October 12, 2012

Lord of All Hopefullness

Lord of All Joy

Lord of All Hopefulness was written in 1929 by English born, Jan Struther, a pseudonym of Joyce Torrens (1901-1953). Struther was well known for her book, Mrs Miniver (1939). Lord of All Hopefulness was one of a dozen or so hymns she wrote. Although she attended church, she considered herself an agnostic. It is set to Slane, a traditional Irish melody. In the Liturgy of the Hours, Lord of All Hopefulness is used during Ordinary Time for Daytime Midday Prayer.

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