Faithful vigil ended (Pastor Pastorum – 4 Verses) – Organ

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    • Tune: Pastor Pastorum
    • Meter: 87 87 D
    • Style: Victorian Hymn
    • Verses: 4
    • Composer: Friedrich Silcher (1789 – 1860)
    • Lyricist: Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926)
    • Music Trad. Public Domain
    • Lyrics Copyright © Timothy Dudley-Smith
    • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights Reserved.
    • ISRC: UKTU21900073
    • UPC: 5060707370009

O For A Heart To Praise My God (Stockton) – Organ

Lyrics

O for a heart to praise my God,
A heart from sin set free;
A heart that’s sprinkled with the blood
So freely shed for me:

A heart resigned, submissive, meek,
My great Redeemer’s throne;
Where only Christ is heard to speak,
Where Jesus reigns alone:

A humble, lowly, contrite heart,
Believing, true, and clean,
Which neither life nor death can part
From him that dwells within:

A heart in every thought renewed,
And full of love divine;
Perfect and right and pure and good —
A copy, Lord, of thine.

Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart,
Come quickly from above;
Write thy new name upon my heart,
Thy new best name of Love.

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  • Tune: Stockton
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Thomas Wright (1763 – 1829)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900072
  • UPC: 5060707370665

Lord, Teach Us How To Pray Aright (Saint Hugh) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Lord, teach us how to pray aright
With reverence and with fear;
Though dust and ashes in thy sight,
We may, we must, draw near.

2. We perish if we cease from prayer:
O grant us power to pray;
And, when to meet thee we prepare,
Lord, meet us by the way.

3. God of all grace, we bring to thee
A broken, contrite heart;
Give what thine eye delights to see,
Truth in the inward part;

4. Faith in the only sacrifice
That can for sin atone,
To cast our hopes, to fix our eyes,
On Christ, on Christ alone;

5. Patience to watch and wait and weep,
Though mercy long delay;
Courage our fainting souls to keep,
And trust thee though thou slay.

6. Give these, and then thy will be done;
Thus, strengthened with all might,
We, through thy Spirit and thy Son,
Shall pray, and pray aright.

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    • Tune: St Hugh
    • Meter: CM
    • Style: Victorian Hymn
    • Composer: Edward John Hopkins (1818 – 1901)
    • Lyricist: James Montgomery (1771 – 1854)
    • Church Year: General, Lent, Ash Wednesday
    • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
    • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.
    • ISRC: UKTU21900069
    • UPC: 5060707370634

Blest Creator of the Light (Vienna) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Blest Creator of the light,
making day with radiance bright,
thou didst o’er the forming earth
give the golden light its birth.

2. Thou didst mark the night from day
with the dawn’s first piercing ray:
darkness now is drying nigh;
listen to our humble cry.

3. May we ne’er by guilt depressed
lose the way to endless rest;
nor with idle thoughts and vain
bind our souls to earth again.

4. Rather may we heav’nward rise
where eternal treasure lies;
purified by grace within,
hating ev’ry deed of sin.

5. Holy Father, hear our cry
through thy Son our Lord most high,
who our thankful hearts adore
with the Spirit evermore.

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  • Tune: Vienna
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Justin Heinrich Knecht (1752 – 1817)
  • Lyricist: Unknown office hymn traditionally sung at Sunday Vespers between Epiphany and Lent and following Pentecost.
  • Translator: John Chandler (1806 – 1876)
  • Church Year: General, Lent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900068
  • UPC: 5060707370627

He sat to watch o’er customs paid (Winchester New – 6 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

He sat to watch o’er customs paid,
A man of scorned and hardening trade,
Alike the symbol and the tool
Of foreign masters’ hated rule.

But grace within his breast had stirred;
There needed but the timely word:
It came, true Lord of souls, from thee,
That royal summons, ‘Follow me.’

Enough, when thou wast passing by,
To hear thy voice, to meet thine eye:
He rose, responsive to the call,
And left his task, his gains, his all.

O wise exchange! with these to part,
And lay up treasure in the heart –
Who now with crown of light doth shine
Among the apostolic line.

Come, Saviour, as in days of old;
Pass where the world has strongest hold,
And faithless care and selfish greed
Are thorns that choke the holy seed.

Who keep thy gifts, O bid them claim
The steward’s, not the owner’s name;
Who yield up all for thy dear sake,
Let them of Matthew’s wealth partake.

