O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High (Eisenach, Organ)

Lyrics – 6 verses

  • Example uses: Lent, Maundy Thursday, Baptism of Christ

O love, how deep, how broad, how high!
How passing thought and fantasy,
That God, the Son of God, should take
Our mortal form for mortals’ sake!

He sent no angel to our race
Of higher power or lower place,
But wore the robe of human frame
Himself, and this lost world came.

For us baptized, for us he bore
His holy fast and hunger sore;
For us temptations sharp he knew,
For us the tempter overthrew.

For us to wicked men betrayed,
Scourged, mocked, in crown of thorns arrayed;
For us he bore the cross’s death,
For us at length gave up his breath.

For us he rose from death again,
For us he went on high to reign;
For us he sent his Spirit here
To guide, to strengthen, and to cheer.

All honor, laud, and glory be,
O Jesus, virgin-born, to thee;
whom with the Father we adore,
and Holy Ghost, forevermore.

Lyrics: Benjamin Webb (1819 – 1885) from Thomas à Kempis (c. 1379 – 1471), Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Eisenach
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional French Melody
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Baroque, Lutheran
  • Music Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

(ISRC: UKTU21900095 – UPC: 5060707370801 – DK UPC: 195068801390)

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Now, My Tongue, The Mystery Telling (Grafton, Organ)

Lyrics – 6 verses

  • Example uses: Lent, Maundy Thursday, Communion, Eucharist

Now, my tongue, the mystery telling
of the glorious body sing,
and the blood, all price excelling,
which the Gentiles’ Lord and King,
in a Virgin’s womb once dwelling,
shed for this world’s ransoming.

Given for us, and condescending
to be born for us below,
he, with us in converse blending,
dwelt the seed of truth to sow,
till he closed with wondrous ending
his most patient life of woe.

That last night, at supper lying,
‘mid the Twelve, his chosen band,
Jesus, with the law complying,
keeps the feast its rites demand;
then, more precious food supplying,
gives himself with his own hand.

Word-made-flesh, true bread he maketh
by his word his flesh to be,
wine his blood; which whoso taketh
must from carnal thoughts be free:
faith alone, though sight forsaketh,
shows true hearts the mystery.

Therefore we, before him bending,
this great sacrament revere:
types and shadows have their ending,
for the newer rite is here;
faith, our outward sense befriending,
makes our inward vision clear.

Glory let us give and blessing
to the Father and the Son,
honour, might, and praise addressing,
while eternal ages run;
ever too his love confessing,
who, from both, with both is One. Amen.

Lyricist: St. Thomas Aquinas (1227 – 1274), translator: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878), Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Grafton (Tuntum Ergo)
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional French Melody
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional French
  • Music Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

ISRC: UKTU21900094 – UPC: 5060707370795 – DK UPC: 195068806999

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Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us (Mannheim) – Organ

Lyrics – 3 verses

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
O’er this world’s tempestuous sea
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us
For we have no help but thee;
Yet possessing every blessing
If our God our Father be

Saviour, breath forgiveness o’er us:
All our weaknesses thou dost know;
Though didst tread this earth before us,
Thou did feel its keenest woe;
Lone and dreary, faint and weary,
Through the desert thou didst go.

Spirit of our God, descending,
Fill our hearts with heavenly joy,
Love with every passion blending,
Pleasure that can never cloy:
Thus provided, pardoned, guided,
Ever can our peace destroy.

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Details

  • Tune: Mannheim
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: Lent, General
  • Composer: Friedrich Filitz (1804 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: James Edmeston (1791 – 1867)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900093
  • UPC: 5060707370788
  • DK UPC: 195068855799

Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days (Saint Flavian – 5 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Lord, who throughout these forty days,
For us did fast and pray,
Teach us with you to mourn our sins,
And close by you to stay.

As you with Satan did contend,
And did the vict’ry win,
O give us strength in you to fight,
In you to conquer sin.

As you did hunger bear and thirst,
So teach us, gracious Lord,
To die to self, and always live
By your most holy word.

And through these days of penitence,
And through your Passiontide,
Forevermore, in life and death,
O Lord, with us abide.

Abide with us that when this life
Of suffering is past,
An Easter of unending joy
We may attain at last!

