all creation groansDelores Dufner, b. 1939 (Author)English3
In this place your Word is plantedDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English2
[In You No Beauty]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
Jesus, at the Jordan baptizedDelores Dufner (Author)English2
Jesus Christ, by faith revealedDelores Dufner (Author)English2
Jesus said, "I was hungry and you gave me food" (Dijo Jesús, "Tuve hambre y me dieron de comer:)Delores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English, Spanish3
[Let All the Hills Be Leveled]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
[Let Desert Wasteland Now Rejoice]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
Let the hungry come to meSr. Delores Dufner, OSB (Author (Sts. 1-3), alt.)English5
Life-giver, Maker, God of allDelores Dufner (Author)2
Light shone in darkness at the world's creationDelores Dufner (Author)English3
Like a bird that spreads her wings to gather in her youngDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English4
Long ago and far away heaven rang with joy todayDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)1
Long-awaited Holy OneDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English3
Love has defeated sin and death (La muerte el Amor venció)Delores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English, Spanish2
[Make Your Home in Me]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
Maker of galaxies, stardust, and all that has beingDelores Dufner (Author)English3
Making their way down through the agesDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)4
Mary, first among believersDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)4
Mary, woman weepingDelores Dufner (Author)2
[May Christ Console Your Grieving Heart]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
[My Heart Rejoices in My God]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
[O Arise, My Beloved]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
O Christ, what can it mean for usDelores Dufner (Author)English7
O Dawn of all creationDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)4
[O Glorify the Lord with Me]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
[O Lord, My Shepherd]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
[O Lowly Lamb of God Most High]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
O Spirit all-embracing and counselor all-wiseDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)5
O wheat, whose crushing was for breadDelores Dufner (Author)English2
Saint Joseph, Mary's faithful spouseDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English2
Sing of the sun from darkness appearingDelores Dufner, OSB (Author)English5
Sing to the Lord of harvestDelores Dufner (Author)English2
[Stand Firm in Faith]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
[Star of the Morning]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
Summoned by the God who made usDelores Dufner, OSB (Author)English14
Tell the good news to all the earthDelores Dufner, OSB (Author)English2
Tell the gospel's boundless richesDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English2
O sons and daughters, let us singDelores Dufner, OSB (Author (stanzas 2, 3, 4))English2
The Baptist bore witness to God's chosen OneDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English2
The earth is turning toward the sunDelores Dufner (Author)English2
The joy of the Gospel invites us todayDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English2
The reign of God, like farmer's fieldDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English9
[The Spirit, Brooding]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
The Spirit sends us forth to serveDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English13
[The Sun, Unswerving]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
The virtue of humilityDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English2
The Word of God is source and seedDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English, Latin3
This is why I cameDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)3
Three holy days enfold us nowDelores Dufner, OSB (b. 1939) (Author)English5
To be your presence is our mission hereDelores Dufner (Author)English3
To the wedding feast God calls usDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English2
[Unless a Grain of Wheat Dies]Delores Dufner (Author)English2
We come with joy in Jesus ChristDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)5
We glory in the cross, In Christ the crucifiedDelores Dufner (Author)English3
What feast of love is offered hereDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English5
When aging takes its tollDelores Dufner (Author)2
When evening falls and labors cease Delores Dufner, OSB (Author)2
When from bondage we are summonedDelores Dufner (Author)English4
Who are these like stars appearingDelores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939 (Author)English1
Who is this Jesus, whose voice we have heardDelores Dufner (Author)2
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