News Defying Expectation (Stenka Razin – 3 Verses) – Piano Ensemble

News Defying Expectation ~ Lyrics

News defying expectation,
Mystery compounds their fear.
Hear the bombshell exclamation:
“Grave is empty – He’s not there!”

Wrestling with this information,
In bereavement’s dark despair,
Searching for an explanation:
“Where’s His body – where, O where?”

Far beyond imagination,
More than boldest thought or prayer,
Cause for joyous celebration:
“Christ is risen! He is here!”

Metre:  87 87. Words by Hugh G Wetmore © Easter 2002. Inspired by the Resurrection narrative against the background of Ephesians 3:20. CCLI Song ID for ‘Easter Surprise’ is 4713687. Words used with permission.

Stenka Razin ~ Recording

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In Candle Glow Most Sacred (Nimrod -2 Verses) – SATB & Organ

In Candle Glow Most Sacred ~ Lyrics

In candle glow most sacred the Spirit rises,
Hovers, blesses one and all who gather here to pray.
Here to pray to God almighty,
Creator, splendid Mother of all,
Who gave birth to moon and sun.
Whose Spirit breathes living breath
To all who trust in Thee.
We who seek for Thee
Find comfort in the soul.

With divine light so holy,
Rises the great Holy Spirit,
Companion at times of peril,
Comforter and dearest friend.
Consoler of hearts,
Lover of our souls,
Creator, Saviour.
We sing to You our joy!
Amen.

Meter: Irregular. Lyrics © 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin, used with permission. CCLI 7157880.

Nimrod ~ Recordings

  • Tune: Nimrod, composed by Sir Edward William Elgar (1857 – 1934) and arranged for Organ and Choir by © 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin (b.1955). Melody Public Domain.
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History

Edward Elgar completed his Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, known more commonly as the Enigma Variations, in February 1899. There were fourteen in all, based on an original theme dedicated by Elgar “to my friends pictured within”.

Using the term “Enigma” Elgar has caused much speculation as to whether there is a hidden melody within the piece.

The 9th variation “Nimrod” is used here in this anthem and refers to Augustus J. Jaeger, a music editor and close friend of Elgar’s, known for giving the composer critical advice and help with his compositions. Nimrod is described in the Old Testament as “a mighty hunter before the Lord”, Jäger is the German for hunter.

Nimrod has become popular in its own right, often played at British funerals, memorial services, and other solemn occasions, including the National Service of Remembrance.

God Is Our Strength From Days Of Old (Ein Feste Burg – 4 verses) – Organ

God Is Our Strength From Days Of Old ~ Lyrics

Meter: 87 87 66 667. Lyrics by Michael Forster (b. 1946). Copyright 1996 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.

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

Ein Feste Burg ~ Recording

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The God Of Love My Shepherd Is (University – 5 Verses) – Organ

The God Of Love My Shepherd Is ~ Lyrics

1. The God of love my shepherd is,
And he that doth me feed;
While he is mine and I am his,
What can I want or need?

2. He leads me to the tender grass,
Where I both feed and rest;
Then to the streams that gently pass:
In both I have the best.

3. Or if I stray, he doth convert,
And bring my mind in frame,
And all this not for my desert,
But for his holy name.

4. Yea, in death’s shady black abode
Well may I walk, not fear;
For thou art with me, and thy rod
To guide, thy staff to bear.

5. Surely thy sweet and wondrous love
Shall measure all my days;
And, as it never shall remove,
So neither shall my praise.

Meter: CM. Lyrics by George Herbert (1726 – 1792). Public Domain

University ~ Recording

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Let Us With A Gladsome Mind (Monkland – 7 verses) – Organ

Let Us With A Gladsome Mind ~ Lyrics

1. Let us, with a gladsome mind,
Praise the Lord, for He is kind:
For His mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

2. Let us blaze His Name abroad,
For of gods He is the God:
For His mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

3. He with all-commanding might
Filled the new-made world with light:
For His mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

4. All things living He doth feed;
His full hand supplies their need:
For His mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

5. He His chosen race did bless
In the wasteful wilderness:
For His mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

6. He hath with a pious eye
Looks upon our misery:
For His mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

7. Let us therefore warble forth
His high majesty and worth:
For His mercies shall endure,
Ever faithful, ever sure.

Meter: 77 77. Lyrics by John Milton (1608 – 1674). Based upon Psalm 136. Public Domain.

