Thou, whose almighty word (Moscow) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 4 verses

Thou, whose almighty word
Chaos and darkness heard,
And took their flight;
Hear us, we humbly pray,
And where the Gospel day
Sheds not its glorious ray,
Let there be light!

Thou, who didst come to bring
On Thy redeeming wing,
Healing and sight,
Health to the sick in mind,
Sight to the inly blind,
Oh, now to all mankind
Let there be light!

Spirit of Truth and Love,
Lifegiving, holy Dove,
Speed forth Thy flight;
Move on the water’s face,
Bearing the lamp of grace,
And in earth’s darkest place
Let there be light!

Holy and blessèd Three,
Glorious Trinity,
Wisdom, Love, Might!
Boundless as ocean’s tide
Rolling in fullest pride,
Through the earth far and wide
Let there be light!

Lyrics by John Marriott (1780 – 1825). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Moscow, sometimes called “Italian Hymn” is by an unkown composer with the music being from from Martin Madan’s Collection of Psalms and Hymns (1769). The arranger is Felice de Giardini (1716 – 1796). Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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God save our gracious Queen (National Anthem) – Military Band

God save our gracious Queen – Lyrics

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.

Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen.

Not on this land alone,
but be God’s mercies known
from shore to shore:
Lord, make the nations see
that men should brothers be,
and form one family
the wide world o’er.

Recordings

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Details

  • Tune: National Anthem
  • Meter: 664 6664
  • Style: Traditional British
  • Composer: Unknown attributed to Composer: Henry Carey (1689 – 1743)
  • From Thesaurus Musicus (1744)
  • Lyricist: Unknown verses 1 – 2, verse 3 Lyricist: William E Hickson (1817 – 1877) from hymn “God bless our native land” an American hymn to the same tune.
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

God save our gracious Queen (National Anthem) – Organ

God save our gracious Queen – Lyrics

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.

Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen.

Not on this land alone,
but be God’s mercies known
from shore to shore:
Lord, make the nations see
that men should brothers be,
and form one family
the wide world o’er.

Recordings

The music used in this recording belongs in the Public Domain, but the Performance rights ℗ belong to Richard M S Irwin. You may click the Download Button to obtain the MP3 recording for use in Worship (including online services) or for personal use only. The track may also be found on various online music systems, which can be used for downloads if they are listed in the section below. For other uses of the recording, please Contact Us.

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Details

  • Tune: National Anthem
  • Meter: 664 6664
  • Style: Traditional British
  • Composer: Unknown attributed to Composer: Henry Carey (1689 – 1743)
  • From Thesaurus Musicus (1744)
  • Lyricist: Unknown verses 1 – 2, verse 3 Lyricist: William E Hickson (1817 – 1877) from hymn “God bless our native land” an American hymn to the same tune.
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

God Save Our Gracious Queen (National Anthem) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 3 verses

British National Anthem – traditionally played on Remembrance Day

Meter: 664 6664

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.

Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen.

Not on this land alone,
But be God’s mercies known
From shore to shore:
Lord, make the nations see
That men should brothers be,
And form one family
The wide world o’er.

Original lyricist of verses 1 and 2 is unknown and generally these are the only two verses used. For a more Christian conclusion verse 3 has been added in some hymn books which is by William E Hickson (1817 – 1877) and taken from the hymn God Bless Our Native Land an American hymn sung to the same tune.

Recording

  • Tune: National Anthem, composer unknown but attributed to Henry Carey (1689 – 1743)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance © 2011 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

 

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History

The British National Anthem, God Save The Queen in its current form dates to the eighteenth century, however the words and tune may date back to the seventeenth century. It is thought the tune was originally a dance, the rhythm is very distinctly that of a galliard.

In September 1745 the ‘Young Pretender’ to the British Throne, Prince Charles Edward Stuart, defeated the army of King George II in Scotland at Prestonpans, near Edinburgh.

In a fit of patriotic fervour after news of Prestonpans had reached London, the leader of the band at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, arranged ‘God Save The King’ for performance after a play. It was a tremendous success and was repeated nightly.

This practice soon spread to other theatres and continued well into the 20th century even being played at the end of an evening in cinemas and at other public events such as Balls and Dinners.

There is no authorised version of the National Anthem as the words are a matter of tradition. As here, additional verses have been added down the years, but these are rarely used.

 

God bless our native land (National Anthem)

  • Tune: National Anthem
  • Meter: 664 6664
  • Style: Traditional American
  • Composer: Unknown attributed to Composer: Henry Carey (1689 – 1743)
  • Lyricist: August Mahlmann (1771-1826)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance © 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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Hymn – God bless our native land – Lyrics (1870)

God bless our native land!
Firm may she ever stand
Thro’ storm and night!
When the wild tempests rave,
Ruler of wind and wave
Do Thou our country save
By Thy great might.

For her our prayer shall rise
To God above the skies;
On Him we wait.
Thou who art ever nigh,
Guarding with watchful eye,
To Thee aloud we cry,
God save the State!