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God who hast caused to be written thy word for our learning

God who hast caused to be written thy word for our learning. T. Herbert O'Driscoll* (1928 - ). Herbert O’Driscoll recast the Collect, Epistle (Romans 15:4-13) and Gospel (Luke 21:25-33) from the Book of Common Prayer into language of the mid 20th century for worship on the second Sunday of Advent. The new hymn would fit in congregational worship with the vocabulary and structure of recent translations of the Bible and of Anglican liturgy. The ‘thy’ in the first line has been changed to ‘your’ in many books. Canadian composer Frederick Robert Charles Clarke* composed CAUSA DIVINA for this text in 1967. It was Canada’s centennial year when Canadian collaborations were being fostered by...

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