God is working his purpose out (Benson) – Organ

Lyrics

God is working His purpose out
As year succeeds to year;
God is working his purpose out,
And the time is drawing near;
Nearer and nearer draws the time,
The time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

From utmost east to utmost west,
Where’er man’s foot hath trod,
By the mouth of many messengers
Goes forth the voice of God:
‘Give ear to Me, ye continents,
Ye isles, give ear to Me,’
That the earth may be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

What can we do to work God’s work,
To prosper and increase
The brotherhood of all mankind,
The reign of the Prince of Peace?
What can we do to hasten the time,
The time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

March we forth in the strength of God,
With the banner of Christ unfurled,
That the light of the glorious Gospel of truth
May shine throughout the world;
Fight we the fight with sorrow and sin
To set their captives free,
That the earth may be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

All we can do is nothing worth
Unless God blesses the deed;
Vainly we hope for the harvest-tide
Till God gives life to the seed;
Yet near and nearer draws the time,
The time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

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  • Tune: Benson
  • Meter: 86 86 87 12 8
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: Epiphany
  • Composer: Millicent Kingham (1866 – 1927)
  • Lyricist: Arthur Campbell Ainger (1841 – 1919)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin.Certain rights reserved.

God is love, let heaven adore Him (Abbot’s Leigh) – Organ

Lyrics

God is love, let heaven adore him;
God is love, let earth rejoice;
let creation sing before him
and exalt him with one voice.
God who laid the earth’s foundation,
God who spread the heav’ns above,
God who breathes through all creation:
God is love, eternal love.

God is love; and love enfolds us,
all the world in one embrace;
with unfailing grasp God holds us,
ev’ry child of ev’ry race.
And when human hearts are breaking
under sorrow’s iron rod,
then we find that selfsame aching
deep within the heart of God.

God is love; and though with blindness
sin afflicts all human life,
God’s eternal loving-kindness
guides us through our earthly strife.
Sin and death and hell shall never
o’er us final triumph gain:
God is love, so love forever
o’er the universe must reign.

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Details

  • Tune: Abbot’s Leigh
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Mid 20th Century
  • Verses: 3
  • Composer: Cyril Vincent Taylor (1907 – 1991)
  • Lyricist: Timothy Rees (1874 – 1939)
  • Music Copyright Oxford University Press
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard M S Irwin. All rights Reserved.

 

God is here! As we His people (Bethany – Smart)

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  • Tune: Bethany (Smart)
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Fred Pratt Green (1903 – 2000)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics © Stainer & Bell Ltd.
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God bless our native land (National Anthem)

  • Tune: National Anthem
  • Meter: 664 6664
  • Style: Traditional American
  • Composer: Unknown attributed to Composer: Henry Carey (1689 – 1743)
  • Lyricist: August Mahlmann (1771-1826)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain
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Hymn – God bless our native land – Lyrics (1870)

God bless our native land!
Firm may she ever stand
Thro’ storm and night!
When the wild tempests rave,
Ruler of wind and wave
Do Thou our country save
By Thy great might.

For her our prayer shall rise
To God above the skies;
On Him we wait.
Thou who art ever nigh,
Guarding with watchful eye,
To Thee aloud we cry,
God save the State!

God be in my head – Piano

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.

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  • 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
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Tell out, my soul (Woodlands) – Organ

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  • Tune: Woodlands
  • Style: 20th Century
  • Composer: Walter Greatorex (1877 – 1949)
  • Lyricist:Timothy Dudley-Smith (b.1926)
  • Church Year: General, Communion
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © Timothy Dudley-Smith (b.1926)
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  • ISRC: UKTU21900018
  • UPC: 5060707370146

Glory be to Jesus (Caswall)

Hymn – Glory be to Jesus – Lyrics

Glory be to Jesus,
Who in bitter pains
Poured for me the lifeblood
From his sacred veins.

Grace and life eternal
In that blood I fine;
Blest be his compassion,
Infinitely kind.

Blest through endless ages
Be the precious stream
Which from endless torment
Did the world redeem.

Abel’s blood for vengeance
Pleaded to the skies;
But the blood of Jesus
For our pardon cries.

Oft as earth exulting
Wafts its praise on high,
Angel hosts rejoicing
Make their glad reply.

Lift we then our voices,
Swell the mighty flood;
Louder still and louder
Praise the precious blood.

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  • Tune: Caswell
  • Meter: 65 65
  • Church Year: Lent, Good Friday
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Friederich Filitz (1804 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Glorious things of Thee are spoken (Austria)

Hymn – Glorious things of thee are spoken – Lyrics

Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God!
He, Whose Word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode.
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
Thou may’st smile at all thy foes.

See! the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love;
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove:
Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst to assuage?
Grace, which like the Lord, the Giver,
Never fails from age to age.

Round each habitation hovering,
See the cloud and fire appear!
For a glory and a cov’ring
Showing that the Lord is near.
Thus deriving from our banner
Light by night and shade by day;
Safe they feed upon the manna
Which He gives them when they pray.

Saviour, if of Zion’s city,
I through grace a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in Thy Name.
Fading is the worldling’s pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasure
None but Zion’s children know.

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  • Tune: Austria
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
  • Lyricist: John Newton (1725 – 1807)
  • Music Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Glorious things of Thee are spoken (Abbot’s Leigh)

Hymn – Glorious things of thee are spoken – Lyrics

Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God!
He, Whose Word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode.
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
Thou may’st smile at all thy foes.

See! the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love;
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove:
Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst to assuage?
Grace, which like the Lord, the Giver,
Never fails from age to age.

Round each habitation hovering,
See the cloud and fire appear!
For a glory and a cov’ring
Showing that the Lord is near.
Thus deriving from our banner
Light by night and shade by day;
Safe they feed upon the manna
Which He gives them when they pray.

Saviour, if of Zion’s city,
I through grace a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in Thy Name.
Fading is the worldling’s pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasure
None but Zion’s children know.

Extract

See also Glorious things of Thee are spoken (Austria)

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Details

  • Tune: Abbot’s leigh
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Mid 20th Century
  • Composer: Cyril Vincent Taylor (1907 – 1991)
  • Lyricist: John Newton (1725 – 1807)
  • Music Copyright Oxford University Press
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Give me joy in my heart (Sing hosanna)

Hymn – Give me joy in my heart – Lyrics

Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,
Give me joy in my heart, I pray,
Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,
Keep me praising ’til the break of day.
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
Sing hosanna to the King of kings!
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
Sing hosanna to the King.

Give me peace in my heart, keep me praying,
Give me peace in my heart, I pray,
Give me peace in my heart, keep me praying,
Keep me praying ’til the end of day. Refrain

Give me love in my heart, keep me praising,
Give me love in my heart, I pray,
Give me love in my heart, keep me praising,
Keep me praising ’til the break of day. Refrain

Give my oil in my lamp, keep me burning,
Give me oil in my lamp, I pray,
Give my oil in my lamp, keep me burning,
Keep me burning ’til the end of day. Refrain

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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Sing hosanna
  • Meter: 10 8 10 9 and Refrain
  • Style: Spiritual
  • Composer: Unknown
  • arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Church Year: General / Church Year: Weddings
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.