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

Standard setting in F

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Lower setting in E Flat
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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.

Recordings

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Details

  • 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)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All Rights Reserved
  • ISRC: UKTU21900035
  • UPC: 5060707370320

 

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.

Recordings

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Video

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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)

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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.

Recordings – Download Options

Original Key – G Major


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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.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2014 and 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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

Recording

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Details

  • 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
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved