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In Deepest Night

Author: Huub Oosterhuis

Hubertus Gerardus Josephus Henricus Oosterhuis (born 1 November 1933, Amsterdam) is a controversial Dutch theologian and poet. He is mainly known for his contribution to Christian music and liturgy in the Dutch language, used in both Protestant and Roman Catholic churches, although there is much Catholic opposition to his work, which has resulted in the banning of several songs in certain dioceses. He is the author of over 60 books and at the time of over 700 hymns, songs, Psalms (often in an own interpretation), and prayers. Oosterhuis was a Jesuit and is a Roman Catholic priest. In 1954, inspired by Che Guevara who said that churches have the potential to transform the social structure of society, Oosterhuis combined his priesthood… Go to person page >

Translator: Forrest Ingram

(no biographical information available about Forrest Ingram.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In deepest night we hear the story
Title: In Deepest Night
Author: Huub Oosterhuis
Translator: Forrest Ingram (alt.by permission)
Meter: 9.8.9.8 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Copyright: © 1985 TEAM Productions, Published by OCP Publications

Tune

RENDEZ À DIEU

GENEVAN 98/118 is the one tune in the Psalter Hymnal used for two psalms. It was first published in the 1551 Genevan Psalter as a setting for Psalm 118; in the 1562 edition it was also set to Psalm 98 (hence both numbers in the tune name). The tune is also often named RENDEZ A DIEV, the French incip…

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Catholic Book of Worship III #324

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #351

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