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.

Recordings

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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

A great and mighty wonder (Es ist ein Ros entsprungen) – Organ & Trumpet Descant

Lyrics

A great and mighty wonder.
A full and holy cure:
The Virgin bears the Infant
With virgin honour pure!
Repeat the hymn again:
To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!

The Word becomes incarnate
And yet remains on high,
And cherubim sing anthems
To shepherds from the sky.
Repeat the hymn again:
To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!

While thus they sing your Monarch,
Those bright angelic bands,
Rejoice, ye vales and mountains,
Ye oceans, clap your hands.
Repeat the hymn again:
To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!

Since all He comes to ransom.
By all be He adored,
The Infant born in Bethl’em,
The Saviour and the Lord.
Repeat the hymn again:
To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!

Recordings

To simplify issues with Copyright, we have had to start using various on-line delivery services for some hymns. A recording of this hymn is available on Richard Irwin's album - From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1 which can be found on AmazonGoogle Play, iTunesSpotify. Please Contact Us if you do not have access to these services.
 
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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Es ist ein Ros entsprunge
  • Meter: 76 76 676
  • Style: Traditional German Style: Carol
  • Composer: Michael Praetorius (1571 – 1621)
  • Lyricist: Saint Germanus from Mega kai paradoxon Thauma
  • Translator: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Church Year: Advent, Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Good King Wenceslas (Tempus Adest Floridum)

Carol – Good King Wenceslas – Lyrics

Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about,
Deep, and crisp, and even.

Brightly shone the moon that night,
Though the frost was cruel,
When a poor man came in sight,
Gath’ring winter fuel.

“Hither, page, and stand by me,
If thou know’st it, telling,
Yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?”

“Sire, he lives a good league hence,
Underneath the mountain,
Right against the forest fence,
By Saint Agnes’ fountain.”

“Bring me flesh and bring me wine,
Bring me pine logs hither:
Thou and I will see him dine,
When we bear him thither.”

Page and monarch, forth they went,
Forth they went together;
Through the rude wind’s wild lament,
And the bitter weather.

“Sire, the night is darker now,
And the wind blows stronger;
Fails my heart, I know not how;
I can go no longer.”

“Mark my footsteps, my good page;
Tread thou in them boldly;
Thou shalt find the winter’s rage
Freeze thy blood less coldly.

“In his master’s steps he trod,
Where the snow lay dinted;
Heat was in the very sod
Which the Saint had printed.

Therefore, Christian men, be sure,
Wealth or rank possessing,
Ye who now will bless the poor,
Shall yourselves find blessing.

Recordings – Links and Downloads

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Tempus Adest Floridum
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Renaissance
  • Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas / Church Year: Epiphany
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Piae Cantiones (1582) adapted by arranger: John Stainer (1840 – 1901).
  • Lyricist: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Good Christians all, rejoice (In dulci jubilo)

Carol – Good Christians all, rejoice – Lyrics

Good Christians all, rejoice
with heart, and soul, and voice!
Give ye heed to what we say:
News! News!
Jesus Christ is born today!
Ox and ass before him bow,
and he is in the manger now.
Christ is born today!
Christ is born today!

Good Christians all, rejoice
with heart, and soul, and voice!
Now ye hear of endless bliss,
Joy! Joy!
Jesus Christ was born for this;
He hath opened the heavenly door,
and all are blest for evermore.
Christ was born for this!
Christ was born for this!

Good Christians all, rejoice
with heart, and soul, and voice!
Now ye need not fear the grave;
Peace! Peace!
Jesus Christ was born to save,
Calls you one and calls you all,
to gain his everlasting hall.
Christ was born to save!
Christ was born to save!

Please note that this carol is a modern adaption of the mediaeval carol In dulci jublio

Recordings

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Details

  • Tune: In dulci jubilo
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Style: Mediaeval, Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: John Stainer (1840 – 1901)
  • Lyricist: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Verses: 3
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2012 Richard M S Irwin  Certain rights reserved.

