For The Beauty Of The Earth (Dix – 4 Verses) – Organ

For The Beauty Of The Earth ~ Lyrics

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Lord of all, to thee we raise

Lyrics by Folliot Sandford Pierpoint (1835 – 1917). Public Domain.

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Recordings

  • Tune: England’s Lane composed by Conrad Kocher (1786 – 1872) and arranged by William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889). Public Domain.
  • Meter: 77 77 77
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Son Of God Eternal Saviour (Everton Smart – 4 Verses) – Organ

Son Of God Eternal Saviour ~ Lyrics

Son of God, eternal Saviour,
Source of life and truth and grace,
Son of Man, whose birth incarnate
Hallows all our human race,
Thou, our Head, who, throned in glory,
For thine own dost ever plead,
Fill us with thy love and pity;
Heal our wrongs, and help our need.

As thou, Lord, hast lived for others,
So may we for others live;
Freely have thy gifts been granted,
Freely may thy servants give:
Thine the gold and thine the silver,
Thine the wealth of land and sea,
We but stewards of thy bounty,
Held in solemn trust for thee.

Come, O Christ, and reign among us,
King of love, and Prince of peace;
Hush the storm of strife and passion,
Bid its cruel discords cease;
By thy patient years of toiling,
By thy silent hours of pain,
Quench our fevered thirst of pleasure,
Shame our selfish greed of gain.

Son of God, eternal Saviour,
Source of life and truth and grace,
Son of Man, whose birth incarnate
Hallows all our human race,
Thou who prayest, thou who willest,
That thy people should be one,
Grant, O grant our hope’s fruition:
Here on earth thy will be done.

Meter: 87 87 D. Lyricist: Somerset Corry Lowry (1855 – 1932). Public Domain.

Everton Smart ~ Recordings

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Eternal Ruler Of The Ceaseless Round (Gibbons Song 1 – 4 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round
of circling planets singing on their way;
guide of the nations from the night profound
into the glory of the perfect day;
rule in our hearts, that we may ever be
guided and strengthened and upheld by thee.

We are of thee, the children of thy love,
the brothers of thy well-belovèd Son;
descend, O Holy Spirit, like a dove,
into our hearts, that we may be as one:
as one with thee, to whom we ever tend;
as one with him, our Brother and our Friend.

We would be one in hatred of all wrong,
one in our love of all things sweet and fair,
one with the joy that breaketh into song,
one with the grief that trembles into prayer,
one in the power that makes thy children free
to follow truth, and thus to follow thee.

O clothe us with thy heavenly armour, Lord,
thy trusty shield, thy sword of love divine;
our inspiration be thy constant word;
we ask no victories that are not thine:
give or withhold, let pain or pleasure be;
enough to know that we are serving thee.

Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10. Lyricist: John White Chadwick (1840 – 1904). Public Domain.

Song 1 ~ Recording

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Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace (3 – Verses) – Orchestra

Make me a channel of your peace – Lyrics

We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright.

Lyricist: Sebastian Temple (1928 – 1997). Copyright © 1967 OCP Publications.

Recording

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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Picardy – 4 Verses) – Orchestra

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence ~ Lyrics

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wingèd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Meter: 87 87 87. Attributed to St James The Just in the Litany of St James, translated by Gerard Moultrie (1829 – 1885). Public Domain.

Picardy ~ Recording Orchestra

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Lord Thy Word Abideth (Ravenshaw – 6 Verses) – Orchestra

Lord Thy Word Abideth ~ Lyrics

1. Lord, Thy word abideth,
And our footsteps guideth;
Who its truth believeth
Light and joy receiveth.

2. When our foes are near us,
Then Thy word doth cheer us,
Word of consolation,
Message of salvation.

3. When the storms are o’er us,
And dark clouds before us,
Then its light directeth,
And our way protecteth.

4. Who can tell the pleasure,
Who recount the treasure,
By Thy Word imparted
To the simple hearted?

5. Word of mercy, giving
Succour to the living;
Word of life, supplying
Comfort to the dying!

6. O that we, discerning,
Its most holy learning,
Lord, may love and fear Thee,
Evermore be near Thee!

Meter: 66 66. Lyricist: Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1877). Public Domain.

