O Christ Who Holds The Open Gate (Gonfalon Royal, Organ, 4 Verses)

O Christ Who Holds The Open Gate : Lyrics

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

O Christ Who Holds The Open Gate : Recording

O Christ Who Holds The Open Gate : Download

The music used in this recording belongs in the Public Domain, but the Performance rights ℗ belong to Richard M S Irwin. You may click the Download Button to obtain the MP3 recording for use in Worship (including online services) or for personal use only. For other uses of the recording, please Contact Us.

If you use our hymns, please consider a donation to help keep this service free. To keep up to date with the latest recordings, please follow us on SoundCloud, Twitter and Facebook.

Click Here to Download

Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed

Lectionary and Other Uses

Once Only Once And Once For All (Albano, Organ, 6 Verses)

Once Only Once And Once For All : Lyrics

1. Once, only once, and once for all,
His precious life He gave;
Before the Cross our spirits fall,
And own it strong to save.

2. ‘One off’ring, single and complete,’
With lips and hearts we say;
But what He never can repeat
He shows forth day by day.

3. For, as the priest of Aaron’s line
Within the holiest stood,
And sprinkled all the mercy-shrine
With sacrificial blood;

4. So He who once atonement wrought,
Our Priest of endless pow’r,
Presents Himself for those He bought
In that dark noontide hour.

5. And so we show Thy death, O Lord,
Till Thou again appear;
And feel, when we approach Thy board,
We have an altar here.

6. All glory to the Father be,
All glory to the Son,
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee,
While endless ages run.

Once Only Once And Once For All : Recording

Once Only Once And Once For All : Download

The music used in this recording belongs in the Public Domain, but the Performance rights ℗ belong to Richard M S Irwin. You may click the Download Button to obtain the MP3 recording for use in Worship (including online services) or for personal use only. For other uses of the recording, please Contact Us.

If you use our hymns, please consider a donation to help keep this service free.

To keep up to date with the latest recordings, please follow us on SoundCloudTwitter and Facebook.

Click Here to Download

Lectionary and Other Uses

General Uses

Feast Days and Sundays

Bread Of The World In Mercy Broken (Rendez A Dieu, Organ, 2 Verses)

Bread Of The World In Mercy Broken : Lyrics

1. Bread of the world in mercy broken,
Wine of the soul in mercy shed,
By whom the words of life were spoken,
And in whose death our sins are dead.

2. Look on the heart by sorrow broken,
Look on the tears by sinners shed;
And be thy feast to us the token
That by thy grace our souls are fed.

Bread Of The World In Mercy Broken : Recording

Bread Of The World In Mercy Broken : Download

The music used in this recording belongs in the Public Domain, but the Performance rights ℗ belong to Richard M S Irwin. You may click the Download Button to obtain the MP3 recording for use in Worship (including online services) or for personal use only. For other uses of the recording, please Contact Us.

If you use our hymns, please consider a donation to help keep this service free.

To keep up to date with the latest recordings, please follow us on SoundCloud, Twitter and Facebook.

Click Here to Download

Lectionary and Other Uses

Abba Father Let Me Be (Flute and Theodor, 2 Verses)

Abba Father Let Me Be : Lyrics

Meter: 76 76 75 75. Lyrics by Dave Bilbrough (b. 1965). Copyright © 1977 Kingsway’s Thankyou Music.

We regret that as the lyrics of this hymn are still in copyright, we are unable to publish them. For CCLI details see Song 38686.

Abba Father Let Me Be : Recording

Abba Father Let Me Be : Download

The music used in this recording is in copyright and a Licence has been obtained to create it. A Limited Online Music Licence (OLE-0000024421) has been obtained to allow you to download the music services for use in services of Divine Worship. Please Contact Us.

If you use our hymns, please consider a donation to help keep this service free.

To keep up to date with the latest recordings, please follow us on SoundCloud, Twitter and Facebook.

Click Here to Download

Streaming Services

To listen using streaming services such as SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon, Deezer etc. Click Here.

Lectionary and Other Uses

 

 

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

Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord : Lyrics

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

Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord : Recording

The music used in this recording is in copyright and a Licence has been obtained to create it. A Limited Online Music Licence (OLE-0000024421) has been obtained to allow you to download the music services for use in services of Divine Worship. Please Contact Us.

If you use our hymns, please consider a donation to help keep this service free.

To keep up to date with the latest recordings, please follow us on SoundCloud, Twitter and Facebook.

Click Here to Download

Lectionary and General Usage

In Candle Glow Most Sacred (Nimrod -2 Verses) – SATB & Organ

In Candle Glow Most Sacred : Lyrics

In candle glow most sacred the Spirit rises,
Hovers, blesses one and all who gather here to pray.
Here to pray to God almighty,
Creator, splendid Mother of all,
Who gave birth to moon and sun.
Whose Spirit breathes living breath
To all who trust in Thee.
We who seek for Thee
Find comfort in the soul.

