The Spacious Firmament On High (London, Organ, 3 Verses)

The Spacious Firmament: Lyrics

1. The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim.
The unwearied sun from day to day
Does his Creator’s power display,
And publishes to every land
The work of an almighty hand.

2. Soon as the evening shades prevail
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly to the listening earth
Repeats the story of her birth;
Whilst all the stars that round her burn,
And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings, as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.

3. What though in solemn silence all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball;
What though nor real voice nor sound
Amid their radiant orbs be found;
In reason’s ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice,
For ever singing as they shine,
‘The hand that made us is divine.’

Meter DLM. Lyrics: Joseph Addison (1672 – 1719). Public Domain.

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Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord (Brass and Strings, 3 Verses)

Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord Lyrics

Lyricist David J. Evans (b. 1957). Copyright 1986 Kingsway’s Thankyou Music.

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Jesus Name All Names Above (St Theoktistos, Organ, 3 Verses)

Jesus Name All Names Above Lyrics

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1. Jesus, name all names above,
Jesus, best and dearest,
Jesus, fount of perfect love,
Holiest, tend’rest, nearest:
Jesus, source of grace completest,
Jesus, purest, Jesus, sweetest,
Jesus, well of pow’r divine,
Make me, keep me, seal me thine!

2. Thou didst call the prodigal;
Thou didst pardon Mary,
Thou whose words can never fall,
Love can never vary,
Lord, to heal my lost condition
Give (for thou canst give) contrition;
Thou canst pardon all my ill
If thou wilt; O say, “I will!”

3. Jesus, open me the gate
That the robber entered,
Who in that most lost estate
Wholly on thee ventured.
Thou whose wounds are ever pleading,
And thy Passion interceding,
From my sins, O let me rise
To a home in paradise!

Meter: 76 76 88 77. Lyrics by  St Theoktistos (9th century), translated by John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866). Public Domain.

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Jesus Joy Of Our Desiring (Werde Munter, Organ, 5 Verses)

Jesus Joy Of Our Desiring Lyrics

1. Jesus joy of our desiring,
Holy wisdom, love most bright;
Drawn by thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light.
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned,
With the fire of life impassioned,
Striving still to truth unknown,
Soaring, dying round thy throne.

2 Through the way where hope is guiding,
Hark, what peaceful music rings;
Where the flock, in thee confiding,
Drink of joy from deathless springs.
Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure;
Theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead thine own
In the love of joys unknown.

Meter: 87 87 88 77. Lyricist, original German, Martin Janus (c1620-c1682), translated by Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 – 1930). Public Domain.

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Forward Through The Ages (Saint Gertrude, Organ, 3 Verses)

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1. Forward through the ages,
In unbroken line,
Move the faithful spirits
At the call divine.
Gifts in diff’ring measure,
Hearts of one accord,
Manifold the service,
One the sure reward;

Refrain:
Forward through the ages, 
In unbroken line,
Move the faithful spirits 
At the call divine.

2. Wider grows the kingdom,
Reign of love and light;
For it we must labour,
Till our faith is sight.
Prophets have proclaimed it,
Martyrs testified,
Poets sung its glory,
Heroes for it died. Refrain

3. Not alone we conquer,
Not alone we fall;
In each loss or triumph
Lose or triumph all.
Bound by God’s far purpose
In one living whole,
Move we on together
To the shining goal! Refrain

Meter: 65 65 D and Refrain. Lyricist: Frederick Lucian Hosmer (1840 – 1929). Public Domain.

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O Spirit Of The Living God (Winchester New, Organ, 5 verses)

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1 O Spirit of the living God,
in all the fullness of your grace,
wherever human feet have trod,
descend upon our fallen race.

2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love
to preach the reconciling word;
anoint with power from heaven above
whenever gospel truth is heard.

3 Let darkness turn to radiant light,
confusion vanish from your path;
those who are weak inspire with might:
let mercy triumph over wrath!

4 O Spirit of our God, prepare
the whole wide world the Lord to meet;
breathe out new life, like morning air,
till hearts of stone begin to beat.

5 Baptize the nations; far and near
the triumphs of the cross record;
till Christ in glory shall appear
and every race declare him Lord!

Meter: LM. Lyricist: Henry Hart Milman (1791 – 1868). Public Domain

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Around The Throne Of God (Solothurn, Organ, 4 Verses)

Around The Throne Of God Lyrics

1 Around the throne of God a band
of glorious angels ever stand;
bright things they see, sweet harps they hold,
and on their heads are crowns of gold.

2 Some wait around him, ready still
to sing his praise and do his will;
and some, when he commands them, go
to guard his servants here below.

3 Lord, give thy angels every day
command to guide us on our way,
and bid them every evening keep
their watch around us while we sleep.

4 So shall no wicked thing draw near,
to do us harm or cause us fear;
and we shall dwell, when life is past,
with angels round thy throne at last.

Meter LM. Lyrics by John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866). Public Domain.

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With Joy We Meditate The Grace (Tallis’ Ordinal, Organ, 5 Verses)

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1. With joy we meditate the grace
Of our High Priest above;
His heart is made of tenderness,
And ever yearns with love.

2. Touched with a sympathy within,
He knows our feeble frame;
He knows what sore temptations mean
For he has felt the same.

3. He in the days of feeble flesh
Poured out his cries and tears;
And, in his measure, feels afresh
What every member bears.

4. He’ll never quench the smoking flax,
But raise it to a flame;
The bruisèd reed he never breaks,
Nor scorns the meanest name.

5. Then let our humble faith address
His mercy and his power:
We shall obtain delivering grace
In every needful hour.

Meter: CM. Lyrics by Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748). Public Domain.

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O Holy Ghost Thy Peoples Bless (St Timothy, Organ, 6 Verses)

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1. O Holy Ghost, thy people bless
Who long to feel thy might,
And fain would grow in holiness
As children of the light.

2. To thee we bring, who art the Lord,
Ourselves to be thy throne;
Let ev’ry thought and deed and word
Thy pure dominion own.

3. Life-giving Spirit, o’er us move,
As on the formless deep;
Give life and order, light and love,
where now is death or sleep.

4. Great gift of our ascended King,
His saving truth reveal;
Our tongues inspire His praise to sing,
Our hearts his love to feel.

5. True wind of heav’n, from south or north,
For joy or chast’ning, blow;
The garden-spices shall spring forth
If thou wilt bid them flow.

6. O Holy Ghost, of sev’nfold might,
All graces come from thee;
Grant us to know and serve aright
One God in Persons Three.

Meter: CM. Lyrics by Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1877), Public Domain.

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See Amid The Winter’s Snow (Humility – 4 Verses) – Organ

See Amid The Winter’s Snow Lyrics

See, amid the winter’s snow,
Born for us on Earth below,
See, the tender Lamb appears,
Promised from eternal years.
Hail, thou ever blessed morn,
Hail redemption’s happy dawn,
Sing through all Jerusalem,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Lo, within a manger lies
He who built the starry skies;
He who, throned in height sublime,
Sits among the cherubim.
Refrain

Sacred Infant, all divine,
What a tender love was Thine,
Thus to come from highest bliss
Down to such a world as this.
Refrain

Teach, O teach us, Holy Child,
By Thy face so meek and mild,
Teach us to resemble Thee,
In Thy sweet humility.

Meter: 77 77 And Refrain – Hymns Without Words. Lyricist: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878) – Hymns Without Words. Public Domain.

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