December 4, 2012

Lord, Your Glory in Christ We Have Seen

The Almighty Has Given His Body For Man

Lord, Your Glory in Christ We Have Seen is a 1971 translation by Anthony G. Petti (1932-1985) of the 1957 hymn: Dieu, Nous Avons Vu Ta Gloire, with words by Fr. Didier Rimaud (1922-2003) and music by Jean Langlais (1907-1991). It was written for a Vigil Service preceding the final High Mass of a conference on "The Bible and Liturgy". Dimaud was a Jesuit Priest who was very active in liturgical reforms of Vatican II in France. Langlais was a well known French composer and organist. He lost his eyesight early in life from Glaucoma. He was sent to the National Institute for Blind Children in Paris where he began his studies in music. He would eventually be appointed organist at the Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde in Paris, a position he held from 1945 until his death in 1991. In the Liturgy of the Hours, Lord, Your Glory in Christ We Have Seen is used during Lent, on Palm Sunday, through Holy Week, and on the Feast of the Transfiguration.

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