At the Lamb’s high feast we sing (Salzburg) – Organ and Descant

Lyrics

1. At the Lamb’s high feast we sing
praise to our victorious King,
who has washed us in the tide
flowing from his pierced side;
praise we him whose love divine
gives his sacred blood for wine,
gives his body for the feast,
Christ the victim, Christ the priest.

2. Where the paschal blood is poured,
death’s dark angel sheathes his sword;
Israel’s hosts triumphant go
through the wave that drowns the foe.
Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed,
paschal victim, paschal bread;
with sincerity and love
eat we manna from above.

3. Mighty victim from the sky,
pow’rs of hell beneath thee lie;
death is conquered in the fight,
thou hast brought us life and light:
hymns of glory and of praise,
risen Lord, to thee we raise;
holy Father, praise to thee,
with the Spirit, ever be.

4. Easter triumph, Easter joy,
nothing now can this destroy;
from sin’s pow’r do thou set free
souls new-born, O Lord, in thee.
Hymns of glory and of praise,
risen Lord, to thee we raise;
holy Father, praise to thee,
with the Spirit, ever be.

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  • Tune: Salzburg
  • Meter: 77 77 D
  • Style: Baroque
  • Composer: Jacob Hintze (1622 – 1702) harmonised by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: Unknown ‘Ad regias Agni dapes’ (7th Century) translated by Robert Campbell (1814 – 1868)
  • Church Year: Easter
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

As I journey through the land, singing as I go (O I want to see Him) – Organ

Lyrics

As I journey through the land, singing as I go
Pointing souls to Calvary, to the crimson flow,
Many arrows pierce my soul from without, within;
But my Lord leads me on, thro’ Him I must win.
Refrain:
O I want to see Him, look upon His face,
There to sing forever of His saving grace;
On the streets of Glory let me lift my voice;
Cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.

When in service for my Lord dark may be the night,
But I’ll cling more close to Him, He will give me light;
Satan’s snares may vex my soul, turn my tho’ts aside;
But my Lord goes ahead, leads whate’er betide. Refrain

When in valleys low I look t’ward the mountain height,
And behold my Saviour there, leading in the fight,
With a tender hand outstretched t’ward the valley low,
Guiding me, I can see, as I onward go. Refrain

When before me billows rise from the mighty deep,
Then my Lord directs my bark; He doth safely keep,
And He leads me gently on through this world below;
He’s a real Friend to me, O I love Him so. Refrain

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  • Tune: O I want to see Him
  • Meter: 12 12 D & Refrain
  • Style: Gospel
  • Composer and Lyricist: Rufus H. Cornelius (1872 – 1933)
  • Usage: Lent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Abide with me (Eventide) – Brass Band

See also ‘Abide with me’ for Organ

Lyrics

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide;
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see—
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour;
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

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  • Tune: Eventide
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847)
  • Church Year: Evensong | Church Year: Funerals
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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For Mary, mother of our Lord (Kilmarnock)

Lyrics

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

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See also For Mary, mother of our Lord (St Botolph)

 
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  • Tune: Kilmarnock
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Scottish Traditional, Carol
  • Composer: Neil Dougall (1776 – 1862)
  • Lyricist: John Raphael Peacey (1896 – 1971)
  • Church Year: Advent / Church Year: Christmas
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © Revd. Mary J. Hancock.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

The King of love my shepherd is (Dominus Regit Me)

Lyrics

The King of love my shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His
And He is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul He leadeth,
And where the verdant pastures grow
With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me,
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home rejoicing brought me.

In death’s dark vale I fear no ill
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spread’st a table in my sight;
Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And O what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never:
Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise
Within Thy house forever.

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  • Tune: Dominus Regit Me
  • Verses: 6
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823 -1876)
  • Lyricist: Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1877) From Psalm 23
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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All my hope on God is founded (Michael)

Lyrics

All my hope on God is founded;
He doth still my trust renew,
Me through change and chance He guideth,
Only good and only true.
God unknown, He alone
Calls my heart to be His own.

Human pride and earthly glory,
Sword and crown betray His trust;
What with care and toil He buildeth,
Tower and temple fall to dust.
But God’s power, hour by hour,
Is my temple and my tower.

God’s great goodness aye endureth,
Deep His wisdom, passing thought:
Splendour, light and life attend him,
Beauty springeth out of naught.
Evermore, from His store,
Newborn worlds rise and adore.

Still from man to God eternal
Sacrifice of praise be done,
High above all praises praising
For the gift of Christ, His Son.
Christ doth call one and all:
Ye who follow shall not fall.