With divine light so holy,
Rises the great Holy Spirit,
Companion at times of peril,
Comforter and dearest friend.
Consoler of hearts,
Lover of our souls,
Creator, Saviour.
We sing to You our joy!
Amen.

Meter: Irregular. Lyrics © 2020 Richard M S Irwin, used with permission. CCLI 7157880.

In Candle Glow Most Sacred : Download

The music used in this recording belongs in the Public Domain, but the Performance rights ℗ belong to Richard M S Irwin. You may click the Download Button to obtain the MP3 recording for use in Worship (including online services) or for personal use only. For other uses of the recording, please Contact Us. If you use our hymns, please consider a donation to help keep this service free.

Organ for Congregational use

 

Click Here to Download

Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed

Score for Congregational use

In Candle Glow Most Sacred (Nimrod – 2 Verses) – Unison & Organ – Full Score

Organ for SATB Use
Click Here to Download

Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed

Score for SATB Use

In Candle Glow Most Sacred (Nimrod – 2 Verses) – SATB & Organ – Full Score

Video of SATB Score

Streaming Services

To listen using streaming services such as SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon, Deezer etc. Click Here.

Lectionary and Other Uses

History

Edward Elgar completed his Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, known more commonly as the Enigma Variations, in February 1899. There were fourteen in all, based on an original theme dedicated by Elgar “to my friends pictured within”.

Using the term “Enigma” Elgar has caused much speculation as to whether there is a hidden melody within the piece.

The 9th variation “Nimrod” is used here in this anthem and refers to Augustus J. Jaeger, a music editor and close friend of Elgar’s, known for giving the composer critical advice and help with his compositions. Nimrod is described in the Old Testament as “a mighty hunter before the Lord”, Jäger is the German for hunter.

Nimrod has become popular in its own right, often played at British funerals, memorial services, and other solemn occasions, including the National Service of Remembrance.

Jesu Thou Joy Of Loving Hearts (Ealing, Organ, 5 verses)

Jesu Thou Joy Of Loving Hearts : Lyrics

Suitable for: Communion, Eucharist, Lent

1. Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts,
Thou Fount of life, Thou Light of men,
from the best bliss that earth imparts,
we turn unfilled to Thee again.

2. Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood;
Thou savest those that on Thee call;
to them that seek Thee Thou art good,
to them that find Thee, all in all.

3. We taste Thee, O Thou living Bread,
and long to feast upon Thee still;
we drink of Thee, the Fountainhead,
and thirst our souls from Thee to fill.

4. Our restless spirits yearn for Thee,
where’er our changeful lot is cast;
glad, when Thy gracious smile we see,
blest, when our faith can hold Thee fast.

5. O Jesus, ever with us stay,
make all our moments calm and bright;
chase the dark night of sin away,
shed o’er the world Thy holy light.

Meter: LM. Lyrics from the 12th Century prayer ‘Jesu, dulcis memoria’ by St Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 – 1153) and translated by Ray Palmer (1880 – 1887). Public Domain

Jesu Thou Joy Of Loving Hearts : Recording

Jesu Thou Joy Of Loving Hearts : Download

The music used in this recording belongs in the Public Domain, but the Performance rights ℗ belong to Richard M S Irwin. You may click the Download Button to obtain the MP3 recording for use in Worship (including online services) or for personal use only. For other uses of the recording, please Contact Us. If you use our hymns, please consider a donation to help keep this service free.

 

Click Here to Download

Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed

Streaming Services

To listen using streaming services such as SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon, Deezer etc. Click Here.

Lectionary and Other Uses

Now My Tongue, The Mystery Telling (Grafton, Organ, 6 verses)

Now My Tongue, The Mystery Telling Lyrics

This recording of Now My Tongue, The Mystery Telling has been made to accompany singers in Church Services.

Now, my tongue, the mystery telling
Of the glorious body sing,
And the blood, all price excelling,
Which the Gentiles’ Lord and King,
In a Virgin’s womb once dwelling,
Shed for this world’s ransoming.

Given for us, and condescending
To be born for us below,
He, with us in converse blending,
Dwelt the seed of truth to sow,
‘Til he closed with wondrous ending
His most patient life of woe.

That last night, at supper lying,
‘Mid the Twelve, his chosen band,
Jesus, with the law complying,
Keeps the feast its rites demand;
Then, more precious food supplying,
Gives himself with his own hand.

