Lord of All Hopefulness

One of my favorite hymns from the Liturgy of the Hours is “Lord of all Hopefulness,” based on the Irish tune Slane. I found these two versions on YouTube, and think they are both good in their own way. The first is Winchester Quirister Harry Sever.

This second one, I can’t tell if it’s offered tongue in cheek or not. This is how the performer envisions Liberace playing it. It’s a very nice piano rendition, regardless.

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  1. It would have been nice if I’d posted the lyrics. Here they are:

    Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
    Whose trust, ever child-like, no cares could destroy,
    Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
    Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.

    Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
    Whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,
    Be there at our labours, and give us, we pray,
    Your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.

    Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
    Your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,
    Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,
    Your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.

    Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
    Whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,
    Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,
    Your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.

    Lyrics by Jan Struther, 1901-1953

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