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.

Nimrod Download

  • 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.
  • Performances ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. ISRC UKTU21900204. All Rights Reserved.

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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.

Lead Us Heavenly Father, Lead Us (Mannheim, Organ, 3 Verses)

Lead Us Heavenly Father, Lead Us Lyrics

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
O’er this world’s tempestuous sea
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us
For we have no help but thee;
Yet possessing every blessing
If our God our Father be.

Saviour, breath forgiveness o’er us:
All our weaknesses thou dost know;
Though didst tread this earth before us,
Thou did feel its keenest woe;
Lone and dreary, faint and weary,
Through the desert thou didst go.

Spirit of our God, descending,
Fill our hearts with heavenly joy,
Love with every passion blending,
Pleasure that can never cloy:
Thus provided, pardoned, guided,
Ever can our peace destroy.

Meter: 87 87 87. Lyricist: James Edmeston (1791 – 1867). Public Domain.

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Lectionary And Other Uses

Lord Of All Hopefulness (Slane – 4 Verses) – Orchestra

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Lord Of All Hopefulness Lyrics

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

Meter: 10 11 11 12. Lyricist: Jan Struther (1901 – 1953). Lyrics Copyright © Oxford University Press.

Slane ~ Orchestral Recording

  • Tune: Slane, a traditional Irish melody, composer  unknown. Public Domain.
  • Orchestral arrangement  Copyright ©  2009 Richard M S Irwin
  • Performance ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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Lead Us Heavenly Father Lead Us (Mannheim, Piano, 3 Verses)

Lead Us Heavenly Father Lead Us Lyrics

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
O’er this world’s tempestuous sea
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us
For we have no help but thee;
Yet possessing every blessing
If our God our Father be.

Saviour, breath forgiveness o’er us:
All our weaknesses thou dost know;
Though didst tread this earth before us,
Thou did feel its keenest woe;
Lone and dreary, faint and weary,
Through the desert thou didst go.

Spirit of our God, descending,
Fill our hearts with heavenly joy,
Love with every passion blending,
Pleasure that can never cloy:
Thus provided, pardoned, guided,
Ever can our peace destroy.

Meter: 87 87 87. Lyricist: James Edmeston (1791 – 1867). Public Domain.

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Lectionary And Other Uses

O God Our Help In Ages Past (Saint Anne – 6 Verses) – Orchestra

O God Our Help In Ages Past Lyrics

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O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home.

Under the shadow of thy throne,
still may we dwell secure;
sufficient is thine arm alone,
and our defence is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received her frame,
from everlasting, thou art God,
to endless years the same.

A thousand ages, in thy sight,
are like an evening gone;
short as the watch that ends the night,
before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever rolling stream,
bears all who breathe away;
they fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the opening day.

O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come;
be thou our guide while life shall last,
and our eternal home.

Meter: CM. Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748). Public Domain.

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O God Our Help In Ages Past (Saint Anne – 6 Verses) – Organ and Descant

O God Our Help In Ages Past Lyrics

This recording of O God Our Help In Ages Past  has been made to accompany singers in Church Services.

O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home.

Under the shadow of thy throne,
still may we dwell secure;
sufficient is thine arm alone,
and our defence is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received her frame,
from everlasting, thou art God,
to endless years the same.

A thousand ages, in thy sight,
are like an evening gone;
short as the watch that ends the night,
before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever rolling stream,
bears all who breathe away;
they fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the opening day.

O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come;
be thou our guide while life shall last,
and our eternal home.

Meter: CM. Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748). Public Domain.

Recordings

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Lectionary

O valiant hearts (Valiant Hearts) – Brass Band

Hymn – O Valiant Hearts – Lyrics

O valiant hearts who to your glory came
Through dust of conflict and through battle flame;
Tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved,
Your memory hallowed in the land you loved.

Proudly you gathered, rank on rank, to war
As who had heard God’s message from afar;
All you had hoped for, all you had, you gave,
To save mankind—yourselves you scorned to save.

Splendid you passed, the great surrender made;
Into the light that nevermore shall fade;
Deep your contentment in that blest abode,
Who wait the last clear trumpet call of God.

Long years ago, as earth lay dark and still,
Rose a loud cry upon a lonely hill,
While in the frailty of our human clay,
Christ, our Redeemer, passed the self same way.

