"The Apostle for Life," Father Paul B. Marx, O.S.B.:

"This great hymn, Jesus, the Lord of Life, fills a real need in our Catholic churches today, where the music and hymnody most often seem far away from the promotion of the Sanctity of Life."
Hear a two minute mp3 sample of Jesus, the Lord of Life.*

View the printed melody/text (pew copy) of Jesus, the Lord of Life, included in the Gate of Heaven: Melody Edition

View the printed accompaniment (organ/melody/text) of Jesus, the Lord of Life: Page 1 Page 2, included in the Gate of Heaven: Accompaniment Edition

Several years ago I represented my three brothers and sister when, after our dear mother's death on Easter Tuesday, I met with the organist of her parish church in order to plan the funeral Mass. Having been immediately assured that the parish community was eager to assist my family in its "journey of bereavement," I was confident of a respectfully sympathetic ear from the lady organist.