One more step along the world I go (Southcote)

Hymn – One more step along the world I go – Lyrics

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Recording

 
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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs
  • Tune: Southcote
  • Meter: 99 79 and Refrain
  • Style: Popular
  • Usage: Weddings, Funerals
  • Composer: Sydney Bertram Carter (1915 – 2004)
  • Arranger: Colin Hand
  • Lyricist: Sydney Bertram Carter (1915 – 2004)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © Stainer & Bell Ltd, All Rights Reserved.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

 

Spirit of God (Skye Boat Song)

Hymn – Spirit of God – Lyrics

Refrain
Spirit of God, unseen as the wind,
Gentle as is the dove;
Touch us with love and teach us to sing
Joy to you Lord above.

Your voice the sound, heard in the wind,
O’er fields and hills you sing;
Now I can hear the joy, my Lord,
the peace your song will bring.

Refrain

Love in our hearts, praise in our prayers,
We follow on your way;
Lord of the sky, Lord of the Earth,
Answer us when we pray.

Refrain
Copyright © Richard M S Irwin 2008

Recording

 
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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs
  • Tune: Skye boat song
  • Meter: 96 96 and Refrain
  • Style: Traditional Scottish
  • Usage: Pentecost, General, Weddings
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2008 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Take my life and let it be (Nottingham) – Organ

Hymn – Take my life and let it be – Lyrics

1. Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.

2. Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee;
Take my voice and let me sing,
Always, only for my King.

3. Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee;
Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I withhold.

4. Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise;
Take my intellect and use
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine;
Take my heart, it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs
  • Tune: Nottingham
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: General, Weddings
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
  • Lyricist: Francis Ridley Havergal (1836 – 1879)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Take my life and let it be (Innocents) – Organ

Hymn – Take my life and let it be – Lyrics

1. Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.

2. Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee;
Take my voice and let me sing,
Always, only for my King.

3. Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee;
Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I withhold.

4. Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise;
Take my intellect and use
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine;
Take my heart, it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs
  • Tune: Innocents
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: General, Weddings
  • Composer: Unknown – from The Parish Choir (1850)
  • Lyricist: Francis Ridley Havergal (1836 – 1879)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

With vows given freely (Pachelbel Canon)

Hymn – With vows given freely – Lyrics

With vows given freely, such delight
Is pleasure reflected in God’s sight.
You follow His loving living sign;
In Jesus His gift to us divine:
A sign in the flying of a dove,
Ever present Spirit of his love,
A symbol of the God that is above
Reminds us life is good.

Your life is a thing to be enjoyed,
Not to be squandered or destroyed,
And laughter’s a part of God’s design,
Your joy is another gift divine: Refrain

So go to the lonely and the sad,
Speak of your joy and make them glad,
Hope’s light in your love will ever shine,
Your love is a holy gift divine: Refrain

Recording

 
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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Album: Wedding Songs
  • Tune: Pachelbel Canon
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: General, Weddings
  • Composer: Johann Pachelbel (1653 – 1706)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics 2014 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

 

So life can be hard and sometimes tough (Pachelbel Canon)

Hymn – So life can be hard and sometimes tough- Lyrics

So life can be hard and sometimes tough,
But there is both the smooth and rough;
For life can be great and here’s a sign,
In Jesus his holy gift divine:

A sign in the flying of a dove,
Ever present Spirit of his love,
A symbol of the God that is above
Reminds us life is good.

So life is a thing to be enjoyed,
And not to be wasted or destroyed.
For laughter is part of God’s design;
And joy is another gift divine: Refrain

So go to the lonely and the sad,
And give them your love and make them glad,
For helping the light of hope to shine,
Your gift is a love that is divine: Refrain

Recording

 
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Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Pachelbel Canon
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: General, Weddings
  • Composer: Johann Pachelbel (1653 – 1706) arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Music Public Domain Lyrics 2014 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

 

Love divine, all loves excelling (Blaenwern) – Organ – in a lower key

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Lyrics

Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down;
Fix in us thy humble dwelling;
All thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation;
Enter every trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit,
Into every troubled breast!
Let us all in Thee inherit;
Let us find thy promised rest.
Take away the love of sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its Beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.

Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all Thy life receive;
Suddenly return and never,
Never more Thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
Pray and praise Thee without ceasing,
Glory in Thy perfect love.

Finish then Thy new creation;
Pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see Thy great salvation
Perfectly restored in Thee;
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Tune: Blaenwern
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style:  Traditional Welsh
  • Church Year: General, Weddings
  • Composer: William Penfro Rowlands (1860 – 1937)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

I vow to thee my country (Thaxted) – Orchestra

Lyric

I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

And there’s another country, I’ve heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.

Recording – for Orchestra

See also I vow to thee my country (Thaxted) – Organ

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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Thaxted
  • Meter: 13 13 13 13 13 13
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: Gustav Theodore Holst (1874 – 1934) from Jupiter in his Planets’ Suite
  • Lyricist: Cecil Spring-Rice (1859 – 1918)
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday, Weddings, Funerals
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

The Lord’s my shepherd (Crimond)

Hymn – The Lord’s my shepherd – Lyrics

Based on Psalm 23

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.

My table Thou hast furnishèd
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.

Recordings

Standard setting in F
 
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Lower setting in E Flat
 
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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Crimond
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Jessie Seymour Irvine (1836 – 1887)
  • Lyricist: The Scottish Psalter (1650) based upon Psalm 23
  • Church Year: General, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955). Certain rights reserved

O Perfect Love (Highwood – 3 Verses) – Piano

Hymn – O perfect love – Lyrics

O perfect Love, all human thought transcending,
lowly we kneel in prayer before thy throne,
that theirs may be the love which knows no ending,
whom thou forevermore dost join in one.

O perfect Life, be thou their full assurance
of tender charity and steadfast faith,
of patient hope and quiet, brave endurance,
with childlike trust that fears not pain nor death.

Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sorrow;
grant them the peace which calms all earthly strife,
and to life’s day the glorious unknown morrow
that dawns upon eternal love and life.

Details

Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
Tune: Highwood
Meter: Irregular
Style: Early 20th Century
Composer: Richard Runciman Terry (1965 – 1938)
Lyricist: Dorothy Blomfield Gurney (1867 – 1936)
Church Year: General Church Year: Weddings Church Year: Funerals
Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Recordings

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