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Details

  • Tune: Michael
  • Meter: 87 87 33 7
  • Style: Mid 20th Century
  • Composer: Herbert Howells (1892 – 1983)
  • Lyricist: Joachim Neander (1650 – 1680) German original Translator: Robert Bridges (1844 – 1930)
  • Music © 1969 Novello and Co. Limited
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955).
  • IRSC: UKTU21900013
  • UPC: 5060707370122

At the name of Jesus (Evelyns)

  • Tune: Evelyns
  • Meter: 65 65 D
  • Style: Victorian
  • Church Year: General | Church Year: Ascension
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1832 – 1889)
  • Lyricist: Caroline Maria Noel (1817 – 1877)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.
 
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Hymn – At the name of Jesus – Lyrics

At the name of Jesus
Every knee shall bow,
Every tongue confess him
King of glory now:
‘Tis the Father’s pleasure
We should call him Lord,
Who from the beginning
Was the mighty Word.

At his voice creation
Sprang at once to sight,
All the angels faces
All the hosts of light,
Thrones and Dominations,
Stars upon their way,
All the heavenly orders,
In their great array.

Humbled for a season,
To receive a name
From the lips of sinners
Unto whom he came,
Faithfully he bore it
Spotless to the last,
Brought it back victorious,
When from death he passed:

Bore it up triumphant
With its human light,
Through all ranks of creatures,
To the central height,
To the throne of Godhead,
To the Father’s breast;
Filled it with the glory
Of that perfect rest.

Name him, brothers, name him,
With love as strong as death,
But with awe and wonder
And with bated breath:
He is God the Saviour,
He is Christ the Lord,
Ever to be worshipped,
Trusted, and adored.

In your hearts enthrone him;
There let him subdue
All that is not holy,
All that is not true:
Crown him as your captain
In temptation’s hour;
Let his will enfold you
In its light and power.

Brothers, this Lord Jesus
Shall return again,
With his Father’s glory,
With his angel train;
For all wreaths of empire
Meet upon his brow,
And our hearts confess him
King of glory now.

Glory to thee, my God, this night (Tallis’ Canon)

  • Tune: Tallis’ Canon
  • Verses: 5
  • Meter: LM
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Thomas Tallis (c.1505 – 1585)
  • Lyricist: Thomas Ken  (1637 – 1710)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn – Glory to thee, my God, this night – Lyrics

Glory to thee, my God, this night,
for all the blessings of the light:
keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
beneath thine own almighty wings.

Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
the ill that I this day have done;
that with the world, myself, and thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

Teach me to live, that I may dread
the grave as little as my bed;
teach me to die, that so I may
rise glorious at the awful day.

O may my soul on thee repose,
and with sweet sleep mine eyelids close;
sleep that shall me more vigorous make
to serve my God when I awake.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host:
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

A new commandment

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Whitsuntide
  • Uses: Weddings, Pentecost, Whit Sunday,
  • Composer: Unknown – arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Album: Wedding Songs
  • Verse 1 Lyricist: Saint John Chapter 13:34-35
    Verses 2-4 Lyricist: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin based on St Paul 1st letter to Corinthians Chapter 13:4-8
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014, 2015 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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Hymn – A new commandment – Lyrics

A new commandment I give unto you:
That you love one another as I have loved you.
That you love one another as I have loved you.

By this shall all men know that you are My disciples
If you have love one for another.
By this shall all men know that you are My disciples
If you have love one for another. Refrain

Love is patient and love is full of kindness.
Do not envy others, never be boastful.
Love is patient and love is full of kindness.
Do not envy others, never be boastful. Refrain

Protect your love with charity and goodness,
Do not be proud or self-seeking.
Protect your love with charity and goodness,
Do not be proud or self-seeking. Refrain

Delight in the love of truth, but not dishonour.
While time goes by love never fails you.
Delight in the love of truth, but not dishonour.
While time goes by love never fails you. Refrain

As pants the hart for cooling streams (Martyrdom)

  • Tune: Martyrdom
  • Meter: CM
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Hugh Wilson (1766 – 1824)
  • Lyricist: Psalm 42 in Hymnal: New Version Publisher: Tate and Brady (1696)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn – As pants the hart for cooling streams – Lyrics

As pants the hart for cooling streams,
When heated in the chase,
So longs my soul, O God, for Thee
And Thy refreshing grace.

For Thee, my God, the living God,
My thirsty soul doth pine;
O, when shall I behold Thy face,
Thou majesty divine?

Why restless, why cast down, my soul?
Hope still; and thou shalt sing
The praise of Him who is thy God,
Thy health’s eternal spring.

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom we adore,
Be glory as it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.