You Have Passed By

You have passed by, you came like fire that lights the skies

Author: Huub Oosterhuis; Translator: Redmond McGoldrick
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Author: Huub Oosterhuis

Hubertus Gerardus Josephus Henricus Oosterhuis (born 1 November 1933, Amsterdam) is a controversial Dutch theologian and poet. He is mainly known for his contribution to Christian music and liturgy in the Dutch language, used in both Protestant and Roman Catholic churches, although there is much Catholic opposition to his work, which has resulted in the banning of several songs in certain dioceses. He is the author of over 60 books and at the time of over 700 hymns, songs, Psalms (often in an own interpretation), and prayers. Oosterhuis was a Jesuit and is a Roman Catholic priest. In 1954, inspired by Che Guevara who said that churches have the potential to transform the social structure of society, Oosterhuis combined his priesthood… Go to person page >

Translator: Redmond McGoldrick

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First Line: You have passed by, you came like fire that lights the skies
Title: You Have Passed By
Author: Huub Oosterhuis
Translator: Redmond McGoldrick
Copyright: © 1971 Gooi en Stricht, bv., Baarn, The Netherlands. Reprinted by permission of OCP publications, agent.


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Common Praise (1998) #510