Good Christians all, rejoice and sing (Gelob’t Sei Gott – Vulpius)

Lyrics

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Recordings

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Details

  • Tune: Gelob’t Sei Gott (Vulpius)
  • Meter: 8 8 8 and Alleluias
  • Style: Baroque
  • Church Year: Easter
  • Composer: Melchior Vulpius (1570 – 1617) in Hymnal: Ein schön geistlich Gesangbuch (1609)
  • Lyricist: Cyril Argentine Alington (1872 – 1955)
  • Verses: 4
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright 1958 renewed 1960 Hope Publishing Co.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

God the Father of Creation (Rhuddlan)

  • Tune: Rhuddlan
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Musical Relicks of Welsh Bards (1800)
  • Lyricist: Iain D. Cunningham (b. 1954)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Iain D. Cunningham © 2010 based on Psalm 42
  • Performance Copyright © 2012 Richard M S Irwin.Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn -God the Father of Creation – Lyrics

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God sent his son for all mankind (Tannernbaun – Sing Glory Alleluia) – Orchestra

Hymn – God sent his son for all mankind – Lyrics

God sent His Son for all mankind,
Sing glory, alleluia!
To save the lost, the lame and blind;
Sing glory, alleluia!
To reconcile them through His birth,
to rescue all the sons of earth.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

Peace and forgiveness is our plea;
Sing glory, alleluia!
From sin’s cruel grip He sets us free;
Sing glory, alleluia!
We worship Jesus Christ the Son,
Who lived before the world began.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

He is the great eternal flame;
Sing glory, alleluia!
He bears the precious Saviour’s name;
Sing glory, alleluia!
Salvation comes through trust in Him,
His Light will never ever dim.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

Once we were lost, but now are found;
Sing glory, alleluia!
In joy we stand on hallowed ground;
Sing glory, alleluia!
He is the everlasting King,
He is the Lord of everything;
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

He is the Truth, the Life, the Way;
Sing glory, alleluia!
Sing out your praise to Him each day;
Sing glory, alleluia!
To Heav’n our hands and arms we raise
to God in love and joy and praise.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

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Details

  • Tune: Tannernbaun (Sing Glory Alleluia)
  • Meter: 87 87 88 87
  • Style: Traditional German
  • Church Year: Easter Church, Christmas, General
  • Composer: Unknown arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2015 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Arrangement © 2016 – 2018 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955).
  • Performance Copyright ℗  2018 Richard Irwin.Certain rights reserved.

God rest you merry, gentlemen (God Rest You Merry)

Carol – God rest you merry, gentlemen – Lyrics

1. God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

2. In Bethlehem, in Israel,
This blessed Babe was born
And laid within a manger
Upon this blessed morn
The which His Mother Mary
Did nothing take in scorn
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

3. From God our Heavenly Father
A blessed Angel came;
And unto certain Shepherds
Brought tidings of the same:
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by Name.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

4. “Fear not then,” said the Angel,
“Let nothing you affright,
This day is born a Saviour
Of a pure Virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in Him
From Satan’s power and might.”
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

5. The shepherds at those tidings
Rejoiced much in mind,
And left their flocks a-feeding
In tempest, storm and wind:
And went to Bethlehem straightway
The Son of God to find.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

6. And when they came to Bethlehem
Where our dear Saviour lay,
They found Him in a manger,
Where oxen feed on hay;
His Mother Mary kneeling down,
Unto the Lord did pray.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

7. Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
This holy tide of Christmas
All other doth deface.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Recordings

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: God Rest You Merry
  • Meter: 86 86 86 and Refrain
  • Style: Traditional English Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown Traditional English melody arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

God of mercy, God of grace (Heathlands) – Organ

Hymn – God of mercy, God of grace – Lyrics

God of mercy, God of grace,
Show the brightness of Thy face;
Shine upon us, Saviour, shine,
Fill Thy Church with light divine,
And Thy saving health extend,
Unto earth’s remotest end.

Let the people praise Thee, Lord!
Be by all that live adored;
Let the nations shout and sing
Glory to their Saviour King,
At Thy feet their tribute pay,
And Thy holy will obey.

Let the people praise Thee, Lord!
Earth shall then her fruits afford,
God to man His blessings give,
Man to God devoted live;
All below and all above
One in joy and light and love

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Details

  • Tune: Heathlands
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: General | Church Year: Candlemas
  • Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin.Certain rights reserved.

God of freedom (Rhuddlan)

Lyrics

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Recordings

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Details

  • Tune: Rhuddlan
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Church Year: General, Trinity
  • Composer: Unknown traditional Welsh melody from Musical Relicks of Welsh Bards (1800) 
  • Lyricist: Shirley Erena Murray (b. 1931)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 1992 Hope Publishing [email protected]
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.