Now as I start upon my chosen way – The Scout Hymn (Woodlands) – Organ

Lyrics

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Lyrics by William Henry Ralph Reader (1903 – 1982)

Recording

  • Tune: Woodlands, composer: Walter Greatorex (1877 – 1949), Public Domain
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Hark, the glad sound! (Crediton) – Organ

Lyrics

Hark, the glad sound! The Saviour comes,
the Saviour promised long!
Let ev’ry heart prepare a throne,
and ev’ry voice a song.

He comes the pris’ners to release,
in Satan’s bondage held;
the gates of brass before Him burst,
the iron fetters yield.

He comes to free the captive mind, *
where evil thoughts control,
and for the darkness of the blind
gives light that makes them whole.

He comes the broken heart to bind,
the bleeding soul to cure,
and with the treasures of His grace
t’enrich the humbled poor.

Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
and heav’n’s eternal arches ring
with Thy beloved Name.

* Many sources omit this verse. Request 5 verse recording to include it.

Recording – Extract Only

Available in 4 and 5 verse versions.

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Details

  • Tune: Crediton
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: Advent, All Souls
  • Composer: Thomas Clark (1775 – 1859)
  • Harmonised by: Martin Shaw (1875 – 1958)
  • Lyricist: Philip Doddridge (1702 – 1751)
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Harmonisation Copyright Oxford University Press
  • Performances Copyright ℗  2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved

 

 

We Know That Christ Is Raised (Engelberg) – Organ

Lyrics – 5 verses

Suggested use Easter.

Lyrics by John Brownlow Geyer (b. 1932) based on Romans 6:9 II Corinthians 5:17. We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright.

Recording

  • Tune: Engelberg composed by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924). Public Domain
  • Meter: 10 10 10 4 or 10 10 10 and Alleluia
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900134

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All Praise To Thee For Thou O King Divine (Engelberg – 5 Verses) – Organ

All Praise To Thee For Thou O King Divine ~ Lyrics

Meter: 10 10 10 4 or 10 10 10 and Alleluia. Lyricist: Francis Bland Tucker (1895 – 1974) based on Philippians 2.5-11. Lyrics Copyright ©  1982 Church Pension Fund.
Tune: Engelberg, composed by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 – 1924). Music Public Domain.
Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M.S. Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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

Engelberg ~ Recording

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Lord Of All Hopefulness (Slane – 4 Verses) – Orchestra

See also ‘Lord of all hopefulness’  for Organ

Lord Of All Hopefulness ~ Lyrics

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

Meter: 10 11 11 12. Lyricist: Jan Struther (1901 – 1953). Lyrics Copyright © Oxford University Press.

Slane ~ Orchestral Recording

  • Tune: Slane, a traditional Irish melody, composer  unknown. Public Domain.
  • Orchestral arrangement  Copyright ©  2009 Richard M.S. Irwin
  • Performance ℗ 2017 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

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

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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Holy Jesu, by thy passion (Holy Jesu)

Lyrics

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Details

  • 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.
  • Performance Copyright ℗  2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

Hills Of The North Rejoice (Little Cornard – 5 Verses) – Organ

Hills Of The North Rejoice ~ Lyrics

Hills of the North, rejoice;
River and mountain spring,
Hark to the advent voice;
Valley and lowland, sing;
Though absent long, your Lord is nigh;
He judgment brings and victory.

Isles of the southern seas,
Deep in your coral caves
Pent be each warring breeze,
Lulled be your restless waves:
He comes to reign with boundless sway,
And makes your wastes His great highway.

Lands of the East, awake,
Soon shall your sons be free;
The sleep of ages break,
And rise to liberty.
On your far hills, long cold and gray,
Has dawned the everlasting day.

Shores of the utmost West,
Ye that have waited long,
Unvisited, unblest,
Break forth to swelling song;
High raise the note, that Jesus died,
Yet lives and reigns, the Crucified.

Shout, while ye journey home;
Songs be in every mouth;
Lo, from the North we come,
From East, and West, and South.
City of God, the bond are free,
We come to live and reign in thee!

Meter: 66 66 88. Lyricist: Charles Edward Oakley (1832 – 1865). Public Domain.

Recording – Extract Only

  • Tune: Little Cornard, composed by Martin Shaw (1875 – 1958). Music Copyright © J. Curwen and Sons.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
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Father Hear The Prayer We Offer (Sussex – 4 Verses) – Organ

Father Hear The Prayer We Offer ~ Lyrics

Father, hear the prayer we offer:
Not for ease that prayer shall be,
But for strength that we may ever
Live our lives courageously.

Not for ever in green pastures
Do we ask our way to be;
But the steep and rugged pathway
May we tread rejoicingly.

Not for ever by still waters
Would we idly rest and stay;
But would smith the living fountains
From the rocks along our way.

Be our strength in hours of weakness,
In our wanderings be our guide;
Through endeavour, failure, danger,
Father, be thou at our side.

Meter: 87 87. Lyrics by Love Maria Whitcomb Willis (1824 – 1908) based on Psalm 23. Public Domain

Sussex ~ Recording

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Psalm 23 – King James Version

Public Domain.

1. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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O Jesus, I Have promised (Wolvercote) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 5 verses

O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
Be Thou forever near me, my Master and my Friend;
I shall not fear the battle if Thou art by my side,
Nor wander from the pathway if Thou wilt be my Guide.

O let me feel Thee near me! The world is ever near;
I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear;
My foes are ever near me, around me and within;
But Jesus, draw Thou nearer, and shield my soul from sin.

O let me hear Thee speaking in accents clear and still,
Above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self will.
O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen, Thou Guardian of my soul.

O Jesus, Thou hast promised to all who follow Thee
That where Thou art in glory there shall Thy servant be.
And Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.

O let me see Thy footprints, and in them plant mine own;
My hope to follow duly is in Thy strength alone.
O guide me, call me, draw me, uphold me to the end;
And then in Heaven receive me, my Saviour and my Friend.

Meter: 76 76 D. Lyrics by John Ernest Bode (1816 – 1874). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Wolvercote composed by William Harold Ferguson (1874 – 1950). Copyright © Oxford University Press. Recorded with permission.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900173

 

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