Father Michael St. Marie of Twin Falls, Idaho prayed this fervent prayer before the state’s GOP Convention, last June:
“Dear Lord, I ask that on Tuesday, Nov. 7, you find a new job for President Obama.”
It’s time for all believers to be on their knees, praying to the Lord of Hopefulness for a change we can all believe in this November 7…Please God – make the bad man go away….
The Palestrina Choir of St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin singing Lord of all hopefulness:
Here’s a solo from the immeasurable gifted Rhys Jupiter…
Rhys was Head Chorister of St George’s Chapel, Windsor. He is now at Lancing College holding a major music scholarship.
Words by Jan Struther to the beautiful Irish tune Slane.
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.