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O God, Why Are You Silent?

Author: Marty Haugen

Marty Haugen (b. 1950), is a prolific liturgical composer with many songs included in hymnals across the liturgical spectrum of North American hymnals and beyond, with many songs translated into different languages. He was raised in the American Lutheran Church, received a BA in psychology from Luther College, yet found his first position as a church musician in a Roman Catholic parish at a time when the Roman Catholic Church was undergoing profound liturgical and musical changes after Vatican II. Finding a vocation in that parish to provide accessible songs for worship, he continued to compose and to study, receiving an MA in pastoral studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota. A number of liturgical settings were prepar… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God, why are you silent?
Title: O God, Why Are You Silent?
Author: Marty Haugen
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: © 2003, GIA Publications, Inc

Tune

PASSION CHORALE (Hassler)

The tune HERZLICH TUT MICH VERLANGEN has been associated with Gerhardt's text ["O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden"] since they were first published together in 1656. The tune's first association with a sacred text was its attachment in 1913 [sic: should read 1613] to Christoph Knoll's funeral text "Herzl…

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Audio

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #703

Gather (3rd ed.) #668

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #570

More Voices #73

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #776

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