De­cem­ber 21, 1951, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Joncas, a Catholic priest, is a liturgical theologian and composer of contemporary music. He attended the University of Notre Dame (MA Liturgical Studies, 1978), and the Pontificio Istituto Liturgico, Collegio Sant’Anselmo, Rome (SLL 1999, SLD 1991). He was ordained in 1980, and had held a number of positions, including associate pastor with Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Maplewood, Minnesota (1980–84); campus minister and education director for the Newman Center, Un­i­ver­si­ty of Minnesota (1984–87); and parochial administrator at St. Cecilia’s Parish, St. Paul, Minnesota. As of 2013, he was teaching at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame, and summer courses at the Saint John’s School of Theology - Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota.

  1. All That I Counted as Gain
  2. All Who Labor and Are Burdened
  3. As the Father Has Loved Me
  4. Blessed Are You Among Women
  5. Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord
  6. Console My People, the Ones Dear to Me
  7. Ev’ry Nation on Earth
  8. For Those Who Lead and Guide the Church of Christ
  9. I Am the Word That Spoke and Light Was Made
  10. I Feed My People on the Finest of Bread
  11. I Lift Up My Eyes to the Mountains
  12. I Rejoiced When I Heard Them Say
  13. In the Sight of Angels
  14. Let Us Complete Our Evening Prayer
  15. Lord Is My Light and My Sal­va­tion, The
  16. Lord Is My Light, the Lord Is My Strength, The
  17. Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?
  18. May God Satisfy Your Longing
  19. O Ancient Love Processing Through the Ages
  20. O God, with Your Judgment Endow the King
  21. O God, You Are My God Whom I Seek
  22. On Eagle’s Wings
  23. Seek the Face of the Lord
  24. We Remember One Who Loved Us Well
  25. Springs of Water, Bless the Lord
  26. We Place upon Your Table a Gleaming Cloth of White
  27. When We Eat This Bread
  28. With the Lord There Is Mercy
  29. You Servants of the Lord
  30. You Who Dwell in the Shelter of the Lord