Word-made-flesh, true bread he maketh
By his word his flesh to be,
Wine his blood; which whoso taketh
Must from carnal thoughts be free:
Faith alone, though sight forsaketh,
Shows true hearts the mystery.

Therefore we, before him bending,
This great sacrament revere:
Types and shadows have their ending,
For the newer rite is here;
Faith, our outward sense befriending,
Makes our inward vision clear.

Glory let us give and blessing
To the Father and the Son,
Honour, might, and praise addressing,
While eternal ages run;
Ever too his love confessing,
Who, from both, with both is One.

Meter: 87 87 87. Lyricist: St. Thomas Aquinas (1227 – 1274), translator: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878), Public Domain

Now My Tongue The Mystery Telling Download

The music used in this recording belongs in the Public Domain, but the Performance rights ℗ belong to Richard M S Irwin. You may click the Download Button to obtain the MP3 recording for use in Worship (including online services) or for personal use only. For other uses of the recording, please Contact Us.

If you use our hymns, please consider a donation to help keep this service free.

Click Here to Download

Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed

Streaming Services

To listen using streaming services such as SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon, Deezer etc. Click Here.

Lectionary And Other Uses

We Hail Thy Presence Glorious (Offertorium, Organ, 4 Verses)

We Hail Thy Presence Glorious : Lyrics

We hail thy Presence glorious,
O Christ our great high Priest,
O’er sin and death victorious,
At thy thanksgiving feast:
As thou art interceding
For us in heaven above,
Thy Church on earth is pleading
Thy perfect work of love.

Through thee in every nation
Thine own their hearts upraise,
Offering one pure Oblation,
One Sacrifice of praise:
With thee in blest communion
The living and the dead
Are joined in closest union,
One Body with one Head.

O living Bread from heaven,
Jesu, our Saviour good,
Who thine own self hast given
To be our souls’ true food;
For us thy body broken
Hung on the Cross of shame:
This Bread its hallowed token
We break in thy dear name.

O stream of love unending,
Poured from the one true Vine,
With our weak nature blending
The strength of life divine;
Our thankful faith confessing
In thy life-blood outpoured,
We drink this Cup of blessing
And praise thy name, O Lord.

May we thy word believing
Thee through thy gifts receive,
That, thou within us living,
We all to God may live;
Draw us from earth to heaven
Till sin and sorrow cease,
Forgiving and forgiven,
In love and joy and peace.

Meter: 76 76 D. Lyrics: Richard Godfrey Parsons (1882 – 1948). Public Domain.

We Hail Thy Presence Glorious : Recording

We Hail Thy Presence Glorious : Download

The music used in this recording belongs in the Public Domain, but the Performance rights ℗ belong to Richard M S Irwin. You may click the Download Button to obtain the MP3 recording for use in Worship (including online services) or for personal use only. For other uses of the recording, please Contact Us.

If you use our hymns, please consider a donation to help keep this service free.

Click Here to Download

Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed

Streaming Services

To listen using streaming services such as SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon, Deezer etc. Click Here.

Lectionary Aand Other Uses

General Uses

Feasts and Sundays

Redeemed by Him, and then re-stored (Old Hundredth) – Organ

Lyrics

Redeemed by Him, and then re-stored,
Keeping the death of Christ the Lord.
In memory we share this food,
The bread His flesh, the wine His blood.

Take, eat, and now remember Him,
His body broken in our stead,
In full forgiveness, ’til He come,
Share in the breaking of the bread.

Then as we take the cup of wine,
His life-blood shed to set us free
Deeply we drink from draught of pain,
His blood was shed for you and me.

Our sweet communion, Three in One,
By mercy, through his grace, we meet
To share in this memorial feast,
Then praise and worship at His feet.

Words Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh, used with permission.

Recording

The music used in this recording belongs in the Public Domain, but the Performance rights ℗ belong to Richard M S Irwin. You may click the Download Button to obtain the MP3 recording for use in Worship (including online services) or for personal use only. For other uses of the recording, please Contact Us. If you use our hymns, please consider a donation to help keep this service free.

Click Here to Download

Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed

Buy a PDF SATB Score

Price: £ 1.99
The score you are purchasing is in copyright. The copyright holders herein give you permission to make sufficient copies of the music for your personal use, for your choir or congregation. You do not have persmission to copy the score for general distribution, but would ask that if other churches, choirs or related organisations want to use the music they buy their own download.

Details

  • Tune: Old Hundredth
  • Meter: LM
  • Usage: Communion, Eucharist
  • Style: Reformation German
  • Composer: Louis Bourgeois (c.1510 – 1559) a tune from Hymnal: Genevan Psalter, (1551) created under the supervision of Publisher: John Calvin
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh, used with permission.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900042

Streaming Services

To listen using streaming services such as SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music etc. Click Here.