|The shades of night descend|
Now Fades All Earthly Splendor, first published in 1969 was written by Scottish Jesuit Priest, theologian, and hymnwriter James Quinn (1919-2010). It is set to the tune, Ewing (1861) by Alexander Ewing (1830 -1895). The tune is more commonly recognized as the setting for Jerusalem the Golden, which is a translation from the original Latin of a small portion of the 3000 line poem, De Contemptu Mundi by the 12th century monk Bernard of Cluny. In the Liturgy of the Hours, Now Fades All Earthly Splendor is used during Ordinary Time for Evening Prayer.