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O Redeemer

Author (verses): James Quinn, SJ. b. 1919

James Quinn (b. Glasgow, Scotland, April 21, 1919; d. Edinburgh, Scotland, April 8, 2010) was a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest who was ordained in 1950. As a consultant for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, sparked by Vatican II, he has exerted influence far beyond his native Scotland. A collection of his hymn texts is available from Selah Publishing company. Sing a New Creation Go to person page >

Author (refrain): Stephen Somerville

Somerville, Stephen Francis. (London, England, April 1, 1931-- ). Roman Catholic. University of Toronto, B.A., 1952; Laval University (Quebec), L.Th., 1956; graduate study in Rome. Pastorates (in Ontario) at Grimsby, 1957-1960; Niagara Falls, 1960-1963; Ottawa, 1977-1979; Midland, 1979-?. Taught at St. Michael's Choir School, Toronto, 1963-1970. Edited (1970-1977) Living with Christ, a "missalette" issued every six weeks, giving prayer and scripture passages for all Masses to be celebrated, and including appropriate hymns. During this time he chaired the Diocese of Ottawa's liturgical commission, and represented Canada (1968-1975) on ICEL, charged by the Pope with preparing a text for the whole liturgy which the entire English-speaking worl… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Father, Lord of earth and heaven
Title: O Redeemer
Author (verses): James Quinn, SJ. b. 1919
Author (refrain): Stephen Somerville
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Redeemer, hear our singing
Publication Date: 1994
Copyright: Verses used by permission of Geoffrey Chapman. A division of Cassell PLC,

Tune

DRAKE'S BROUGHTON


UNSER HERRSCHER


STUTTGART

STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that c…

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Timeline

Instances

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Ancient and Modern #272

Catholic Book of Worship III #65

Catholic Book of Worship III #466

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