Day by day, dear Lord
Day by day, dear Lord. Richard of Chichester* (ca. 1197-1253).
This prayer was printed on a card of 1915 in the British Library collection, with the words ‘Partly — at least — by St Richard, Bishop of Chichester…’. It was used by Percy Dearmer* in SofPE, in Part VIII, ‘Verses and Other Doxologies’, as the first of ‘Graces and Other Verses’:
Day by day, Dear Lord, of thee three things I pray: To see thee more clearly, Love thee more dearly, Follow thee more nearly, Day by day.
It was set to a tune, STONETHWAITE, composed for it by Arthur Somervell*. It has since found a place in many hymnbooks, beginning with The School Hymn Book of the Methodist...
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