Day by Day Day By Day
Frederick Borsch

The popular song from Godspell, “Day by Day,” is based on a prayer from the Middle Ages composed by Richard of Chichester, a saint remembered for his humility, his perseverance in times of hardship, his care for the poor, and the strength and generosity of his faith.  In these theological meditations Fred Borsch uses the life of Richard to illuminate and guide in seeking day by day to see more clearly, love more dearly and follow more nearly. 

“I have used this prayer every morning for donkey's years, and these are lovely and moving reflections on the prayer of Bishop Richard by Bishop Fred.”   ---     Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus

“Day By Day is a beautiful and imaginative meditation that plumbs the depths of the Christian life by reading Richard's prayer, Richard's life, and ours into one another.”  ---  Marilyn McCord Adams, Oxford University

Frederick Borsch was the Episcopal Bishop of Los Angeles, former Dean of the Chapel at Princeton University, and President and Professor of New Testament at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Author of some twenty books, he is now Chair of Anglican Studies at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

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The Prayer of Saint Richard has inspired several splendid anthems and hymns, and Day By Day is also available in an audio version with music sung by the Princeton University Chapel Choir and the Choir of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. This version may be especially valuable for individual meditation or small group quiet days or retreats.
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