Composer: Willard F. Jabusch
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Willard F. Jabusch

Willard F. Jabusch (b. 1930) received degrees from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois, and Loyola University, Chicago. He also earned a doctorate at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (1986), and studied music at the Chicago Conservatory and the University of London. A parish priest at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Chicago from 1956 to 1961, he taught at Niles College of Loyola University from 1963 to 1966 and at the Mundelein Seminary from 1968 to 1990. Since 1990 Jabusch has been director of Calvert House, the Roman Catholic student center at the University of Chicago. His theological publications include The Person in the Pulpit (1980), Walk Where Jesus Walked (1986), and The Spoken Christ (1990). He has wri… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Willard F. Jabusch
Meter: 10.10.11 with refrain
Incipit: 13556 54322 31761
Key: D Major
Copyright: © 1966, 1982, admin. by OCP Publications


WHATSOEVER YOU DO begins with a refrain that surrounds each stanza. A simple melody, it is designed for unison singing, although the refrain could easily be adapted for part singing. Because the entire text is a quotation from Jesus, the song should be sung through by one body: soloist, choir, or congregation, possibly distinguishing only the refrain by singing harmony. This music is written to flow in continual motion, so be careful not to pause between stanzas and refrain. Keep it moving at one pulse per bar, and use light organ registration or folk instruments.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #621

Gather Comprehensive #670

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #656

Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #519

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #846

Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #828

One in Faith #868

Text InfoTune InfoAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #210


With Heart and Voice #36

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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