The Spirit of God - Deiss

This is a hymn for Pentecost.  It written by French Roman Catholic priest Lucien Deiss (1921-2007).  The words include clear references to both Isaiah 61:1-2 and Luke 4:18-19.

It was first published in 1970 by World Library Publications, in Deiss' collection, Biblical Hymns and Psalms, Volume II. It apparently has not been widely published in hymnals in the western world - but requests to this website show that it is known in various countries in Africa and Asia, at least.

The tune it is set to is sometimes known as CALLED TO PROCLAIM.




Image:   By Jacqui Barker
[CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons




Downloads

This section may contain affiliate links: I earn from qualifying purchases on these. Free downloads are provided where possible (eg for public domain items).

Examples

Male cantor, soprano soloist and congregation, with organ backing


Small group with keyboard backing:


Instrumental - piano


Cantor and choir with organ - studio recording:


Lyrics

The full lyrics are still copyright (though they can be found here) - a rough outline is:
Chorus /Antiphon
The Spirit of God rests upon me.
... consecrates me.
... bids me go forth to proclaim his peace, his joy.

Each verse has four lines:
  • The first is "The Spirit of God sends me forth",
  • The second is "Called to witness the kingdom of Christ among all the nations;"
  • The last is "My spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour"

The third line in each verse is different, and names specific actions that Christians are called to, eg:

1 ... proclaim the good news of Christ to the poor.

2 ... console the hearts overcome with great sorrow.

3 ... comfort the poor who mourn and who weep.

4 ... announce the grace of salvation to all.

5 ... reveal the glory of God among all the people.

See more ...


KEEP IN CASE ORIGINAL IS REMOVED, BUT DO NOT DISPLAY Antiphon
The Spirit of God rests upon me.
The Spirit of God consecrates me.
The Spirit of God bids me go forth to proclaim his peace, his joy.

The Spirit of God sends me forth,
Called to witness the kingdom of Christ among all the nations;
Called to proclaim the good news of Christ to the poor.
My spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.

The Sprit of God sends me forth,
Called to witness the kingdom of Christ among all the nations;
Called to console the hearts overcome with great sorrow.
My spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.

The Spirit of God sends me forth,
Called to witness the kingdom of Christ among all the nations;
Called to comfort the poor who mourn and who weep.
My spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.

The Spirit of God sends me forth,
Called to witness the kingdom of Christ among all the nations;
Called to announce the grace of salvation to all.
My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

The Spirit of God sends me forth,
Called to witness the kingdom of Christ among all the nations;
Called to reveal the glory of God among all the people.
My spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.

No comments:

Post a Comment


Sheet Music Anywhere at Musicnotes.com