November 20, 2013

The Day is Filled with Splendour

Awakening With the Day, We Turn to God Our Father

The Day is Filled with Splendour is a hymn written by the Benedictine Nuns of Stanbrook Abbey. It is sung during Morning Prayer in the Divine Office. It is set to the hymn tune: Paderborn, first published in the Katholische Kirchengesänge of 1616. An alternative melody (as featured in the following) is Christus Der Ist Mein Leben composed in 1609 by Melchior Vulpius.

Tune: Christus Der Ist Mein Leben (with introduction)


  1. Wonderfully executed. I was able to learn it after two playovers, to sing the hymn, for the 1st time ever, for my morning Divine Office devotion today. Thank you.

  2. Paderborn is the wrong metre, but this does very nicely - thanks!


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