Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (Veni, Creator Spiritus) – Organ

Lyrics

English Translation

Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
and lighten with celestial fire.
Thou the anointing Spirit art,
who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart.

Thy blessed unction from above
is comfort, life, and fire of love.
Enable with perpetual light
the dullness of our blinded sight.

Anoint and cheer our soiled face
with the abundance of thy grace.
Keep far from foes, give peace at home:
where thou art guide, no ill can come.

Teach us to know the Father, Son,
and thee, of both, to be but One,
that through the ages all along,
this may be our endless song:

Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen

Latin Original

Veni, creator Spiritus
mentes tuorum visita,
imple superna gratia,
quae tu creasti pectora.

Qui diceris Paraclitus,
altissimi donum Dei,
fons vivus, ignis, caritas
et spiritalis unctio.

Tu septiformis munere,
digitus paternae dexterae
tu rite promissum Patris
sermone ditans guttura.

Accende lumen sensibus,
infunde amorem cordibus,
infirma nostri corporis,
virtute firmans perpeti.

Hostem repellas longius
pacemque dones protinus;
ductore sic te praevio
vitemus omne noxium.

Per te sciamus da Patrem
noscamus atque Filium,
te utriusque Spiritum
credamus omni tempore.

Deo Patri sit gloria,
et Filio qui a mortuis
Surrexit, ac Paraclito,
in saeculorum saecula.
Amen.

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  • Tune: Veni, Creator Spiritus
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Plainchant, Early Christian
  • Church Year: Baptism of Christ, Pentecost, All Souls
  • Composer: Unknown Melody from Hymnal: Proper Sarum
  • Lyricist: Rabanus Maurus Magnentius (c. 780 – 856)
  • Translator: John Cosin (1594 – 1672)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
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  • ISRC: UKTU21900047
  • UPC: 5060707370443

Just as I am, without one plea (Saffron Walden) – Piano and Woodwind

Hymn -- Just as I am, without one plea -- Lyrics

Just as I am, without one plea,
but that thy blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidst me come to thee,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
with many a conflict, many a doubt,
fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
sight, riches, healing of the mind,
yea, all I need in thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, thou wilt receive,
wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
because thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, thy love unknown
hath broken every barrier down;
now, to be thine, yea thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, of that free love
the breadth, length, depth and height to prove,
here for a season, then above,
O Lamb of God, I come.

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Standard setting in F
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Tune: Saffron Walden
Meter: 88 86
Style: Early 20th Century
Composer: Arthur Henry Brown (1830 -- 1926)
Lyricist: Charlotte Elliott (1789 -- 1871)
Church Year: Lent
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Low In The Grave He Lay (Christ Arose) – Organ

Lyrics

Suggested uses: Easter

Low in the grave He lay—
Jesus my Saviour!
Waiting the coming day—
Jesus my Lord!
Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Vainly they watch His bed—
Jesus, my Saviour!
Vainly they seal the dead—
Jesus my Lord!
Up from the grave He arose. . .

Death cannot keep his prey—
Jesus, my Saviour!
He tore the bars away—
Jesus my Lord!
Up from the grave He arose. . .

Lyrics by Robert Lowry (1826 – 1899). Public Dominica

Recording

  • Tune: Christ Alone composed by Robert Lowry (1826 – 1899). Public Domain.
  • Meter: 65 64 and Refrain
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.  ISRC UKTU21900127

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The Lord’s my shepherd (Crimond)

Hymn – The Lord’s my shepherd – Lyrics

Based on Psalm 23

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.

My table Thou hast furnishèd
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.

Recordings

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Details

    • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
    • Tune: Crimond
    • Meter: CM
    • Style: Victorian Hymn
    • Composer: Jessie Seymour Irvine (1836 – 1887)
    • Lyricist: The Scottish Psalter (1650) based upon Psalm 23
    • Church Year: General, Funerals, Weddings
    • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
    • Performances ℗ 2018/2019 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955). All rights reserved
    • UKTU21900052
    • UPC: 5060707370498

And did those feet in ancient times (Jerusalem – 2 Verses) – for Orchestra

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Lyrics

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen!
And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold:
Bring me my Chariot of fire!
I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England’s green and pleasant Land.

