Lift high the Cross (Crucifer) – Organ

Lyrics – 11 Verses

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adores his sacred name.

1. Come, brethren, follow where our captain trod,
our King victorious, Christ the Son of God.

2. Led on their way by this triumphant sign,
the hosts of God in conquering ranks combine.

3. Each new-born soldier of the Crucified
bears on his brow the seal of him who died.

4. This is the sign which Satan’s legions fear
and angels veil their faces to revere:

5. Saved by the cross whereon their Lord was slain
the sons of Adam their lost home regain.

6. From north and south, from east and west they raise
in growing unison their song of praise.

7. O Lord once lifted on the glorious tree
as thou hast promised, draw us unto thee.

8. Let every race and every language tell
of him who saves our souls from death and hell.

9. From farthest regions let them homage bring
and on his cross adore their Saviour King.

10. Set up thy throne, that earth’s despair may cease
beneath the shadow of its healing peace.

11. For thy blest cross which doth for all atone
creation’s praises rise before thy throne:
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adores his sacred name.

Lyrics by George William Kitchin (1827 – 1912). Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Crucifer, composed by Sydney Hugo Nicholson (1875 – 1947). Public Domain.
  • Meter: 10 10 and Refrain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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Now The Green Blade Riseth (Noel Nouvelet) – Small Ensemble

Lyrics ~ 4 verses

Meter: 11 11 10 11. Lyrics by John MacLeod Campbell Crum (1872 – 1958). Copyright © Oxford University Press

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Recording

  • Tune: Noel Nouvelet, a traditional French tune by an unknown composer, arranged here by Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b.1955). Music Public Domain Arrangement  Copyright ©
  • Performance ℗ 2015 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
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The Day Of Resurrection (Ellacombe) – Organ

Lyrics – 3 verses

Suggested use Easter

The day of resurrection!
Earth, tell it out abroad;
the passover of gladness,
the passover of God.
From death to life eternal,
from earth unto the sky,
our Christ hath brought us over,
with hymns of victory.

Our hearts be pure from evil,
that we may see aright
the Lord in rays eternal
of resurrection light;
and listening to his accents,
may hear, so calm and plain,
his own “All hail!” and, hearing,
may raise the victor strain.

Now let the heavens be joyful!
Let earth the song begin!
Let the round world keep triumph,
and all that is therein!
Let all things seen and unseen
their notes in gladness blend,
for Christ the Lord hath risen,
our joy that hath no end.

Words from St John of Damascus (c. 750) translated by John Mason Neale (1818 -1866). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Ellacombe, composer unknown from Hymnal: Wüttemburg Gesangbuch (1784). Public Domain.
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.  ISRC UKTU21900129

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The Head That Once Was Crowned With Thorns (Saint Magnus) – Organ

Lyrics – 6 verses

Suggested use Easter.

1. The Head that once was crowned with thorns
Is crowned with glory now;
A royal diadem adorns
The mighty Victor’s brow.

2. The highest place that heaven affords
Is His, is His by right,
The King of kings and Lord of lords,
And heaven’s eternal Light;

3. The Joy of all who dwell above,
The Joy of all below
To whom He manifests His love
And grants His name to know.

4. To them the cross, with all its shame,
With all its grace, is given;
Their name an everlasting name,
Their joy the joy of heaven.

5. They suffer with their Lord below,
They reign with Him above,
Their profit and their joy to know
The mystery of His love.

6. The cross He bore is life and health,
Though shame and death to Him:
His people’s hope, His people’s wealth,
Their everlasting theme.

Lyrics by Thomas Kelly (1769 – 1855). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Saint Magnus composed by Jeremiah Clarke (1670 – 1707). Public Domain.
  • Meter: CM
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900130

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Thine Be The Glory (Maccabaeus) – Organ and Trumpet Descant

Lyrics – 3 verses

Suitable uses Easter, Pentecost, Ascension

Thine is the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son;
Endless is the victory, Thou o’er death hast won;
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where Thy body lay.
Thine is the glory, risen conqu’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
For her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.
Refrain

No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee; aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conqu’rors, through Thy deathless love:
Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.
Refrain

