Marty Haugen

Marty Haugen
Short Name: Marty Haugen
Full Name: Haugen, Marty, 1950-
Birth Year: 1950

Marty Haugen, (born December 30, 1950 in Wanamingo, Minnesota), is an American composer of liturgical music.

Marty Haugen was raised in the American Lutheran Church (ALC) in Minnesota, and also writes contemporary hymns and liturgies for the Lutheran church despite being a member the United Church of Christ. Despite being a non-Catholic, his music has found favor in the both liberal Roman Catholic and Protestant congregations. Haugen holds a B.A. degree in psychology from Luther College and an M.A. degree in Pastoral Studies from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. For the past 25 years Haugen has pursued a career as a liturgical composer and workshop presenter.

The majority of his compositions are published by GIA Publications, Inc.. His best-known works are two Lutheran liturgies, "Holden Evening Prayer" and "Now the Feast and Celebration", and settings of the Catholic mass, the most widely-know being the Mass of Creation. He has also composed dozens of other works, including liturgy settings, choral arrangements, sacred songs, and hymns, including "Here in this Place (Gather Us In)", "Canticle of the Sun", "We Are Many Parts", "We Remember", and "Shepherd Me, O God," as well as several psalm settings and paraphrases.

Haugen is a performing musician, and has recorded a number of CDs. He holds a position as composer in residence at Mayflower Community Congregational Church (UCC) in Minneapolis.

Following the movement that began with the St. Louis Jesuits in the 1970s and 1980s, Marty Haugen, together with David Haas, became one of the most prolific composers of contemporary Catholic liturgical music during the period of rapid liturgical change following Vatican II. Their hymns, songs, and liturgy make up a good deal of the contents of the GIA Gather hymnals, and are widely published in other hymnals used by the Catholic Church in the United States. Haugen's Mass of Creation has become one of the most widely used settings of the mass throughout the English speaking world.

Because Haugen and Haas have become synonymous with this style of music, their names are often mentioned in criticism of liturgical use of music of this style. One of the main criticisms is that the musical style is similar to that used for children's musicals, thus trivialising the mood and feel of the liturgical celebration and betraying 1960s-era folk music stylings that sound dated to critics.

Haugen has written several liturgies for the ELCA. These include "Now the Feast and Celebration, (written in collaboration with then campus pastors at Pacific Lutheran University Susan Briehl, Dan Erlander and Martin Wells), "Unfailing Light," an evening communion service written in collaboration with Pastor Susan Briehl, "Setting Two" for the Evangelical Lutheran Worship Book (ELW), and an evening prayer service, "Holden Evening Prayer", originally written for Holden Village. These liturgies have been published in various forms, with some of them appearing in the ELCA hymnal supplement With One Voice and the newest hymnal, Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006).