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  • Tune: Jerusalem
  • Meter: DLM
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday, Church Year: Weddings
  • Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 – 1918)
  • Lyricist: William Blake (1757 – 1827)
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  • ISRC: UKTU21900035
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Now thank we all our God (Nun Danket)

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.

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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Nun Danket
  • Meter: 67 67 66 66
  • Style: German Reformation
  • Composer: Johann Crüger (1598 -- 1662)
  • Harmony: Harmony: William Henry Monk (1823-1889)
  • Lyricist: Martin Rinkart (1586 -- 1694)
  • Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1827 -- 1878)
  • Church Year: General, Weddings
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2014 (video) and 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Guide me, O thou great redeemer (Cwm Rhondda)

Hymn- Guide me, O thou great redeemer -- Lyrics

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.

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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Cwm Rhondda
  • Meter: 87 87 47
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Composer: John Hughes (1873 -- 1932)
  • Lyricist: William Williams (1717 -- 1791)
  • Translator: Peter Williams (1727 -- 1796)
  • Church Year: General / Church Year: Weddings
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Blessed Assurance ( 3 verses) – Organ

Hymn – Blessed Assurance – Lyrics

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of his Spirit, washed in His blood.Refrain:
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. Refrain

Perfect submission, all is at rest;
I in my Saviour am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love. Refrain

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  • Tune: Blessed Assurance
  • Meter: 9 10.9 9 with Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Pheobe Palmer Knapp (1839 – 1908)
  • Lyricist: Fanny Jane Crosby (1820-1915)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Alleluia, Sing To Jesus (Hyfrydol) – Organ and Trumpet Descant

Lyrics – 4 verses

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus;
His the scepter, His the throne;
Alleluia! His the triumph,
His the victory alone.
Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion
Thunder like a mighty flood:
“Jesus out of every nation
Hath redeemed us by His blood.”

Alleluia! Not as orphans
Are we left in sorrow now;
Alleluia! He is near us:
Faith believes, nor questions how.
Though the cloud from sight received Him
When the forty days were o’er,
Shall our hearts forget His promise:
“I am with you evermore”?

Alleluia! Bread of angels,
Here on earth our food, our stay;
Alleluia! Here the sinful
Flee to Thee from day to day.
Intercessor, Friend of sinners,
Earth’s Redeemer, plead for me,
Where the songs of all the sinless
Sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia! King eternal,
Thee the Lord of lords we own;
Alleluia! Born of Mary,
Earth Thy footstool, heaven Thy throne.
Thou within the veil hast entered,
Robed in flesh, our great High Priest,
Thou on earth both priest and victim
In the Eucharistic Feast.

Lyrics by William Chatterton Dix (1837 – 1898). Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Hyfrydol
  • Composer: Rowland Huw Pritchard (1811 – 1887) arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958) with descant by Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955). Arrangement copyright © Oxford University Press (used with permission), descant © 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.  IRSC UKTU21900118

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All hail the power of Jesus’ name (Miles Lane – 6 Verses) – for Organ

Lyrics – 6 verses

Suggested uses include General, Christ the King, Palm Sunday, Easter

All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
Crown Him Lord of all.

Crown him, you martyrs of our God,
Who from his altar call;
Praise Him whose way of pain ye trod,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
Crown Him Lord of all.

Ye prophets who our freedom won,
Ye searchers, great and small,
By whom the work of truth is done,
Now crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
Crown Him Lord of all.

Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
the wormwood and the gall,
go spread your trophies at His feet,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
Crown Him Lord of all.

Ye seed of Israel’s chosen race,
Ye ransomed of the fall;
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
Crown Him Lord of all.

Let every tribe and every tongue
To him their hearts enthral;
Lift high the universal song,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
Crown Him Lord of all.

Lyrics by Edward Perronet (1726 – 1792). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Miles Lane – Public Domain.
  • Composer: William Shrubsole (1760 – 1806)
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. IRSC: UKTU21900136

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