The Lord’s my shepherd (Brother James’s Air)

Hymn – The Lord’s my shepherd – Lyrics

Based on Psalm 23

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name’s sake.
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.

My table Thou hast furnishèd
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.

Recording

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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: James Leith Macbeth Bain (1860-1925)
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Traditional Scottish
  • Lyricist: The Scottish Psalter (1650) based upon Psalm 23
  • Church Year: General, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain

The Lord’s my shepherd (Crimond)

Hymn – The Lord’s my shepherd – Lyrics

Based on Psalm 23

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.

My table Thou hast furnishèd
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.

Recordings

Standard setting in F
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Lower setting in E Flat
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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Crimond
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Lyricist: The Scottish Psalter (1650) based upon Psalm 23
  • Church Year: General, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955). Certain rights reserved

Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore Him (Austria)

Hymn – Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore Him – Lyrics

Praise the Lord, ye heavens, adore Him!
Praise Him, angels in the height;
Sun and moon, rejoice before Him,
Praise Him, all ye stars of light.
Praise the Lord, for He hath spoken;
Worlds His mighty voice obeyed:
Laws, which never shall be broken,
For their guidance He hath made.

Praise the Lord, for He is glorious:
Never shall His promise fail.
God hath made His saints victorious;
Sin and death shall not prevail.
Praise the God of our salvation,
Hosts on high, His power proclaim;
Heaven and earth and all creation,
Laud and magnify His Name.

Worship, honour, glory, blessing,
Lord, we offer to Thy name.
Young and old, Thy praise expressing,
Join their Saviour to proclaim:
As the saints in heaven adore Thee,
We would bow before Thy throne,
As Thine angels serve before Thee,
So on earth Thy will be done.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Austria
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Traditional Croatian
  • Composer: Unknown Croatian folk melody adapted by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
  • Lyricist: Edward Osler (1798 – 1863)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Forth in the peace of Christ we go (Deo Gracias)

Lyrics

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Recording

See also Forth in the peace of Christ we go (Duke Street)

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Details

  • Tune: Deo Gracias
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Unknown – 15th Century English melody arranged by Richard M S Irwin (b.1955)
  • Lyricist: James Quinn (1919 – 2010)
  • Music Copyright © 2018 Richard M S Irwin
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Father, hear the prayer we offer (Sussex – 4 Verses) -Organ

Hymn – 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.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Sussex
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Unknown adapted by arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
  • Lyricist: Love Maria Whitcomb Willis (1824 – 1908)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Come, ye thankful people, come (St George’s Windsor) – Brass Band

Hymn – Come, ye thankful people, come – Lyrics

1. Come, ye thankful people, come,
Raise the song of harvest home!
All is safely gathered in,
Ere the winter storms begin;
God, our Maker, doth provide
For our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come;
Raise the song of harvest home!

2. We ourselves are God’s own field,
Fruit unto his praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown
Unto joy or sorrow grown;
First the blade and then the ear,
Then the full corn shall appear;
Grant, O harvest Lord, that we
Wholesome grain and pure may be.

3. For the Lord our God shall come,
And shall take the harvest home;
From His field shall in that day
All offences purge away,
Giving angels charge at last
In the fire the tares to cast;
But the fruitful ears to store
In the garner evermore.

4. Then, thou Church triumphant come,
Raise the song of harvest home!
All be safely gathered in,
Free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified,
In God’s garner to abide;
Come, ten thousand angels, come,
Raise the glorious harvest home!

Recording

See also Come, ye thankful people, come (Saint George’s Windsor) – Organ

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Details

  • Tune: Saint George’s Windsor
  • Meter: 77 77 D
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: George Job Elvey (1816 – 1893)
  • Lyricist: Henry Alford (1810 – 1871)
  • Church Year: Harvest
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

Farmer, farmer, why do you plough

Hymn – Farmer, farmer, why do you plough – 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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Details

  • Tune: Farmer Farmer
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Church Year: Harvest
  • Composer: Susan Sayers – arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Susan Sayers
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1984 Kevin Mayhew Ltd
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

O Holy Night (6 Verses) – Small Ensemble

Carol – O Holy Night – Lyrics

O holy night,
the Babe lies in the manger,
O holy night,
He sleeps there in the hay.

O holy night,
He’s watched by mother Mary;
O holy night,
He sleeps ’til break of day.

O holy night,
The star was brightly shining;
O holy night,
When angels sang their lay.

O holy night,
When shepherds came to worship!
O holy night,
In awe they came to pray.

O holy night,
The kings bowed low before Him;
O holy night,
The Babe smiles as they pray.

O holy night,
The brightest dawn is breaking,
O holy night,
When Jesus came to stay.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: O holy night
  • Verses: 6
  • Meter: 47 46
  • Church Year: Chirstmas
  • Composer and Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.

To God be the glory (3 Verses) – Organ

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Lyrics

To God be the glory! great things he hath done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his son,
Who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life-gate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the father through Jesus the son;
And give him the glory – great things he hath done.

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives. Refrain

Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the son:
But purer and higher and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see! Refrain

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: To God be the glory
  • Meter: 11 11 11 11 and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: Easter, General, Trinity
  • Composer: William Howard Doane (1832 – 1916)
  • Lyricist: Frances Jane van Alstyne (1820 – 1915) also known as Fanny Jane Crosby
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance  ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

God be in my head – Organ

Hymn – God be in my head – Lyrics

God be in my head, and in my understanding.
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking.
God be in my mouth and in my speaking.
God be in my heart, and in my thinking.
God be at mine end, and at my departing.

Details

  • Tune: God be in my head
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: Henry Walford Davies (1869 – 1941)
  • Lyrics Source: Book of Hours (1514)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Recording on Organ

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