Texts by Marty Haugen (117)sort iconAsInstances
Este lugar, ¿ya ves cómo brilla?Marty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)2
All the earth is ablaze with the glory of GodMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)2
All who see me laugh at meMarty Haugen (Author)6
All peoples, clap your handsMarty Haugen (Author)3
As a dry and weary desert landMarty Haugen (Author)6
As this cup of blessing is shared within our midstMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)5
Awake! Awake, and greet the new mornMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)16
Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all my being bless God's nameMarty Haugen (Paraphraser)6
Blest are you who made the universeMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)2
Bring forth the kingdom of mercyMarty Haugen (Author)1
Call us to be your compassionMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)6
Christ be ever before usMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)6
Come fill our waiting heartsMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)4
Come gather ‘round this tableMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)2
Come now, the feast is spreadMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)4
Come, O God of all the earthMarty Haugen, 1950- (Author)9
Cry out in joy to the Lord all peoples on earthMarty Haugen (author)5
Dwell in the One who raised Christ from the deadMarty Haugen (Author)5
Faithful God, I look to youMarty Haugen (Author)11
For all my life I will sing to youMarty Haugen (Author)2
From all that leads to deathMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)3
From out of the depths, I cry unto youMarty Haugen (Author)5
Give thanks to the Lord, for God is goodMarty Haugen (Author)6
Glory to God who does wondrous thingsMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)7
Go in peace, the peace of ChristMarty Haugen (Author)3
God indeed is my Savior, I will never be afraidMarty Haugen (Author)6
God is my shepherd, so nothing shall I wantMarty Haugen (Author)13
God of all, we look to youMarty Haugen (Author)7
God of day and God of darknessMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)9
Halle, halle, hallelujah!Marty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author (Verses))1
Happy all those who fear the LordMarty Haugen (Author)8
Have mercy on me, God, in your kindnessMarty Haugen (Author)5
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most HighMarty Haugen (Author (refrain 2))1
Healer of our every illMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)2
Here, a million wounded soulsMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)6
Here in this place new light is streamingMarty Haugen (Author)31
Holy Child within the mangerMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)7
How can I make a return to the LordMarty Haugen (Author)4
I have found David my servantMarty Haugen (Author)2
I remember, and my soul melts within meMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Paraphraser)2
I will bless the Lord at all times, God's praise ever in my mouthMarty Haugen (Author)5
I will sing God's praises all the days that I shall liveMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)3
If we have died to ourselves in JesusMarty Haugen (Author)3
In the east, the place of dawningMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)2
In you, O Lord I take refuge, let me never be put to shameMarty Haugen (Author)2
Joyous light of heavenly gloryMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)6
Keep me safe, O Lord, without you I am nothingMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)2
King Jesus rides a milk-white horseMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author (st. 3-9))4
Kyrie eleisonMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)1
Agnus dei, qui tollis peccata mundi (Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world)Marty Haugen (Author (add.text))1
Let us build a house where love can dwellMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)17
Let us hear what our God proclaimsMarty Haugen (Author)5
Let us sing unto the Lord, praise God's name with our joyful shoutsMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)3
Listen to my song, Hear me when I callMarty Haugen (Author)2
Lord have mercy (Kyrie eleison)Marty Haugen (Author)2
Lord, have mercy (Haugen)Marty Haugen (Adapter)2
May God's light shine ever upon youMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)4
Neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulersMarty Haguen (Author)4
Now is the feast of the Lamb once slainMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)6
Now the time of grace has comeMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)7
O God, I call to you, come to me nowMarty Haugen (Author)4
[O God I seek you]Marty Haugen (Author)2
O God of blessings, all praise to you!Marty Haugen (b. 1950) (Author)5
Oh, God to whom shall we go?Marty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)5
O God, why are you silent?Marty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)5
O Lord of Light, our only hope of gloryMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)11
Oceans of earth, sing glory to GodMarty Haugen (Author (add. Text))7
Ho, ev'ry one who thirstsMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)4
On my breath and in my breathingMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)2
On the journey to Emmaus with our hearts as cold as stoneMarty Haugen (Author)4
Once you were darkness, once you were lost in the shadowsMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)3
Open up your ears to hearMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)2
Praise for the sun, the bringer of dayMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)10
Praise the God of all creation, God of mercy and compassionMarty Haugen (Author)4
Praise the Lord, O JerusalemMarty Haugen (Author)3
Praise to you, O God of mercy!Marty Haugen (Author)5
Let your mind and heart be one with ChristMarty Haugen (Adapter)4
Safely lead the young onesMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)3
Seek the highest gift of allMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Adapter)2
Shepherd me, O GodMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author (Refrain))6
Shepherd of Israel, hearken from your throneMarty Haugen (Author)3
Sing out to God a new songMarty Haugen (Author)1
Sing praise to God, Look not to earthly rulersMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)2
Sing to the Lord a new song, for God has done wonderful deedsMarty Haugen (Author)10
Sing with one anotherMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)3
Spirit blowing through creationMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)5
Springs of creation, river and oceanMarty Haugen (Author (add. Text))1
Still all the angry criesMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author (verses))6
Sun and moon: Bless your MakerMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)6
Take from me your holy feastsMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)4
Tend your ailing onesMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Adapter)3
The lone wild fowl in lofty flightMarty Haugen (Author (st. 4-5))3
The Lord is my shepherd (Antiphonal psalm)Marty Haugen (Author)1
The Mighty One works great things in meMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)2
The tiny child to Bethlehem cameMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)2
The Word became flesh and dwelt among usMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)2
This is the bread of life, for all to shareMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)2
Lord, make me know your ways, teach me your pathsMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)8
Tree of life and awesome mysteryMarty Haugen (Author)12
Turn to the Lord with all your heartMarty Haugen (Author)3
We are fire and waterMarty Haugen (Author)4
We give thanks unto you, O God of mightMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Versifier)12
What do you gain from all your worryMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)4
What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soulMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author (st. 2-))1
When Jesus had gathered with those he lovedMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Adapter)5
When our God led us back to freedomMarty Haugen (Author)3
When pain and sorrow weigh us downMarty Haugen (Author)9
When we were dead in sin (Cuando en pecado morimos)Marty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)2
Wind upon the watersMarty Haugen (1950-) (Author)3
"With my chosen one I have made a covenant"Marty Haugen (Author (alt. verses))4
Word of mercy, word of justiceMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)3
Word that formed creation, earth and sea and skyMarty Haugen (b. 1950) (Author)2
You are salt for the earth, O peopleMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)18
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord, Most High (Haugen)Marty Haugen (Author)7
You who have touched us and graced us with loveMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)6
You who know our fears and sadnessMarty Haugen, b. 1950 (Author)23
Your words, O God, are truth indeedMarty Haugen (Author)14