Robert J. Batastini is the retired vice president and senior editor of GIA Publications, Inc., Chicago. Bob has over fifty-five years of service in pastoral music ministry, having served several parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago and one in the Diocese of Joliet. He served as executive editor and project director for the Worship hymnals (three editions), Gather hymnals (three editions), Catholic Community Hymnal, and as executive editor of RitualSong.
In 1993 he became the first recipient of the Father Lawrence Heimann Citation for lifetime contribution to church music and liturgy in the U.S., awarded by St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, Indiana, and was named "Pastoral Musician of the Year-2000" by the National Association of Pasto… Go to person page >
Tune Title: [God, you are merciful and gracious]First Line: Turn your ear, O LORD, and answer meComposer: Gregory J. Polan, OSB; Robert J. Batastini; Joseph GelineauKey: a minorDate: 2011Source: Conception Abbey Tone: Mode 2; Gelineau tone: Mode Re