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Episcopal priest and hymn writer Carl Pickens Daw Jr. wrote “O Day of Peace that Dimly Shines,” a song that is set to the tune “Jerusalem” by Charles Hubert Hasting Parry.

The origin of the hymn derived from the creation of the Episcopal Church’s 1982 hymnal, as the committee overseeing its publication was asked to have a peace-centered anthem included.

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“This hymn deals with two aspects of peace: pax, an understanding of peace based on the cessation of conflict, and shalom, the condition of living abundantly in harmony and mutual goodwill,” Daw recounted, as quoted by United Methodist Discipleship Ministries.

“Although this hymn affirms that peace is always God’s gift, it also recognizes the importance of human responsibility in preparing an environment in which peace can flourish.”

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