Lyrics by Edmond Louis Budry (1685 – 1732) translated by Richard Birch Hoyle (1875 – 1939). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Maccabaeus composed by Georg Friderich Händel (1685 – 1759), Public Domain, with descant arranged by Richard M.S. Irwin © 2020.
  • Meter: 10 11 11 11
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900132

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Jesus Christ is risen today (Easter Hymn – 4 verses) – Organ

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Lyrics ~ 4 verses

Suggested use: Easter

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly king, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured; Alleluia!
Now above the sky he’s king, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as his love; Alleluia!
Praise him, all you heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

Lyricist: Unknown, Verse 1 anonymous translation of Surrexit hodie – 14th Century. Verse 2 – 4 from J. Arnolds Complete Psalmodist (1749). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Easter Hymn
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Lyra Davidica (1708), harmonised by William Henry Monk (1823- 1889)
  • Meter: 77 77 and Alleluia
  • Music Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Church Triumphant) – Organ

Lyrics

Suggested uses: Easter, General

I know that my Redeemer lives!
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, he lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my ever living head!

He lives to bless me with his love;
He lives to plead for me above;
He lives my hungry soul to feed;
He lives to help in time of need.

He lives and grants me daily breath;
He lives, and I shall conquer death;
He lives my mansion to prepare;
He lives to bring me safely there.

He lives, all glory to his name!
He lives, my savior, still the same;
What joy this blest assurance gives:
I know that my Redeemer lives!

Recording

  • Tune: Church Triumphant composed by James William Elliott (1833 – 1915). Public Domain
  • Meter: LM
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKU21900061

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Low In The Grave He Lay (Christ Arose) – Organ

Lyrics

Suggested uses: Easter

Low in the grave He lay—
Jesus my Saviour!
Waiting the coming day—
Jesus my Lord!
Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Vainly they watch His bed—
Jesus, my Saviour!
Vainly they seal the dead—
Jesus my Lord!
Up from the grave He arose. . .

Death cannot keep his prey—
Jesus, my Saviour!
He tore the bars away—
Jesus my Lord!
Up from the grave He arose. . .

Lyrics by Robert Lowry (1826 – 1899). Public Dominica

Score

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Recording

  • Tune: Christ Alone composed by Robert Lowry (1826 – 1899). Public Domain.
  • Meter: 65 64 and Refrain
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.  ISRC UKTU21900127

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Joy To The World (Antioch) – Organ and Trumpet Descant

Lyrics

Suggested uses Easter and Christmas

Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the World, the Saviour reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

Lyrics by Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748). Public Domain

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Recording

  • Tune: Antioch, composed by Georg Friderich Händel (1685 – 1759). Music Public Domain. Arrangement and descant © 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin (b.1955)
  • Meter: CM
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900125

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Come, Ye Faithful, Raise The Anthem (Unser Herrscher) – Organ

Lyrics – 6 verses

Suggested uses: Ascension, Easter, General

Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem,
Cleave the skies with shouts of praise;
Sing to Him Who found the ransom,
Ancient of eternal days,
God of God, the Word Incarnate,
Whom the heaven of heaven obeys.

Ere He raised the lofty mountains,
Formed the seas, or built the sky,
Love eternal, free and boundless,
Moved the Lord of Life to die,
Foreordained the Prince of Princes
For the throne of Calvary.

There, for us and our redemption,
See Him all His life blood pour!
There He wins our full salvation,
Dies that we may die no more;
Then arising, lives forever,
Reigning where He was before.

High on yon celestial mountains
Stands His sapphire throne, all bright,
Midst unending alleluias
Bursting from the sons of light;
Sion’s people tell His praises,
Victor after hard won fight.

Bring your harps, and bring your incense,
Sweep the string and pour the lay;
Let the earth proclaim His wonders,
King of that celestial day;
He the Lamb once slain is worthy,
Who was dead and lives for ay.

Laud and honour to the Father,
Laud and honour to the Son,
Laud and honour to the Spirit,
Ever Three and ever One,
Consubstantial, co-eternal,
While unending ages run.

Lyrics by John Hupton (1762 – 1849) and John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Neander (Unser Herrscher) composed by Joachim Neander (1640 – 1680). Public Domain.
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin. All Rights ReservedISRC UKTU21900120

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