Jesus Took a Towel

The heavens are the Lord's, and the earth is his

Author: Chrysogonus Waddell
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Chrysogonus Waddell

Father Chrysogonus Waddell, OCSO, passed from this life and entered life eternal on the solemnity of Christ the King, November 23, 2008, at the age of 78. Father Chrysogonus studied music composition with Vincent Perschetti at the Philadelphia Conservatory. A convert to Roman Catholicism in 1949, he entered the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani the following year. He was ordained a priest in 1958 and pursued further theological studies in Rome at the College of San Anselmo. Following in the tradition of his fellow Cistercian, Thomas Merton, Father Chrysogonus lived in a hermitage away from the abbey for nearly thirty years. He was choirmaster at the abbey for a number of years. In addition to his compositions, Father Chrysogonus published… Go to person page >

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First Line: The heavens are the Lord's, and the earth is his
Title: Jesus Took a Towel
Author: Chrysogonus Waddell
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus took a towel and girded himself
Copyright: © 1986 GIA Publications, Inc.



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