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Psalm 136

Let Us With A Gladsome Mind was written by John Milton in 1623 when the poet was just 15 years old and a pupil at St. Paul’s School, London. It is a paraphrase of Psalm 136.

1. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.

To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.

To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:

The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:

11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:

12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.

13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:

14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:

15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.

16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.

17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:

19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:

20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:

21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:

22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.

23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:

24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.

25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.

26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

 

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I Am Shaking (Draycot – 3 verses) – Kristin Frazer

Singer ~ Kristin Frazer

I Am Shaking is sung here by accomplished musician and Virgin Islander, Kristin Frazer who began her singing career at an early age. She has appeared on CD recordings with multiple Virgin Island gospel artists and has also displayed her vocal talents through live performances as a back-up singer with Gospel Caribbean Legend Carlene Davis and American Gospel Singer Kim Burrell.

“I Am Shaking” is one of a series of hymns written by Virgin Island author, Verna Penn Moll.

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I Am Shaking ~ Lyrics

Meter 87 87 D.

1. I’m shaking, shaking, shaking
Up the Heaven and the Earth;
There’s a falling, falling, falling
Like the world has never seen!
And the world is shaking, shaking,
By the mighty hand of God,
That is writing, writing, writing
All our deeds upon the wall.

2. Hope is standing in the rubble
Of the shaking, shaking, shake
Witnessing the stripping, stripping
Of the multi-layers of fake;
And the hand of God is writing
All our deeds upon the wall
While powerful knees are bending
To the greatest ONE of all!

3. Hope takes comfort in the shaking
Of the structures of the world!
There is beauty in destruction:
Stripping, falling, stripping stripped
To reclaim, rebuild, and restore
The Kingdom of our Maker,
Who can never, never falter
Our Creator, Redeemer!

Lyrics © 2020 Verna Penn Moll. All Rights Reserved. Based on Haggai 2:6-7 & Hebrews 12: 26-28

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“I Am Shaking, Shaking, Shaking” is one of a series of hymns written by Virgin Island author, Verna Penn Moll. It was inspired by the global chaos surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. It refers to biblical texts from by Haggai 6:2-7 and Hebrews 12:27 (see below). Verna has edited and written several books  and other publications  including,  Poetic Prayers: Where Cultures Meet, 1999; Methodism: 200 years of Witness 1810-2010, 2010; Land Acquisition by Virgin Islanders, 2000; This Land: A Trust From God,  2014; and Funintun’s Christmas: traditional Christmas Customs of the BVI. 

“I Am Shaking” has been set to a new tune by Richard Irwin, called “Draycot”, named after the hamlet of Draycot Foliat on the beautiful Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire, England where the composer lives. Played here by a Piano and Flute with Oboe and Violin. It was recorded and produced by Richard Irwin.

Haggai 2:6-7

“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty.

Hebrews 12:27

27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

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I Am Shaking (Draycot – 3 verses) – Piano Ensemble

I Am Shaking – Lyrics ~ 3 verses

Meter 87 87 D.

1. I’m shaking, shaking, shaking
Up the Heaven and the Earth;
There’s a falling, falling, falling
Like the world has never seen!
And the world is shaking, shaking,
By the mighty hand of God,
That is writing, writing, writing
All our deeds upon the wall.

2. Hope is standing in the rubble
Of the shaking, shaking, shake
Witnessing the stripping, stripping
Of the multi-layers of fake;
And the hand of God is writing
All our deeds upon the wall
While powerful knees are bending
To the greatest ONE of all!

3. Hope takes comfort in the shaking
Of the structures of the world!
There is beauty in destruction:
Stripping, falling, stripping stripped
To reclaim, rebuild, and restore
The Kingdom of our Maker,
Who can never, never falter
Our Creator, Redeemer!

