[Bless the Lord, my soul] (Berthier)

[Bless the Lord, my soul] (Berthier)

Composer: Jacques Berthier
Published in 26 hymnals


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Composer: Jacques Berthier

Jacques Berthier (b. Auxerre, Burgundy, June 27, 1923; d. June 27, 1994) A son of musical parents, Berthier studied music at the Ecole Cesar Franck in Paris. From 1961 until his death he served as organist at St. Ignace Church, Paris. Although his published works include numerous compositions for organ, voice, and instruments, Berthier is best known as the composer of service music for the Taizé community near Cluny, Burgundy. Influenced by the French liturgist and church musician Joseph Gelineau, Berthier began writing songs for equal voices in 1955 for the services of the then nascent community of twenty brothers at Taizé. As the Taizé community grew, Berthier continued to compose most of the mini-hymns, canons, and various associated… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Bless the Lord, my soul] (Berthier)
Composer: Jacques Berthier
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 53411 51174 5
Key: d minor
Copyright: © 1991, 1998 Ateliers et Presses de Taizè, Taizè Community, France. GIA Publications, Inc. exclusive North American agent

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Bless the Lord, My Soul

Bless the Lord, my soul,
and bless God's holy name.
Bless the Lord, my soul,
who leads me into life.

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Bless the Lord, my Soul

Refrain:
Bless the Lord, my soul,
and bless God’s holy name.
Bless the Lord, my soul,
who leads me into life.

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Bless the Lord

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