This Sunday’s organ postlude is a plea for peace. Charles Callahan’s “O day of peace” is an arrangement of the hymn tune Jerusalem by the English composer C.H.H. Parry (1848-1918). It can be found in our Hymnal 1982 at number 597. The words of the hymn read “O day of peace that dimly shines through all our hopes and prayers and dreams, guide us to justice, truth, and love… May swords of hate fall from our hands, our hearts from envy find release, til by God’s grace our warring world shall see Christ’s promised reign of peace.”
For more peaceful music, listen to our latest choral recording from our series of Lenten devotions, the gentle anthem “Loving shepherd of thy sheep,” preceded by a brief prayer.