December 16, 2012

When from the Darkness

Grant Us Your Light

When from the Darkness, first published in 1971 as part of the New Catholic Hymnal was written by Brendan McLaughlin. It is set to the tune Courtney by English organist, choral composer, and conductor: Colin Mawby (B.1936). He has been a prolific composer of works for the Catholic Liturgy which includes over 50 Masses. In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI awarded him with the Knighthood of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, bestowed on Catholic individuals in recognition of their personal service to the Church. He has also brought religious themes to a wider audience through such works as The Lord Is My Shepherd featuring Charlotte Church. In the Liturgy of the Hours, When from the Darkness is used during Lent.

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