Rejoice, the Lord is King (Gopsal – 4 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Rejoice, the Lord is King! your Lord and King adore;
mortals give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Jesus, the saviour, reigns, the God of truth and love;
when he had purged our stains he took his seat above;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

His kingdom cannot fail, he rules both earth and heaven,
the keys of death and hell are to our Jesus given;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

He sits at God’s right hand till all his foes submit,
and bow to his command, and fall beneath his feet:
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Gopsal
  • Meter: 66 66 and Refrain
  • Verses: 4
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707–1788)
  • Style: Baroque
  • Church Year: Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, General
  • Composer: Georg Friderich Händel (1695 – 1759).
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain Rights Reserved

For the beauty of the earth (Dix) – Organ

Hymn – For the beauty of the earth – Lyrics

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Lord of all, to thee we raise

Recordings

Original Key in D Major
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Lower Setting in B Major
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Details

  • Tune: England’s Lane
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Conrad Kocher (1786 – 1872)
  • Arranger: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Lyricist: Folliot Sandford Pierpoint (1835 – 1917)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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For the beauty of the earth (Heathlands) – Organ

Hymn – For the beauty of the earth – Lyrics

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Lord of all, to thee we raise

Recordings

Original Key in D Major
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Lower Setting in B Major
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Details

  • Tune: England’s Lane
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Folliot Sandford Pierpoint (1835 – 1917)
  • Music Copyright Unknown
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Lord of all hopefulness (Slane) – Orchestra

See also ‘Lord of all hopefulness’  for Organ

Lyrics

We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Slane
  • Meter: 10 11 11 12
  • Verses: 4
  • Style: Traditional Irish, Gaelic, Celtic
  • Church Year: Remembrance, General
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional Irish melody.
  • Lyricist: Jan Struther (1901 – 1953).
  • Music Public Domain
  • Orchestral Arrangement:  Copyright ©  2009 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Organ Arrangement:  Copyright ©  2017 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyrics Copyright © Oxford University Press
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2009 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

Abide with me (Eventide) – Brass Band

See also ‘Abide with me’ for Organ

Lyrics

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide;
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see—
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour;
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

Recordings

For Brass Band

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Details

  • Tune: Eventide
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847)
  • Church Year: Evensong | Church Year: Funerals
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2009 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved

 

 


Immortal love for ever full (Bishopthorpe) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Immortal Love for ever full,
For ever flowing free,
For ever shared, for ever whole,
A never-ebbing sea.

2. Our outward lips confess the name
All other names above;
Love only knoweth whence it came
And comprehendeth love.

3. We may not climb the heavenly steeps
To bring the Lord Christ down;
In vain we search the lowest deeps,
For him no depths can drown:

4. But warm, sweet, tender, even yet
A present help is he;
And faith has still its Olivet,
And love its Galilee.

5. The healing of his seamless dress
Is by our beds of pain;
We touch him in life’s throng and press,
And we are whole again.

6. Through him the first fond prayers are said
Our lips of childhood frame;
The last low whispers of our dead
Are burdened with his name.

7. Alone, O Love ineffable,
Thy saving name is given;
To turn aside from thee is hell,
To walk with thee is heaven.

Recordings

7 verses

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6 verses – omitting verse 3

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Details

  • Verses: 6/7
  • Tune: Bishopthorpe
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Jeremiah Clarke (1670 – 1707)
  • Lyricist: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 – 1892)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Son of God, eternal Saviour (Everton Smart) – Organ

Lyrics

Son of God, eternal Saviour,
Source of life and truth and grace,
Son of Man, whose birth incarnate
Hallows all our human race,
Thou, our Head, who, throned in glory,
For thine own dost ever plead,
Fill us with thy love and pity;
Heal our wrongs, and help our need.

As thou, Lord, hast lived for others,
So may we for others live;
Freely have thy gifts been granted,
Freely may thy servants give:
Thine the gold and thine the silver,
Thine the wealth of land and sea,
We but stewards of thy bounty,
Held in solemn trust for thee.

Come, O Christ, and reign among us,
King of love, and Prince of peace;
Hush the storm of strife and passion,
Bid its cruel discords cease;
By thy patient years of toiling,
By thy silent hours of pain,
Quench our fevered thirst of pleasure,
Shame our selfish greed of gain.

Son of God, eternal Saviour,
Source of life and truth and grace,
Son of Man, whose birth incarnate
Hallows all our human race,
Thou who prayest, thou who willest,
That thy people should be one,
Grant, O grant our hope’s fruition:
Here on earth thy will be done.

Recording

Standard Recording

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Slightly Slower Recording


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Details

  • Tune: Everton (Smart)
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Somerset Corry Lowry (1855 – 1932)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Spirit of Mercy, truth and love (Warrington – 3 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Spirit of mercy, truth, and love,
O shed thine influence from above,
and still from age to age convey
the wonders of this sacred day.

In every clime, by every tongue,
be God’s surpassing glory sung;
let all the listening earth be taught
the acts our great Redeemer wrought.

Unfailing comfort, heavenly guide,
still o’er thy holy church preside;
still let us all thy blessings prove,
Spirit of mercy, truth, and love.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Warrington
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Ralph Harrison (1748 – 1810)
  • Lyricist: Unknown from Foundling Hospital Collection (1774)
  • Lyrics and Music Copyright Public Domain
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My gracious Lord (Warrington – 5 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

My gracious Lord, I own thy right
to ev’ry service I can pay;
and call it my supreme delight
to hear thy dictates and obey.

What is my being but for thee,
its sure support, its noblest end,
thy ever-smiling face to see
and serve the cause of such a friend?

I would not breathe for worldly joy,
or to increase my worldly good,
nor future days or pow’rs employ
to spread a sounding name abroad;

But to my Saviour I would live,
to him who for my ransom died;
nor could untainted Eden give
such bliss as blossoms at his side.

His work my later tears shall bless,
when youthful vigour is no more,
and my last hour of life confess
his love hath animating pow’r.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Warrington
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Ralph Harrison (1748 – 1810)
  • Lyricist: Philip Doddridge (1702 – 1751)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round (Gibbons Song 1)

Lyrics

Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round
of circling planets singing on their way;
guide of the nations from the night profound
into the glory of the perfect day;
rule in our hearts, that we may ever be
guided and strengthened and upheld by thee.

We are of thee, the children of thy love,
the brothers of thy well-belovèd Son;
descend, O Holy Spirit, like a dove,
into our hearts, that we may be as one:
as one with thee, to whom we ever tend;
as one with him, our Brother and our Friend.

We would be one in hatred of all wrong,
one in our love of all things sweet and fair,
one with the joy that breaketh into song,
one with the grief that trembles into prayer,
one in the power that makes thy children free
to follow truth, and thus to follow thee.

O clothe us with thy heavenly armour, Lord,
thy trusty shield, thy sword of love divine;
our inspiration be thy constant word;
we ask no victories that are not thine:
give or withhold, let pain or pleasure be;
enough to know that we are serving thee.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Song 1
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1583 – 1625)
  • Lyricist: John White Chadwick (1840 – 1904)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.