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Awaiting Confirmation

Details

  • Tune: Saint Flavian
  • Meter: 86 86
  • Church Year: Lent
  • Composer: Unknown from John’s Day Psalter (1562)
  • Lyricist: Claudia Frances Hernaman (1838 – 1898)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin ALL rights reserved.
  • ISRC:  UKTU21900092
  • UPC: 5060707370771
  • DK UPC: 195068857984

We Hail Thy Presence Glorious (Offertorium) – Organ

Lyrics – 5 verses

We hail thy Presence glorious,
O Christ our great high Priest,
O’er sin and death victorious,
At thy thanksgiving feast:
As thou art interceding
For us in heaven above,
Thy Church on earth is pleading
Thy perfect work of love.

Through thee in every nation
Thine own their hearts upraise,
Offering one pure Oblation,
One Sacrifice of praise:
With thee in blest communion
The living and the dead
Are joined in closest union,
One Body with one Head.

O living Bread from heaven,
Jesu, our Saviour good,
Who thine own self hast given
To be our souls’ true food;
For us thy body broken
Hung on the Cross of shame:
This Bread its hallowed token
We break in thy dear name.

O stream of love unending,
Poured from the one true Vine,
With our weak nature blending
The strength of life divine;
Our thankful faith confessing
In thy life-blood outpoured,
We drink this Cup of blessing
And praise thy name, O Lord.

May we thy word believing
Thee through thy gifts receive,
That, thou within us living,
We all to God may live;
Draw us from earth to heaven
Till sin and sorrow cease,
Forgiving and forgiven,
In love and joy and peace.

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Details

  • Tune: Offertorium
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Johann Michael Haydn (1737 – 1806)
  • Lyricist: Richard Godrey Parsons (1882 – 1948)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900090
  • UPC: 5060707370757

Great God, your Spirit, like the wind (Jerusalem) – Organ

Lyrics (3 verses)

Great God, your Spirit, like the wind
unseen but shaking things we see . . .

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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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Jerusalem
  • Meter: DLM
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Church Year: Pentecost, General
  • Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 – 1918)
  • Lyricist: Alan Gaunt (b. 1935)
  • Music Public Domain
  • Lyrics: Copyright © Stainer & Bell, London
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900088
  • UPC: 5060707370740
  • DK UPC: 195037085622

Christ is the light of all the world (Wiltshire) – Organ

Lyrics

Christ is the light of all the world,
Yet with the darkest night;
Lit by His glory and His love,
He turns the dark to light.

Christ came into a world of sin,
To cast the dark away;
He came to bring mankind the light,
And give the brightest day.

He is the light with which we shine,
When we call Him our friend;
He is our Saviour and our Lord,
We’ll serve Him to the end.

We’ll shine for Him in this dark world,
We’ll be a lamp of grace;
We’ll boldly go into the dark
‘Til we stand face to face.

Lyrics Copyright © 2011 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Wiltshire
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Candlemas, General
  • Composer: George Thomas Smart (1776 – 1867)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Trad. Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2011 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900084
  • UID: 5060707370696

Faithful vigil ended (Pastor Pastorum – 4 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

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Details

    • Tune: Pastor Pastorum
    • Meter: 87 87 D
    • Style: Victorian Hymn
    • Verses: 4
    • Composer: Friedrich Silcher (1789 – 1860)
    • Lyricist: Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926)
    • Music Trad. Public Domain
    • Lyrics Copyright © Timothy Dudley-Smith
    • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights Reserved.
    • ISRC: UKTU21900073
    • UPC: 5060707370009

Lord Jesus In Your Mercy (Cara) – Organ

Lyrics

Lord Jesus in Your mercy,
Through each and ev’ry day,
I’ll always praise and serve You,
Please hear me when I pray.

I’ll talk with You each morning,
And speak with You each night,
When You call me I’ll ans-wer,
Help me to win the fight.

All that You ask me Saviour,
Help me through ev’ry day;
And most of all, my plea is
‘Hear me when I pray.’

O, hear me Lord, and answer
According to Your word;
Then may the Spirit prompt me,
When Your still voice I’ve heard.

Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Moody
  • Meter: 99 99
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Uzziah Christopher Burnap (1834 -1900)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900070
  • UID: 5060707370641

Lord, you give the great commission (Abbot’s Leigh) – Organ

Lyrics

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Details

  • Tune: Abbot’s Leigh
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Mid 20th Century
  • Verses: 4
  • Composer: Cyril Vincent Taylor (1907 – 1991)
  • Lyricist: Jeffery W. Rowthorn (b. 1934)
  • Music Copyright Oxford University Press
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. All rights Reserved.