Lyrics © 2020 Verna Penn Moll. All Rights Reserved. Based on Haggai 2:6-7 & Hebrews 12: 26-28

I Am Shaking, Shaking, Shaking – Recording

  • Tune: Draycot copyright © Richard M.S. Irwin (b. 1955), used with permission.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900179

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“I Am Shaking, Shaking, Shaking” is one of a series of hymns written by Virgin Island author, Verna Penn Moll. It was inspired by the global chaos surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. It refers to biblical texts from by Haggai 6:2-7 and Hebrews 12:27 (see below). Verna has edited and written several books  and other publications  including,  Poetic Prayers: Where Cultures Meet, 1999; Methodism: 200 years of Witness 1810-2010, 2010; Land Acquisition by Virgin Islanders, 2000; This Land: A Trust From God,  2014; and Funintun’s Christmas: traditional Christmas Customs of the BVI. 

“I Am Shaking, Shaking, Shaking” has been set to a new tune by Richard Irwin, called “Draycot”, named after the hamlet of Draycot Foliat on the beautiful Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire, England where the composer lives. Played here by a Piano and Flute with Oboe and Violin. It was recorded and produced by Richard Irwin.

Haggai 2:6-7

“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty.

Hebrews 12:27

27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

Hymns Without Words™ is a free resource for churches and congregations around the world providing free downloads hymns and carols for use in services. This service is provided by composer and arranger Richard Irwin. Music is generally recorded without words and therefore suitable for congregational singing. Recordings are often refreshed and new recordings added, so please keep coming back to see what is new. We encourage new writers and composers to submit their works for publication. Please Contact Us if you would like to suggest new hymns for recording. Please subscribe to our newsletter for details of new recordings and suggested seasonal choices of hymns.

 

New Every Morning Is The Love (Headingley – 5 Verses) – Organ

New Every Morning Is The Love ~ Lyrics

1. New every morning is the love
Our wak’ning and uprising prove;
Through sleep and darkness safely brought,
Restored to life and pow’r and thought.

2. New mercies, each returning day,
Hover around us while we pray;
New perils past, new sins forgiv’n
New thoughts of God, new hopes of heav’n.

3. If on our daily course our mind
Be set to hallow all we find,
New treasures still, of countless price,
God will provide for sacrifice.

4. The trivial round, the common task,
Will furnish all we ought to ask,
Room to deny ourselves,
A road to bring us daily nearer God.

5. Only, O Lord, in thy dear love
Fit us for perfect rest above;
And help us, this and ev’ry day,
To live more nearly as we pray.

Meter LM.. Lyrics by John Keble (1792 – 1866). Based on Lamentations 3:23. Public Domain.

Headingley ~ Recording

  • Tune: Headingley composed by Ian D Lawrie. Copyright © Ian D Lawrie, used with permission.
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The Blessed Redeemer Has Found Me (He Saves Me – 3 verses) – Organ

Lyrics – 5 verses

Suitable for: General Use

The blessed Redeemer has found me,
And shattered the fetters that bound me;
Though all was confusion around me,
He came and spoke peace to my soul.
In tenderest love He hath bought me,
With patience He constantly sought me,
The way of salvation He taught me,
And made my heart perfectly whole.
He saves me, He saves me,
His love fills my soul, hallelujah!
I’ll praise Him, I’ll praise Him,
His Spirit abideth within.
He saves me, He saves me,
His love fills my soul, hallelujah!
I’ll praise Him, I’ll praise Him,
His blood cleanseth me from all sin.

I yielded my all to pursue Him,
And asked to be filled with his grace,
Although a vile sinner before Him,
Thro’ faith I was led to implore Him,
And now I rejoice and adore Him,
Restored to His loving embrace.
He saves me, He saves me, . . .

I never, no never, will leave Him,
Grow weary of service and grieve Him,
I’ll constantly trust and believe Him,
Secure in His presence Divine.
Abiding love is ever flowing,
In knowledge and grace ever growing,
Confiding implicity, knowing
That Jesus the Saviour is mine.
He saves me, He saves me, . . .

Lyrics inspired by Ephesians 2.8 written by Judson W. Van De Venter (1855–1939). Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Ealing, Composer: Winfield Scott Weeden (1847–1908). Public Domain
  • Meter: 99 98 D and Refrain
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin (b. 1955). ISRC UKTU21900108

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Faithful Vigil Ended (Pastor Pastorum – 4 Verses) – Organ

Faithful Vigil Ended ~ Lyrics

Meter: 87 87 D. Lyricist: Copyright © Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926)

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Pastor Pastorum ~ Recording

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