November 13, 2012

Song of Salvation Drawing Near

The Night is Now Ending

Song of Salvation Drawing Near was first published in 1970 with music by Bernard Huijbers (1922–2000) and words by Huub Oosterhuis (b.1933). During the 1960 and 70's they collaborated on a number of liturgical works and hymns. Eventually Huijbers would leave the Jesuits to pursue a career in music, while Oosterhuis would be expelled by the Jesuits for controversial comments and writings, although he continues to work as a Diocesan Priest in his native Holland. In the Liturgy of the Hours, Song of Salvation Drawing Near is used during Advent.

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