Bring us Back to You O Lord our God

This hymn of repentance is a translation of a French-language hymn "Fais nous revenir à toi", which is based on Ezekiel 36:24-28, and written by French Roman Catholic Jean-Paul Lécot.   It is implied that the English translation was made by Sr Lucia Fay.

Hymn-books which it has been published in include:
  • Alleluia! Amen, Veritas 1978
  • The Australian Catholic Worship Book 2, Morningstar Publications, 2016

It is set to an unnamed tune by French Roman Catholic priest, organist and liturgical composer Paul Décha ((1928-1996). This has a 4/4 time signature.  The key seems to move between Dm and F:  the first few notes are FE DC D2 F2 G3.


Hymn title superimposed on a purple sunrise from Vietnam
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French-language version

Examples

Original French-language hymn - organ accompaniment:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
Chorus:
Bring us back to you, O Lord our God,
And save us in your name.

1 “I will gather you from the nations,
And I will unite you in my love.”
This is the word of God.

2 “I will pour on you living water.
I will make you clean and pure of heart.”
This is the word of God.

3 “I will take the heart you have hardened.
I will put in you a heart of flesh.”
This is the word of God.

4 “In your soul my Spirit will dwell
And he will reveal my will to you.”
This is the word of God.

5 “I will be your Father for ever,
You will always be my chosen people.”
This is the word of God.

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Chorus:
Bring us back to you, O Lord our God,
And save us in your name.

1 “I will gather you from the nations,
And I will unite you in my love.”
This is the word of God.

2 “I will pour on you living water.
I will make you clean and pure of heart.”
This is the word of God.

3 “I will take the heart you have hardened.
I will put in you a heart of flesh.”
This is the word of God.

4 “In your soul my Spirit will dwell
And he will reveal my will to you.”
This is the word of God.

5 “I will be your Father for ever,
You will always be my chosen people.”
This is the word of God.

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