Hymn for the day graphic

15 The day thou gavest – Crothers

Text: John Ellerton (1826-93)Tune: ST CLEMENT, Clement C Scholefield (1839-1904)Public Domain John Crothers Picture a Sunday evening in September 1959. In the gathering twilight a primary schoolboy, not yet eleven years old, is making his way alone by bus and on foot (as was possible in those far-off days) into an empty Belfast city centre. The leader of his church …