October 30, 2012

Day is Done

Shadows fall, but hope prevailing.

Day is Done, first published in 1969 was written Father James Quinn S.J. (1919-2010). During his life, Fr. Quinn was particularily involved in ecumenical matters. Two of his most noted works, Day is Done and This Day God Gives Me have become equally popular among Catholics and Protestants alike. Like This Day God Gives Me, Day is Done is set to a well known and easily sung folk melody, in this case the Welsh tune, Ar Hyd Y Nos. In the Liturgy of the Hours Day is Done, But Love Unfailing is used during Ordinary Time for Evening Prayer.

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