Bob Dufford

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Robert J. Dufford, S. J. (born 1943) is a Jesuit priest, a former member of the St. Louis Jesuits musical group, and a composer of Catholic liturgical music. His most popular song is "Be Not Afraid."[1] His work is included in such hymnals as Glory and Praise and Gather.

Selected works[edit]

  • "Be Not Afraid" (1975)
  • "Sing to the Mountains" (1975)
  • "Like a Shepherd" (1976)
  • "All the Ends of the Earth" (1981)
  • "St. Louis Jesuit Mass - Holy" (1973)
  • "Father, Mercy"

His music in contemporary Catholic culture[edit]

Bob Dufford is one of many musicians who compose contemporary Catholic liturgical music. This music has enjoyed widespread success throughout the English speaking world. There have also been a number of controversies surrounding this music.


  1. ^ C.S.P., Lawrence Boadt, (2005-03-01). The Paulist Liturgy Planning Guide For The Readings Of Sundays And Major Feastdays: Year a. Paulist Press. pp. 166–. ISBN 9780809143092. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 

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