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  • Tune: Winchester New
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Baroque, Lutheran, Traditional German
  • Composer: Unknown from Musickalisches Handbuch (1690)
  • Lyricist: William Bright (1824 – 1901)
  • Church Year: Feast of St Matthew
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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As I journey through the land, singing as I go (O I want to see Him) – Organ

Lyrics

As I journey through the land, singing as I go
Pointing souls to Calvary, to the crimson flow,
Many arrows pierce my soul from without, within;
But my Lord leads me on, thro’ Him I must win.
Refrain:
O I want to see Him, look upon His face,
There to sing forever of His saving grace;
On the streets of Glory let me lift my voice;
Cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.

When in service for my Lord dark may be the night,
But I’ll cling more close to Him, He will give me light;
Satan’s snares may vex my soul, turn my tho’ts aside;
But my Lord goes ahead, leads whate’er betide. Refrain

When in valleys low I look t’ward the mountain height,
And behold my Saviour there, leading in the fight,
With a tender hand outstretched t’ward the valley low,
Guiding me, I can see, as I onward go. Refrain

When before me billows rise from the mighty deep,
Then my Lord directs my bark; He doth safely keep,
And He leads me gently on through this world below;
He’s a real Friend to me, O I love Him so. Refrain

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  • Tune: O I want to see Him
  • Meter: 12 12 D & Refrain
  • Style: Gospel
  • Composer and Lyricist: Rufus H. Cornelius (1872 – 1933)
  • Usage: Lent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Just as I am, without one plea (Woodworth) – Organ

Hymn – Just as I am, without one plea – Lyrics

Just as I am, without one plea,
but that thy blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidst me come to thee,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
with many a conflict, many a doubt,
fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
sight, riches, healing of the mind,
yea, all I need in thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, thou wilt receive,
wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
because thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, thy love unknown
hath broken every barrier down;
now, to be thine, yea thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, of that free love
the breadth, length, depth and height to prove,
here for a season, then above,
O Lamb of God, I come.

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Standard setting in E Flat
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Tune: Woodworth
Meter: 88 86
Style: Victorian
Composer: William Batchelder Bradbury (1816 – 1868)
Lyricist: Charlotte Elliott (1789 – 1871)
Church Year: Lent
Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai) – Orchestra

Lyrics

King of glory, King of peace,
I will love Thee;
And that love may never cease,
I will move Thee.
Thou hast granted my request,
Thou hast heard me;
Thou didst note my working breast,
Thou hast spared me.

Wherefore with my utmost art
I will sing Thee,
And the cream of all my heart
I will bring Thee.
Though my sins against me cried,
Thou alone didst clear me;
And alone, when they replied,
Thou didst hear me.

Seven whole days, not one in seven,
I will praise Thee;
In my heart, though not in Heaven,
I can raise Thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
To enroll Thee:
E’en eternity’s too short
To extol Thee.

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King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai – 3 verses) – Organ
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    • Tune: Gwalchmai
    • Meter: 74 74 D
    • Style: Victorian Hymn
    • Usage: General, Candlemas
    • Composer: Joseph David Jones (1827 – 1870)
    • Lyricist: George Herbert (1593 – 1633)
    • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
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    • ISRC: UKTU21900083
    • UPC: 195037673652

O love that wilt not let me go (Saint Margaret) – Organ

Hymn – O love that wilt not let me go – Lyrics

1. O Love that will not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

2. O light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

3. O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

4. O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

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  • Tune: Saint Margaret
  • Meter: 88 88 6
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: General, Funeral, Passiontide, Lent
  • Composer: Albert Lister Peace (1844 – 1912)
  • Lyricist: George Matheson (1842 – 1906)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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It is a thing most wonderful (Herongate) – Organ

Lyrics

It is a thing most wonderful,
Almost too wonderful to be,
That God’s own Son should come from Heav’n,
And die to save a child like me.

And yet I know that it is true;
He chose a poor and humble lot,
And wept and toiled and mourned and died,
For love of those who loved Him not.

I cannot tell how He could love
A child so weak and full of sin;
His love must be most wonderful,
If He could die my love to win.

I sometimes think about the cross,
And shut my eyes, and try to see
The cruel nails and crown of thorns,
And Jesus crucified for me.

But even could I see Him die,
I could but see a little part
Of that great love, which, like a fire,
Is always burning in His heart.

It is most wonderful to know
His love for me so free and sure;
But ’tis more wonderful to see
My love for Him so faint and poor.

And yet I want to love Thee, Lord;
Oh, light the flame within my heart,
And I will love Thee more and more,
Until I see Thee as Thou art.

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  • Tune: Herongate
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Unknown original arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
  • This arrangement: Copyright © 2011 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: William Walsham How (1823 – 1897)
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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