Lord Thy Word Abideth, Ravenshaw ~ Recording

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Lord Thy Word Abideth (Ravenshaw – 6 Verses) – Organ

Lord Thy Word Abideth ~ Lyrics

1. Lord, Thy word abideth,
And our footsteps guideth;
Who its truth believeth
Light and joy receiveth.

2. When our foes are near us,
Then Thy word doth cheer us,
Word of consolation,
Message of salvation.

3. When the storms are o’er us,
And dark clouds before us,
Then its light directeth,
And our way protecteth.

4. Who can tell the pleasure,
Who recount the treasure,
By Thy Word imparted
To the simple hearted?

5. Word of mercy, giving
Succour to the living;
Word of life, supplying
Comfort to the dying!

6. O that we, discerning,
Its most holy learning,
Lord, may love and fear Thee,
Evermore be near Thee!

Meter: 66 66. Lyricist: Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1877). Public Domain.

Lord Thy Word Abideth, Ravenshaw ~ Recording

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My God, How Wonderful Thou Art (Westminster – 7 Verses) – Organ

My God, How Wonderful Thou Art – Lyrics

1. My God, how wonderful Thou art,
Thy majesty how bright;
How beautiful Thy mercy seat
In depths of burning light!

2. How dread are Thy eternal years,
O everlasting Lord,
By prostrate spirits day and night
Incessantly adored!

3. How wonderful, how beautiful,
The sight of Thee must be;
Thy endless wisdom, boundless power,
And glorious purity!

4. O how I fear Thee, living God,
With deep and tender fear;
And worship Thee with trembling hope,
And penitential tears!

5. Yet, I may love Thee, too, O Lord,
Almighty as Thou art;
For Thou hast stooped to ask of me
The love of my poor heart!

6. No earthly father loves like Thee,
No mother, e’er so mild,
Bears and forbears as Thou hast done,
With me, Thy sinful child.

7. Father of Jesus, love’s Reward!
What rapture it will be
Prostrate before Thy throne to lie,
And gaze, and gaze on Thee!

Meter: CM. Lyricist: Frederick William Faber (1814 – 1863). Public Domain.

Westminster ~ Recording

  • Tune: Westminster, composed by James Turle (1802 -1882). Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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My Song Is Love Unknown (Love Unknown – 7 Verses) – Organ

My Song Is Love Unknown ~ Lyrics

My song is love unknown,
My Saviour’s love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
That they might lovely be.
O who am I, that for my sake
My Lord should take, frail flesh and die?

He came from His blest throne
Salvation to bestow;
But men made strange, and none
The longed for Christ would know:
But O! my Friend, my Friend indeed,
Who at my need His life did spend.

Sometimes they strew His way,
And His sweet praises sing;
Resounding all the day
Hosannas to their King:
Then “Crucify!” is all their breath,
And for His death they thirst and cry.

Why, what hath my Lord done?
What makes this rage and spite?
He made the lame to run,
He gave the blind their sight,
Sweet injuries! Yet they at these
Themselves displease, and ’gainst Him rise.

They rise and needs will have
My dear Lord made away;
A murderer they saved,
The Prince of life they slay,
Yet cheerful He to suffering goes,
That He His foes from thence might free.

In life, no house, no home
My Lord on earth might have;
In death no friendly tomb
But what a stranger gave.
What may I say? Heav’n was His home;
But mine the tomb wherein He lay.

Here might I stay and sing,
No story so divine;
Never was love, dear King!
Never was grief like Thine.
This is my Friend, in Whose sweet praise
I all my days could gladly spend.

Meter: 66 66 44 44. Lyricist: Samuel Crossman (c.1624 – 1684). Public Domain.

Love Unknown ~ Recording ~ Extract Only

  • Tune: Love Unknown, composed by John Nicholson Ireland (1879 – 1962). Music Copyright © The John Ireland Trust, All Rights Reserved.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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Now Praise We Great And Famous Men (Ach Gott Und Herr – 6 Verses) – Organ

Now Praise We Great And Famous Men ~ Lyrics

1. Now praise we great and famous men,
The fathers named in story;
And praise the Lord, who now as then
Reveals in man His glory.

2. Praise we the wise and brave and strong,
Who graced their generation,
Who helped the right, and fought the wrong,
And made our folk a nation.

3. Praise we the great of heart and mind,
The singers sweetly gifted,
Whose music like a mighty wind
The souls of men uplifted.

4. Praise we the peaceful men of skill,
Who built their homes of beauty,
And, rich in art, made richer still
The brotherhood of duty.

5. Praise we the glorious names we know,
And they whose names have perished,
Lost, in the haze of long ago,
In silent love be cherished.

6. In peace their sacred ashes rest,
Fulfilled their day’s endeavour;
They blessed the earth, and they are blessed
Of God and man forever.

Meter: 87 87. Lyricist: William George Tarrant (1853 – 1928). Public Domain.

Ach Gott Und Herr ~ Recording

  • Tune: Ach Gott und Herr, from As Hymnodus Sacer, Leipzig (1625) harmonised by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750). Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900214
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