Dieu, nous avons vu ta gloire en ton Christ

Dieu, nous avons vu ta gloire en ton Christ. Didier Rimaud* (1922-2003). This canticle, with music by Jean Langlais*, was first sung in July 1957 at a Catholic conference at Strasbourg when Rimaud was working for the Centre National de Pastorale Liturgique. The canticle was sung at the Vigil before Mass on the Sunday as the Bible was shown to the 3,000-strong congregation. It has since become well known and frequently used, especially in the English translation by Brian Wren* (verses) and Sir Ronald Johnson (refrain). They were asked to provide a translation by Erik Routley*, who had heard a recording of the Strasbourg service (‘Vigiles – Bible et liturgie’) published in Paris by Studio...

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