For Every Blade Of Bright Green Grass (Green Grass – 5 Verses) – Piano Ensemble

For Every Blade Of Bright Green Grass Lyrics

For every blade of bright green grass,
For every petal of each flower,
For every leaf on every tree,
We thank you Lord God, Almighty.

For each raindrop, each wet shower,
That falls on dusty, parchèd earth,
And nourishes the fertile loam,
And sprouts up shoots with growing power.

For every seed of every plant,
That multiplies its sacred kind,
For sweetest fruit of yielding tree,
We thank you Lord God, Almighty.

For every species of each herb,
That seasons up our fractured whole,
And soothes and calms like Gilead’s balm,
And heals the mind, body and soul.

For Nature’s generosity
Sustaining all createdkind,
Your gift of Omni love divine,
We thank you Lord God, Almighty.

Meter: LM. Lyrics by Verna Penn Moll, Copyright © 2020. CCLI 7165644.

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  • Tune: Green Grass, composed by Richard M S Irwin (b.1955) Copyright © 2020. Used with permission. CCLI: 7165644.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. ISRC UKTU21900241. All Rights Reserved.

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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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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.

A Love Song Soothes My Soul So (Suzi, Piano Ensemble, 3 Verses)

The Gardener’s Hymn
Dedicated to my sister Suzi Irwin, a dedicated garden designer, gardener and artist.

A Love Song Soothes My Soul So Lyrics

1. A love song soothes my soul so:
When spring flow’rs start to grow,
And bees court, like striped bride-grooms,
To fragrant lilac, rose perfumed;
This love song so bright
It wings my soul to heaven,
I hear the voice of God’s creation,
And work His holy garden.

2.His beauty seen in petals,
His Spirit, with birds nestles,
Hymns sung by nature’s choir-boys,
He gifts us both with grace and joy!
This love song so bright
It wings my soul to heaven,
I hear the voice of God’s creation,
And work His holy garden.

3.A gift then is a garden,
Ev’n-as winter hardens,
The cycle of life and death
Reflects that we shall resurrect!
This love song so bright
It wings my soul to heaven,
I hear the voice of God’s creation,
And work His holy garden.

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Description

When spring comes around I am always amazed by the emergence of new life in the garden. Spring in particular is a time when the beauty of the Earth is at its best. Not only do the flowering bulbs, like daffodils and tulips appear to delight us, but each tree becomes leafed in a different green.  Bees court flowers to make honey and the songbirds become nature’s choristers.  I find the garden so inspiring and a reflection of life in general with its cycle of birth, harvest, death and rebirth. Hence, “A Love Song Soothes My Soul” is a reflection of the wonder of God’s creation.

I dedicated the hymn to my sister, Suzi (see suzi-irwin.co.uk) who changed career to become a garden designer, and so the song has become known as The Gardener’s Hymn. I hope it inspires gardeners everywhere.

For The Beauty Of The Earth (Dix, Organ, 4 Verses)

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

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For The Beauty Of The Earth (Heathlands, Organ, 4 Verses)

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.

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Original Key in D Major

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Now Thank We All Our God (Nun Danket, Organ, 3 Verses)

Now Thank We All Our God Lyrics

Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices;
Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and blessèd peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace, and guide us when perplexed;
And free us from all ills, in this world and the next!

All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given;
The Son and Him Who reigns with Them in highest Heaven;
The one eternal God, whom earth and Heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.

Meter: 67 67 66 66. Lyricist: Martin Rinkart (1586 – 1694), translated by Catherine Winkworth (1827 – 1878). Public Domain.

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Now Thank We All Our God – Original Key F Major

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Jesus Name Above All Names

Jesus Name Above All Names Lyrics

Lyricist: Naida Hearn (1944 –  2001). Lyrics Copyright © 1974 Scripture in Song/Maranatha!Music.

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

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Hail To The Lord’s Anointed (Crüger, Organ, 5 Verses)

Hail To The Lord’s Anointed Lyrics

This recording of Hail To The Lord’s Anointed has been made to accompany singers in Church Services.

1. Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
Great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
To set the captive free;
To take away transgression,
And rule in equity.

2. He comes with succour speedy
To those who suffer wrong;
To help the poor and needy,
And bid the weak be strong;
To give them songs for sighing,
Their darkness turn to light,
Whose souls, condemned and dying,
Are precious in his sight.

3. He shall come down like showers
Upon the fruitful earth;
Love, joy, and hope, like flowers,
Spring in his path to birth.
Before him on the mountains,
Shall peace, the herald, go,
And righteousness, in fountains,
From hill to valley flow.

4. Kings shall fall down before Him,
And gold and incense bring;
All nations shall adore Him,
His praise all people sing;
For He shall have dominion
O’er river, sea and shore,
Far as the eagle’s pinion
Or dove’s light wing can soar.

5. O’er every foe victorious,
He on His throne shall rest;
From age to age more glorious,
All blessing and all blest.
The tide of time shall never
His covenant remove;
His Name shall stand forever,
His Name to us is Love.

Meter: 76 76 D. Lyricist: James Montgomery (1771 – 1854) based on Psalm 72. Public Domain.

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All Things Bright And Beautiful (Royal Oak, Organ, 5 verses)

All Things Bright And Beautiful Lyrics

Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colours,
and made their tiny wings.
(Refrain)

The purple-headed mountains,
the river running by,
the sunset and the morning
that brightens up the sky.
(Refrain)

The cold wind in the winter,
the pleasant summer sun,
the ripe fruits in the garden:
God made them every one.
(Refrain)

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows for our play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather ev’ry day.
(Refrain)

God gave us eyes to see them,
and lips that we might tell
how great is God Almighty,
who has made all things well.
(Refrain)

Meter: 76 76 and Refrain. Lyrics by Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander (1818 – 1895). Public Domain.

All Things Bright And Beautiful : Royal Oak ~ Recording

  • Tune: Royal Oak, a Traditional English Folk melody by an anonymous composer arranged by Richard M S Irwin © Copyright 2020
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900213

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All Things Bright And Beautiful (All Things Bright, Organ,5 Verses)

All Things Bright And Beautiful Lyrics

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

1. Each little flower that opens,
each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colours,
and made their tiny wings. Refrain

2. The purple-headed mountains,
the river running by,
the sunset and the morning
that brightens up the sky. Refrain

3. The cold wind in the winter,
the pleasant summer sun,
the ripe fruits in the garden:
God made them every one. Refrain

4. The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows for our play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather ev’ry day. Refrain

5. God gave us eyes to see them,
and lips that we might tell
how great is God Almighty,
who has made all things well. Refrain

Meter: 76 76 and Refrain. Lyrics by Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander (1818 – 1895). Public Domain

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Standard Key – C Major

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