Still stands His Cross from that dread hour to this,
Like some bright star above the dark abyss;
Still, through the veil, the Victor’s pitying eyes
Look down to bless our lesser Calvaries.

These were His servants, in His steps they trod,
Following through death the martyred Son of God:
Victor, He rose; victorious too shall rise
They who have drunk His cup of sacrifice.

O risen Lord, O Shepherd of our dead,
Whose cross has bought them and Whose staff has led,
In glorious hope their proud and sorrowing land
Commits her children to Thy gracious hand.

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  • Tune: Valiant Hearts
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Usage: Remembrance Sunday
  • Composer: Rev. C. Harris (Unknown)
  • Lyricist: John Stanhope Arkwright (1872-1954)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

This Is Wales Land Of Our Fathers (The Miner’s Song – 2 Verses) – Voice and Orchestra, Male Voice Choir

This Is Wales Land Of Our Fathers Lyrics

The drum of boots upon the cobbles,
Sound of sons and fathers returning home.
The cold winds blow across the valley;
Down from the mountains capped with snow.
Love lies sighing in the valley,
And my heart is waiting
Where the cold winds blow.
And this is Wales,
Land of our fathers;
This is Wales, a land with soul:
A land of glory,
Of light and darkness,
Where light is song,
And darkness is coal.

The pulse you hear along the valleys,
Sound of sons and fathers coming home;
boots that echo loud tramp firm on cobbles,
The sound of men both young and old.
Their boots are beating upon the cobbles,
Our sons and fathers returning home.
And this is Wales,
Land of our fathers;
This is Wales, a land with soul:
A land of glory,
Of light and darkness,
Where dark is coal
And light is song!

Lyrics Copyright © 2015 Colin Gordon-Farleigh.

The Miner’s Song ~ Recording

  • Tune: The Miner’s Song, Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin.
  • Performance  ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin and Gary Cordice. All rights reserved.

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To dance with Angels

Poem – To dance with Angels

Heroes all who lead and follow
Into worlds where death does tread
Climbing high or crouched in hollow
Primed with orders clearly said

Senses ready, droplets on chin
Enemy sighted, eyes fixed on prey
Harsh men walking, talking, thin
Stumbling into deadly fray

A whisper, a nod, bullet flies
Standing proud for better aim
Cracks of fire fill the sky
It has begun, this awful game

Quiet moment, silence so loud
Panting, blood rushing so fast
Staring intently at lying crowd
Dead or not, check to the last

Sudden thoughts of friends not foe
The call goes out ‘is everyone there’?
Stop and hope, does anyone know?
Where are those men whose lives I share?

Words of fear, medic called
Who is down, what damage done?
Two lie still by others walled
My life, my world, my brothers gone

Letters written with no reprieve
The end is real, last breath taken
Cries of pain as families seethe
Why was ours the one forsaken?

Friends fallen, men of honour
Worshipped by those left free
Carried high, their finest hour
Sense, the families cannot see

With all vigour and courage they went
Ready to battle at moment’s glance
Returned, carried, all life spent
With smiling angels, now to dance

Forgetting them will never be an option
Our lives entwined by brutal deed
Matters not, real or political concoction
Know they gave life, so we may be free

Words Copyright © 2016 Courtenay Merchant – Used with Permission

Recording

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Details

  • Usage: Remembrance Sunday
  • Composer: Richard M S Irwin from Meditations on the Angels – The Seven Chakra
  • Words Copyright © 2016 Courtenay Merchant.
  • Music Copyright © 2014 Richard M S Irwin
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Courtenay Merchant and Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

I vow to thee my country (Thaxted) – Orchestra

Lyric

I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

And there’s another country, I’ve heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.

Recording – for Orchestra

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  • A recording of this hymn is available on Richard Irwin’s album Wedding Songs – Vol 1 on which is available from AmazonGoogle MusiciTunes and Spotify.
  • Tune: Thaxted
  • Meter: 13 13 13 13 13 13
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: Gustav Theodore Holst (1874 – 1934) from Jupiter in his Planets’ Suite
  • Lyricist: Cecil Spring-Rice (1859 – 1918)
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday, Weddings, Funerals
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.