|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.