We sing a love that sets all people free (Woodlands) – Organ

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  • Tune: Woodlands
  • Style: 20th Century
  • Composer: June Tillman (b. 1943)
  • Lyricist: William Henry Ralph Reader (1903 – 1982)
  • Church Year: General, Communion
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 1993 Stainer & Bell Ltd. (Admin. Hope Publishing Co.)
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Now as I start upon my chosen way – The Scout Hymn (Woodlands) – Organ

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  • Tune: Woodlands
  • Style: 20th Century
  • Composer: Walter Greatorex (1877 – 1949)
  • Lyricist: William Henry Ralph Reader (1903 – 1982)
  • Church Year: General, Communion
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright William Henry Ralph Reader
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Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise (Ellers) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Saviour, again to your dear name we raise
with one accord our parting hymn of praise.
We give you thanks before our worship cease,
and now departing, wait your word of peace.

2. Grant us your peace upon our homeward way;
with you began, with you shall end the day.
Guard now the lips from sin, the hearts from shame,
that in this house have called upon your name.

3. Grant us your peace, Lord, through the coming night;
turn all our darkness to your perfect light.
Then, while we sleep, our hope and strength renew,
for dark and light are both alike to you.

4. Grant us your peace throughout our earthly life
comfort in sorrow, courage in the strife.
Then when your voice shall make our conflict cease,
call us, O Lord, to your eternal peace.

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Details

  • Tune: Ellers
  • Verses: 4
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10
  • Church Year: General, Evensong
  • Composer: Edward John Hopkins (1818 – 1901)
  • Lyricist: John Ellerton (1826 – 1893)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Abide with me (Eventide) – Brass Band

See also ‘Abide with me’ for Organ

Lyrics

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide;
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see—
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour;
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

Recordings

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  • Tune: Eventide
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847)
  • Church Year: Evensong | Church Year: Funerals
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

O valiant hearts (Valiant Hearts)

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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Details

  • 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.

O what their joy and their glory must be (O Quanta Qualia)

Hymn – O what their joy and their glory must be – Lyrics

Oh, what the joy and the glory must be,
Those endless Sabbaths the blessèd ones see!
Crown for the valiant, to weary ones rest;
God shall be all, and in all ever blest.

What are the Monarch, His court, and His throne?
What are the peace and the joy that they own?
Oh, that the blest ones, who in it have share,
All that they feel could as fully declare!

Truly Jerusalem name we that shore,
Vision of peace, that brings joy evermore;
Wish and fulfillment can severed be ne’er,
Nor the thing prayed for come short of the prayer.

There, where no troubles distraction can bring,
We the sweet anthems of Sion shall sing;
While for thy grace, Lord, their voices of praise
Thy blessèd people eternally raise.

There dawns no Sabbath, no Sabbath is o’er,
Those Sabbath-keepers have one evermore;
One and unending is that triumph-song
Which to the angels and us shall belong.

Now, in the meanwhile, with hearts raised on high,
We for that country must yearn and must sigh;
Seeking Jerusalem, dear native land,
Through our long exile on Babylon’s strand.

Low before Him with our praises we fall,
Of Whom, and in Whom, and through Whom are all;
Of Whom, the Father; and in Whom, the Son;
Through Whom, the Spirit, with Them ever One.

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Details

  • Tune: O Quanta Qualia
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: François de La Feilée in ‘Méthode’ (1808)
  • Lyricist: Peter Abelard (1079 – 1142)
  • Translator: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Music Copyright & Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Lift up your hearts (Woodlands)

Hymn – Lift up your hearts – Lyrics

“Lift up your hearts!” We lift them, Lord, to Thee;
Here at Thy feet none other may we see;
“Lift up your hearts!” E’en so, with one accord,
We lift them up, we lift them to the Lord.

Above the swamps of subterfuge and shame,
The deeds, the thoughts, that honor may not name,
The halting tongue that dares not tell the whole,
O Lord of Truth, lift every Christian soul!

Lift every gift that Thou Thyself hast given;
Low lies the best till lifted up to heaven;
Low lie the bounding heart, the teeming brain,
Till, sent from God, they mount to God again.

Then, as the trumpet call, in after years,
“Lift up your hearts!” rings pealing in our ears,
Still shall those hearts respond, with full accord
“We lift them up, we lift them to the Lord!”

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Details

  • Tune: Woodlands
  • Style: 20th Century
  • Composer: Walter Greatorex (1877 – 1949)
  • Lyricist: Henry Montague Butler (1833 – 1919)
  • Church Year: General, Communion
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Glory to God (Woodlands) – Organ

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Details

  • Tune: Woodlands
  • Style: 20th Century
  • Composer: Walter Greatorex (1877 – 1949)
  • Lyricist: Frederick Edwin Le Grice (1911 – 1992)
  • Church Year: General, Communion
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Performances ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900019
  • UPC: 5060707370153

Among us and before us (Gatehouse)

Tune: Gatehouse
Meter: 10 10 10 10
Style: Popular
Church Year: General | Church Year: Pentecost
Composer: John L. Bell (b. 1949) and Composer: Graham Maule (b. 1958)
Lyricist: John L. Bell (b. 1949) and Lyricist: Graham Maule (b. 1958)
Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1989 WGRG

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Tell out, my soul (Woodlands) – Organ

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Details

  • Tune: Woodlands
  • Style: 20th Century
  • Composer: Walter Greatorex (1877 – 1949)
  • Lyricist:Timothy Dudley-Smith (b.1926)
  • Church Year: General, Communion
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © Timothy Dudley-Smith (b.1926)
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900018
  • UPC: 5060707370146