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The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor

The Lord hears the cry of the poor, Blessed be the Lord

Author: John B. Foley, SJ (1978)
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: John B. Foley, SJ

John Foley, S. J. (born 1939) is an American composer of Catholic liturgical music and a professor of liturgy at St. Louis University. Among his better known compositions are "One Bread, One Body" (1978), "Earthen Vessels" (1975), "Come to the Water" (1978), "The Cry of the Poor" (1978), "For You Are My God" (1970), and the album "As a River of Light" (1989). Much of his early work on liturgical music was as a member of a group called the St. Louis Jesuits, with whom he released several albums. Other members of the St. Louis Jesuits were Dan Schutte, Bob Dufford, Roc O'Connor, and Tim Manion. He has also released several solo collections of liturgical music. Both the solo and the group efforts were released through publishers OCP (former… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord hears the cry of the poor, Blessed be the Lord
Title: The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor
Author: John B. Foley, SJ (1978)
Meter: Irregular
Publication Date: 2013
Notes: Responsive refrain to reading of Psalm 82
Copyright: Responsive Reading © 1952, rev. 1971 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; © 1978, 1991 John B. Foley, SJ, and OCP


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