God Is Our Strength From Days Of Old (Ein Feste Burg – 4 verses) – Organ

God Is Our Strength From Days Of Old ~ Lyrics

Meter: 87 87 66 667. Lyrics by Michael Forster (b. 1946). Copyright 1996 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.

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Ein Feste Burg ~ Recording

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O Thou Who Camest From Above (Hereford – 4 Verses) – Organ

O Thou Who Camest From Above ~ Lyrics

O thou who camest from above
The fire celestial to impart,
Kindle a flame of sacred love
On the mean altar of my heart!

There let it for thy glory burn
With inextinguishable blaze,
And trembling to its source return
In humble prayer and fervent praise.

Jesus, confirm my heart’s desire
To work, and speak, and think for thee;
Still let me guard the holy fire,
And still stir up the gift in me.

Ready for all thy perfect will,
My acts of faith and love repeat;
Till death thy endless mercies seal,
And make the sacrifice complete.

Meter: LM. Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788). Public Domain.

Hereford ~ Recording

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O For A Closer Walk With God (Stracathro – 4 Verses) – Folk Group

O For A Closer Walk With God – Lyrics

O for a closer walk with God,
A calm and heavenly frame,
A light to shine upon the road
That leads me to the Lamb!

What peaceful hours I once enjoyed!
How sweet their memory still!
But they have left an aching void
The world can never fill.

The dearest idol I have known,
Whate’er that idol be
Help me to tear it from Thy throne,
And worship only Thee.

So shall my walk be close with God,
Calm and serene my frame;
So purer light shall mark the road
That leads me to the Lamb.

Meter: CM. Lyricist: William Cowper (1731 – 1800). Public Domain

Stracathro ~ Recording

  • Tune: Stracathro, composed by Charles Hutchinson (1792 – 1860) and arranged by Richard M.S. Irwin. Melody Public Domain
  • Performance © 2012 Richard M.S. Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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Jesu The Very Thought Of Thee (Metzlers’ Redhead – 5 Verses) – Organ

Jesu The Very Thought Of Thee ~ Lyrics

See also Jesu, The Very Thought Of Thee (Saint Agnes (Dykes))

Jesu, the very thought of Thee
With sweetness fills the breast;
But sweeter far Thy Face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.

No voice can sing, no heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find,
A sweeter sound than Jesu’s Name,
The Saviour of mankind.

O hope of every contrite heart,
O joy of all the meek,
To those who ask how kind Thou art,
How good to those who seek!

But what to those who find? Ah! this
Nor tongue nor pen can show;
The love of Jesus, what it is
None but His loved ones know.

Jesu, our only joy be Thou,
As Thou our prize wilt be:
In Thee be all our glory now,
And through eternity.

Meter: CM. Original lyrics by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 – 1153), translated by Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878). Public Domain.

Metzlers’ Redhead ~ Recording

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Jesu The Very Thought Of Thee (St Agnes (Dykes) – 5 Verses) – Organ

Jesu The Very Thought Of Thee  ~ Lyrics

See also Jesu The Very Thought Of Thee (Metzler’s Redhead)

Jesu, the very thought of Thee
With sweetness fills the breast;
But sweeter far Thy Face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.

No voice can sing, no heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find,
A sweeter sound than Jesu’s Name,
The Saviour of mankind.

O hope of every contrite heart,
O joy of all the meek,
To those who ask how kind Thou art,
How good to those who seek!

But what to those who find? Ah! this
Nor tongue nor pen can show;
The love of Jesus, what it is
None but His loved ones know.

Jesu, our only joy be Thou,
As Thou our prize wilt be:
In Thee be all our glory now,
And through eternity

Meter: CM. Lyrics from Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 – 1153), translated by Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878). Public Domain.

St Agnes (Dykes) ~ Recording

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Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty (Nicea – 4 Verses) – Organ and Trumpet

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty ~ Lyrics

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye made blind by sin thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in pow’r, in love and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessèd Trinity.

Meter: 11 12 12 10. Lyrics by Reginald Heber (1783 – 1826). Public Domain.

Nicea ~ Recordings

Original Key – D Major

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Rock Of Ages (Toplady – 4 verses) – Organ

Rock Of Ages ~ Lyrics

Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Save from wrath and make me pure.

Not the labour of my hands
Can fulfil Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to the cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death, [originally When my eye-strings break in death]
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgement throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

Meter: 77 77 77. Lyricist: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740 – 1778).Public Domain.

Toplady – Recording

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Rock Of Ages (Petra, Redhead No. 76 – 4 verses) – Organ

Rock Of Ages ~ Lyrics

Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Save from wrath and make me pure.

Not the labour of my hands
Can fulfil Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to the cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death, [originally When my eye-strings break in death]
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgement throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

Meter: 77 77 77. Lyricist: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740 – 1778). Public Domain.

Petra, Redhead No. 76 – Recording

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Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda – 3 Verses) – Organ

Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer ~ Lyrics

Also known as Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah, or Arglwydd, Awain Twy’r Aialwch in the original Welsh.

Guide me, O thou great redeemer,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty,
Hold me with thy powerful hand;
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven
Feed me till I want no more;
Feed me till I want no more.

Open now the crystal fountain
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer;
Be thou still my strength and shield;
Be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell’s destruction
Land me safe on Canaan’s side:
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee;
I will ever give to thee.

Meter: 87 87 47. Original lyricist William Williams (1717 – 1791), translated by Peter Williams (1727 – 1796). Public Domain.

Cwm Rhondda ~ Recordings

Original Key – G Major


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The Welsh Original

Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer was originally a Welsh hymn, the first line translates as Lord, Leading Through The Desert

Arglwydd, arwain trwy’r anialwch,
Fi, bererin gwael ei wedd,
Nad oes ynof nerth na bywyd
Fel yn gorwedd yn y bedd:
Hollalluog, Hollalluog,
Ydyw’r Un a’m cwyd i’r lan.
Ydyw’r Un a’m cwyd i’r lan
Agor y ffynhonnau melus
‘N tarddu i maes o’r Graig y sydd;
Colofn dân rho’r nos i’m harwain,
A rho golofn niwl y dydd;
Rho i mi fanna, Rho i mi fanna,
Fel na bwyf yn llwfwrhau.
Fel na bwyf yn llwfwrhau.
Pan yn troedio glan Iorddonen,
Par i’m hofnau suddo i gyd;
Dwg fi drwy y tonnau geirwon
Draw i Ganaan — gartref clyd:
Mawl diderfyn. Mawl diderfyn
Fydd i’th enw byth am hyn.
Fydd i’th enw byth am hyn.

All My Hope On God Is Founded (Michael – 4 Verses) – Organ

All My Hope On God Is Founded ~ Lyrics

All my hope on God is founded;
He doth still my trust renew,
Me through change and chance He guideth,
Only good and only true.
God unknown, He alone
Calls my heart to be His own.

Human pride and earthly glory,
Sword and crown betray His trust;
What with care and toil He buildeth,
Tower and temple fall to dust.
But God’s power, hour by hour,
Is my temple and my tower.

God’s great goodness aye endureth,
Deep His wisdom, passing thought:
Splendour, light and life attend him,
Beauty springeth out of naught.
Evermore, from His store,
Newborn worlds rise and adore.

Still from man to God eternal
Sacrifice of praise be done,
High above all praises praising
For the gift of Christ, His Son.
Christ doth call one and all:
Ye who follow shall not fall.

Meter: 87 87 33 7. Lyrics: Joachim Neander (1650 – 1680) in German translated by Robert Bridges (1844 – 1930). Public Domain

Michael ~ Recording

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