Michael Joncas

Michael Joncas
Short Name: Michael Joncas
Full Name: Joncas, Michael, 1951-
Birth Year: 1951

Michael Joncas is a liturgical composer, author, speaker, and professor who is perhaps best known for his song "On Eagle's Wings."

He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in English from the University of St. Thomas and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a master's degree in theology and liturgical studies. Michael also graduated summa cum laude with degrees in liturgical studies from Pontificio Istituto Liturgico of the Ateneo Sant'Anselmo.

From 1980 to 1984, he was associate pastor with Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Maplewood, Minnesota. Following that assignment, he was campus minister and education director for the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota from 1984 to 1987. Next, from 1987 to 1991, he was focused on graduate study in Rome. From 1991 to 1993, he was a parochial administrator at St. Cecilia's Parish in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Michael has published three books, titled The Catechism of the Catholic Church on Liturgy and Sacraments, Preaching the Rites of Christian Initiation and From Sacred Song to Ritual Music. Over 100 of his articles have appeared in publications such as Worship, Pastoral Music and Ecclesia Orans. He also has over 20 collections of liturgical music.

He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Theology at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.


Texts by Michael Joncas (36)sort iconAsInstances
All that I counted as gainMichael Joncas (Author)5
All who labor and are burdenedMichael Joncas, b. 1951 (Author)4
And God will raise you up on eagle's wingsMichael Joncas (Paraphraser)4
Arise, shine forth, your light has comeMichael Joncas (Adapter)2
As the Father has loved meMichael Joncas (Author)8
Cleanse us, Lord, from all our sinsMichael Joncas (Author)1
Come, let us sing to the LordMichael Joncas (Author)2
Console my people, the ones dear to meMichael Joncas, b. 1951 (Author)4
Ev'ry nation on earthMichael Joncas (Adapter)2
For those who lead and guide the Church of ChristMichael Joncas (Author)2
God ever faithful (Dios fiel y tierno)Michael Joncas (Author)3
God ever-faithful, God ever-mercifulMichael Joncas (Author)3
I am the Word that spoke and light was madeMichael Joncas, b. 1951 (Author (refrain))10
I feed my people on the finest of breadMichael Joncas, b. 1955 (Author)2
I have called to you, LORDMichael Joncas (Adapter (verses))1
I lift up my eyes to the mountainMichael Joncas, b. 1951 (Author)2
I lift up my eyes to the mountains (Grail)Michael Joncas (Author (refrain))5
I rejoiced when I heard them say: "Let us go to the house of the Lord"Michael Joncas (Author)6
Let us complete our evening prayerMichael Joncas (Author)2
Lord, to whom shall we go?Michael Joncas (Author)2
May God satisfy your longingMichael Joncas, b. 1951 (Adapter)5
O ancient love processing through the agesMichael Joncas, b. 1951 (Author)3
O God, with your judgment endow the kingMichael Joncas (Author)7
O God, you are my God, for you I long; For you my soul is thirstingMichael Joncas (Adapter (verses))2
O God, you are my God whom I seekMichael Joncas (Author (refrain))6
O Lord, open our lipsMichael Joncas (Author)2
Seek the face of the LordMichael Joncas, b. 1951 (Author)5
We remember one who loved us wellMichael Joncas (Author)5
Springs of water, bless the LordMichael Joncas (Author)2
The Lord is my light, the Lord is my strengthMichael Joncas, b. 1951 (Author (refrain))2
The Lord is my light and my salvation, there is nothing at all I fearMichael Joncas, b. 1951 (Author)4
We place upon your table a gleaming cloth of whiteMichael Joncas, b. 1951 (Author)5
When We Eat This BreadMichael Joncas (Author)2
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord (Grail)Michael Joncas (Author)3
You servants of the LordMichael Joncas (Author)2
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord (Joncas)Michael Joncas (Author)31