O Holy Ghost Thy Peoples Bless (St Timothy – 6 Verses) – Organ

O Holy Ghost Thy Peoples Bless Lyrics

1. O Holy Ghost, thy people bless
Who long to feel thy might,
And fain would grow in holiness
As children of the light.

2. To thee we bring, who art the Lord,
Ourselves to be thy throne;
Let ev’ry thought and deed and word
Thy pure dominion own.

3. Life-giving Spirit, o’er us move,
As on the formless deep;
Give life and order, light and love,
where now is death or sleep.

4. Great gift of our ascended King,
His saving truth reveal;
Our tongues inspire His praise to sing,
Our hearts his love to feel.

5. True wind of heav’n, from south or north,
For joy or chast’ning, blow;
The garden-spices shall spring forth
If thou wilt bid them flow.

6. O Holy Ghost, of sev’nfold might,
All graces come from thee;
Grant us to know and serve aright
One God in Persons Three.

Meter: CM. Lyrics by Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1887), Public Domain.

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  • Tune: St Timothy by Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1887). Public Domain.
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Hark The Glad Sound! (Bristol – 4 Verses) – Organ

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Hark, the glad sound! The Saviour comes,
The Saviour promised long!
Let ev’ry heart prepare a throne,
And ev’ry voice a song.

He comes the pris’ners to release,
In Satan’s bondage held;
The gates of brass before Him burst,
The iron fetters yield.

He comes the broken heart to bind,
The bleeding soul to cure,
And with the treasures of His grace
T’enrich the humbled poor.

Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
And heav’n’s eternal arches ring
With Thy beloved Name.

Meter: CM. Lyricist: Philip Doddridge (1702 – 1751). Public Domain.

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Lectionary

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.

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  • Tune: Nimrod, composed by Sir Edward William Elgar (1857 – 1934) and arranged for Organ and Choir by © 2020 Richard M S Irwin (b.1955). Melody Public Domain.
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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.

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

God Is Our Strength From Days Of Old Lyrics

Meter: 87 87 66 66 7. Lyrics by Michael Forster (b. 1946). Copyright 1996 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.

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Lectionary

God Who Made The Earth (Sommerlied – 4 Verses) – Organ

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1 God who made the earth,
the air, the sky, the sea,
who gave the light its birth,
careth for me.

2 God who made the grass,
the flow’r, the fruit, the tree,
the day and night to pass,
careth for me.

3 God who made the sun,
The moon, the stars, is he
who, when life’s clouds come on,
careth for me.

4 God who sent his Son
to die on Calvary,
he if I lean on him,
will care for me.

Meter: 56 54. Lyrics by Sarah Betts Rhodes (1824-1904). Public Domain.

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O Breath Of Life (Spiritus Vitae – 4 Verses) – Organ

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O Breath of life, come sweeping through us,
revive your church with life and pow’r;
O Breath of Life, come, cleanse, renew us,
and fit your church to meet this hour.

O Wind of God, come bend us, break us,
till humbly we confess our need;
then in your tenderness remake us,
revive, restore, for this we plead.

O Breath of love, come breathe within us,
renewing thought and will and heart;
come, Love of Christ, afresh to win us,
revive your church in ev’ry part.

Revive us, Lord! Is zeal abating
while harvest fields are vast and white?
Revive us, Lord, the world is waiting,
equip your church to spread the light.

Meter: 98 98. Lyrics: Bessie Porter Head (1850 – 1936). Public Domain

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O Love How Deep (Eisenach, Organ, 6 Verses)

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O love, how deep, how broad, how high!
How passing thought and fantasy,
That God, the Son of God, should take
Our mortal form for mortals’ sake!

He sent no angel to our race
Of higher power or lower place,
But wore the robe of human frame
Himself, and this lost world came.

For us baptized, for us he bore
His holy fast and hunger sore;
For us temptations sharp he knew,
For us the tempter overthrew.

For us to wicked men betrayed,
Scourged, mocked, in crown of thorns arrayed;
For us he bore the cross’s death,
For us at length gave up his breath.

For us he rose from death again,
For us he went on high to reign;
For us he sent his Spirit here
To guide, to strengthen, and to cheer.

All honor, laud, and glory be,
O Jesus, virgin-born, to thee;
whom with the Father we adore,
and Holy Ghost, forevermore.

Meter: LM. Lyrics: Benjamin Webb (1819 – 1885) from Thomas à Kempis (c. 1379 – 1471), Public Domain

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Lectionary

Blest Creator Of The Light (Vienna, Organ, 5 Verses)

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1. Blest Creator of the light,
making day with radiance bright,
thou didst o’er the forming earth
give the golden light its birth.

2. Thou didst mark the night from day
with the dawn’s first piercing ray:
darkness now is drying nigh;
listen to our humble cry.

3. May we ne’er by guilt depressed
lose the way to endless rest;
nor with idle thoughts and vain
bind our souls to earth again.

4. Rather may we heav’nward rise
where eternal treasure lies;
purified by grace within,
hating ev’ry deed of sin.

5. Holy Father, hear our cry
through thy Son our Lord most high,
who our thankful hearts adore
with the Spirit evermore.

Meter: 77 77. Lyrics from the office hymn traditionally sung at Sunday Vespers between Epiphany and Lent and following year-a-pentecost, translated by John Chandler (1806 – 1876) – Hymns Without Words. Public Domain.

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Hark The Glad Sound! (Crediton – 4/5 Verses) – Organ

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Hark, the glad sound! The Saviour comes,
the Saviour promised long!
Let ev’ry heart prepare a throne,
and ev’ry voice a song.

He comes the pris’ners to release,
in Satan’s bondage held;
the gates of brass before Him burst,
the iron fetters yield.

He comes to free the captive mind, *
where evil thoughts control,
and for the darkness of the blind
gives light that makes them whole.

He comes the broken heart to bind,
the bleeding soul to cure,
and with the treasures of His grace
t’enrich the humbled poor.

Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
and heav’n’s eternal arches ring
with Thy beloved Name.

* Many sources omit this verse. Request 5 verse recording to include it.

Meter: CM. Lyricist: Philip Doddridge (1702 – 1751). Public Domain.

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Lectionary

 

Spirit Of God (Skye Boat Song, Small Orchestra, 3 Verses)

Spirit Of God Lyrics

Spirit of God, unseen as the wind,
Gentle as is the dove;
Touch us with love and teach us to sing
Joy to you Lord above.

Your voice the sound, heard in the wind,
O’er fields and hills you sing;
Now I can hear the joy, my Lord,
the peace your song will bring.
Refrain

Love in our hearts, praise in our prayers,
We follow on your way;
Lord of the sky, Lord of the Earth,
Answer us when we pray.
Refrain

Meter: 96 96 and Refrain. Lyrics Copyright © Richard M S Irwin 2008. CCLI: 7152839

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  • Album: Wedding Songs
  • Tune: Skye Boat Song, a traditional Scottish melody arranged by Richard M S Irwin. Music Public Domain. Arrangement © 2020 Richard M S Irwin
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Lectionary

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