When I survey the wondrous cross (Rockingham)

Hymn – When I survey the wondrous cross – Lyrics

When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of Glory died;
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
save in the death of Christ, my God;
all the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to his blood.

See, from his head, his hands, his feet,
sorrow and love flow mingled down.
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
or thorns compose so rich a crown.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were an offering far too small;
love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all.

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First Tune: Rockingham
Composer: Unknown, adapted by Edward Miller (1735 – 1807)
Style: Classical
Church Year: Good Friday, Lent, Passiontide
Meter: LM
Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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There is a green hill far away (Horsley)

Hymn – There is a green hill far away – Lyrics

There is a green hill far away,
Outwith a city wall,
Where the dear Lord was crucified,
Who died to save us all.

We may not know, we cannot tell,
What pains He had to bear;
But we believe it was for us
He hung and suffered there.

He died that we might be forgiv’n,
He died to make us good,
That we might go at last to Heav’n,
Saved by His precious blood.

There was no other good enough
To pay the price of sin;
He only could unlock the gate
Of heaven and let us in.

O dearly, dearly has He loved,
And we must love Him, too,
And trust in His redeeming blood,
And try His works to do.

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Tune: Horsley
Meter: CM
Style: Classical
Composer: William Horsley (1774 – 1858)
Lyricist: Cecil Frances Alexander (1818 – 1895)
Church Year: Lent, Good Friday, Passiontide
Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Take up thy cross, the Saviour said (Breslau)

Hymn – Take up thy cross, the Saviour said – Lyrics

Take up thy cross, the Saviour said,
If thou wouldst My disciple be;
Deny thyself, the world forsake,
And humbly follow after Me.

Take up thy cross, let not its weight
Fill thy weak spirit with alarm;
His strength shall bear thy spirit up,
And brace thy heart and nerve thine arm.

Take up thy cross, nor heed the shame,
Nor let thy foolish pride rebel;
Thy Lord for thee the cross endured,
And saved thy soul from death and hell.

Take up thy cross then in His strength,
And calmly sin’s wild deluge brave,
’Twill guide thee to a better home,
It points to glory o’er the grave.

Take up thy cross and follow Christ,
Nor think til death to lay it down;
For only those who bear the cross
May hope to wear the glorious crown.

To Thee, great Lord, the One in Three,
All praise forevermore ascend:
O grant us in our home to see
The heavenly life that knows no end.

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  • Tune: Breslau
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Reformation
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: As Hymnodus Sacer.
  • Arranger: Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)
  • Lyricist: Charles William Everest (1814 – 1877)
  • Church Year: Lent, Passiontide, Good Friday
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Rock of Ages (Toplady – 4 verses) – Organ

Hymn – Rock of ages – Lyrics

Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Save from wrath and make me pure.

Not the labour of my hands
Can fulfil Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to the cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death, [originally When my eye-strings break in death]
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgement throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

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  • Tune: Toplady
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Thomas Hastings (1784 – 1872)
  • Lyricist: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740 – 1778)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Rock of Ages (Petra, Redhead No. 76 – 4 verses) – Organ

Hymn – Rock of ages – Lyrics

Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Save from wrath and make me pure.

Not the labour of my hands
Can fulfil Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to the cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death, [originally When my eye-strings break in death]
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgement throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

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  • Tune: Petra
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Richard Redhead (1820 – 1901)
  • Lyricist: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740 – 1778)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Ride on! ride on in majesty! (Winchester New)

Hymn – Ride on! ride on in majesty! – Lyrics

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
Hark! all the tribes hosanna cry;
O Saviour meek, pursue thy road
with palms and scattered garments strowed.

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
O Christ, thy triumphs now begin
o’er captive death and conquered sin.

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
The angel-squadrons of the sky
look down with sad and wondering eyes
to see the approaching sacrifice.

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh;
the Father on his sapphire throne
expects his own anointed Son.

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
bow thy meek head to mortal pain,
then take, O God, thy power, and reign.

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  • Tune: Winchester New
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Baroque, Lutheran, Traditional German
  • Composer: Unknown from Musickalisches Handbuch (1690)
  • Lyricist: Henry Hart Milman (1791 – 1868)
  • Church Year: Palm Sunday, Passiontide
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Put thou thy trust in God (Doncaster)

Hymn – Put thou thy trust in God – Lyrics

Put thou thy trust in God,
In duty’s path go on;
Walk in His strength with faith and hope,
So shall thy work be done.

Commit thy ways to Him,
Thy works into His hands,
And rest on His unchanging Word,
Who Heav’n and earth commands.

Though years on years roll on,
His cov’nant shall endure;
Though clouds and darkness hide His path,
The promised grace is sure.

Give to the winds Thy fears;
Hope, and be undismayed;
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears;
God shall lift up thy head.

Through waves, and clouds, and storms,
His power will clear thy way;
Wait thou His time, the darkest night
Shall end in brightest day.

Leave to His sovereign sway
To choose and to command;
So shalt thou, wond’ring, own His way,
How wise, how strong His hand.

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  • Tune: Doncater
  • Meter: SM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: Lent, Passiontide, General
  • Composer: Samuel Wesley (1766 – 1837)
  • Lyricist: Paul Gerhardt (1607 – 1676)
  • Translator: John Wesley (1703 – 1791)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Put thou thy trust in God (Carlisle)

Hymn – Put thou thy trust in God – Lyrics

Put thou thy trust in God,
In duty’s path go on;
Walk in His strength with faith and hope,
So shall thy work be done.

Commit thy ways to Him,
Thy works into His hands,
And rest on His unchanging Word,
Who Heav’n and earth commands.

Though years on years roll on,
His cov’nant shall endure;
Though clouds and darkness hide His path,
The promised grace is sure.

Give to the winds Thy fears;
Hope, and be undismayed;
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears;
God shall lift up thy head.

Through waves, and clouds, and storms,
His power will clear thy way;
Wait thou His time, the darkest night
Shall end in brightest day.

Leave to His sovereign sway
To choose and to command;
So shalt thou, wond’ring, own His way,
How wise, how strong His hand.

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  • Tune: Carlisle
  • Meter: SM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: Lent, Passiontide, General
  • Composer: Charles Lockhart (1745 – 1815)
  • Lyricist: Paul Gerhardt (1607 – 1676)
  • Translator: John Wesley (1703 – 1791)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Holy Jesu, by thy passion (Holy Jesu)

Lyrics

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  • Tune: Holy Jesu
  • Meter: 87 87 and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: John Stainer (1840 – 1901)
  • Lyricist: William John Sparrow-Simpson (1859 – 1952)
  • Church Year: Lent, Passiontide, Good Friday
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Novello & Co.
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Praise to the Holiest in the height (Chorus Angelorium – Somervell)

Hymn – Praise to the Holiest – Lyrics

Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

O loving wisdom of our God,
When all was sin and shame,
He, the last Adam, to the fight
And to the rescue came.

O wisest love! that flesh and blood
Which did in Adam fail,
Should strive afresh against the foe,
Should strive and should prevail.

And that a higher gift than grace
Should flesh and blood refine,
God’s presence, and His very self
And essence all-divine.

And in the garden secretly,
And on the cross on high,
Should teach His brethren, and inspire
To suffer and to die.

Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

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  • Tune: Chorus Angelorium – Somervell
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: General, Lent, Passiontide
  • Composer: Arthur Sommervell (1863 – 1937)
  • Lyricist: John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
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