Song of St. Patrick

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Christ be ever before us

Author: Marty Haugen
Tune: [Christ be ever before us]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Author: Marty Haugen

Marty Haugen (b. 1950), is a prolific liturgical composer with many songs included in hymnals across the liturgical spectrum of North American hymnals and beyond, with many songs translated into different languages. He was raised in the American Lutheran Church, received a BA in psychology from Luther College, yet found his first position as a church musician in a Roman Catholic parish at a time when the Roman Catholic Church was undergoing profound liturgical and musical changes after Vatican II. Finding a vocation in that parish to provide accessible songs for worship, he continued to compose and to study, receiving an MA in pastoral studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota. A number of liturgical settings were prepar… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ be ever before us
Title: Song of St. Patrick
Author: Marty Haugen
Source: Based on St. Patrick's Breastplate
Refrain First Line: May the Spirit of Christ be our hope
Copyright: © 1986, GIA Publications, Inc.



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Common Praise (1998) #483

Gather (3rd ed.) #793

Gather Comprehensive #703

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #685

Singing Our Faith #282

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