November 3, 2012

This World, My God

Held Within Hand

This World, My God, first published in 1968 was written by theologian and historian, Fr. Hamish Swanston (b.1933) and British composer Herbert Howells (1892-1983). Howells was noted for his organ and choral works written for the Anglican Liturgy. He titled this tune: In Manus Tuas (Into Your Hands), which is the Latin name for the Canticle of Simeon (Lk.2:29-32) prayed at Compline. An alternative tune is the Old 124th, as shown in the following video. In the Litany of the Hours, This World, My God, is Held Within Your Hand is used during Ordinary Time for Night Prayer.

Tune: Old 124th

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