Lucien Deiss

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Lucien Deiss

Born2 September 1921
Eschbach, France
Died(2007-10-09)9 October 2007

Lucien Deiss, CSSp was a French Catholic priest, biblical exegete and liturgical composer, born in Eschbach on 2 September 1921, and died on (2007-10-09)9 October 2007.


Entering the Congregation of the Holy Ghost in 1942, Deiss composed over 400 liturgical compositions. Overseas, some of his works sold over 5 million copies.[1]

Passionate about the Bible and liturgy, he was initially professor of Holy Scripture at the major seminary of Brazzaville, Congo. Returning to France for health reasons in 1948, he taught at the seminary of Chevilly-Larue.



  • Souviens-toi de Jésus-Christ
  • L'Esprit de Dieu
  • Terre entière chante ta joie
  • Un seul Seigneur
  • Peuple de prêtres, peuple de rois


  • la Prière chrétienne des psaumes, Desclée de Brouwer, 2001.
  • Joseph, Marie, Jésus, Editions Saint Paul, 1997.
  • La messe, Desclée de Brouwer, 1989.
  • Come, Lord Jesus, (Biblical Prayers with Psalms and Scripture Readings), World Library Publications, 1981


  1. ^ "La Croix - Actualité en direct, informations France, Monde, Economie".