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What Is This Place

What is this place where we are meeting?

Author: Huub Oosterhuis; Translator: David Smith
Tune: KOMT NU MET ZANG
Published in 15 hymnals

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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: David Smith

(no biographical information available about David Smith.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What is this place where we are meeting?
Title: What Is This Place
Other... Title: Zomaar een dak boven wat hoofen
Author: Huub Oosterhuis
Translator: David Smith
Meter: 9.8.9.8.9.6.6
Copyright: © 1967, Gooi en Sticht, bv., Baarn, The Netherlands, Exclusive English-language agent: OCP Publications

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 15 of 15)

Chalice Hymnal #289

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #524

Gather Comprehensive #748

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #736

Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #462

Text InfoAudio

Glory to God #404

Hymnal #1

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #799

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #769

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #933

RitualSong #892

The Covenant Hymnal #508

Voices Together #22

Worship (3rd ed.) #709

Worship Together #16

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