A Carolling! A Carolling! (Ellacombe) – Organ

Lyrics

A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of the Saviour’s birth;
Of shepherds and of angels,
Of peace on all the Earth.
A carolling! A carolling!
The songs so full of joy.
Sing with the heav’nly choir above
That praised the infant boy.

A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of the guiding star;
Of shepherds and of wise men
Of how they journeyed far.
A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of that glorious day
When God came down to our world,
A baby in the hay.

A carolling! A carolling!
A story of God’s love:
The Christ child in the manger,
Who came from up above.
A carolling! A carolling!
Our song will never end,
Till every person, everywhere,
Knows Jesus Christ as friend.

Lyrics Copyright © 2010 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Ellacombe
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Conrad Kocher (1786 – 1872)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2010 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900002
  • UID: 5060707370023

A Child is born to us (Denby) – Organ

Lyrics

A child is born to us,
The Son to us is giv’n.
The government of God
Will rest upon His frame.
He is the King of Kings,
New life and hope He brings;
His mighty government
Will never, never end.

We’ll name Him Wonderful,
We’ll call Him Counsellor;
We’ll claim His saving grace,
And we will call Him Friend.
Almighty God is He,
He comes to set us free;
His government of peace
Will never, never end.

He brings abundant life,
Frees us from earthly strife:
We’ll name Him King of Kings
And call Him Lord of Lords.
He is the Prince of Peace,
Through Him all conflicts cease;
He is the Son of God,
He is the Living Word.

Lyrics Copyright © 2010 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Ellacombe
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Wüttemburg Gesangbuch (1784)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2010 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900002
  • UID: 5060707370016

O bread to pilgrims given (Passion Chorale)

Hymn – O bread to pilgrims given -Lyrics

O Bread to pilgrims given,
O food that angels eat,
O manna sent from heaven,
For heav’n-born natures meet:
Give us, for thee long pining,
To eat till richly filled;
Till, earth’s delights resigning,
Our every wish is stilled.

O water, life-bestowing,
Forth from the Saviour’s heart
A fountain purely flowing,
A fount of love thou art:
O let us, freely tasting,
Our burning thirst assuage;
Thy sweetness, never wasting,
Avails from age to age.

Jesus, this feast receiving,
We thee unseen adore;
Thy faithful word believing,
We take, and doubt no more:
Give us, thou true and loving,
On earth to live in thee;
Then, death the veil removing,
Thy glorious face to see.

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  • Tune: Passion Chorale
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Lutheran Choral
  • Composer: Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)
  • Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: unknown in Hymnal: Maintzisch Gesangbuch (1661)
  • Translator: Ray Palmer (1808 – 1887)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus (Morning Light)

Hymn – Stand up, stand up for Jesus – Lyrics

Stand up! Stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the cross!
Lift high his royal banner,
It must not suffer loss.
From vict’ry unto vict’ry his army he shall lead,
’til every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.

Stand up! Stand up for Jesus,
The solemn watchword hear;
If while ye sleep he suffers,
Away with shame and fear.
Where’er ye meet with evil,
Within you or without,
Charge for the God of battles,
And put the foe to rout.

Stand up! Stand up for Jesus,
The trumpet call obey;
Forth to the mighty conflict
In this most glorious day.
Ye that are men now serve him
Against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger
And strength to strength oppose.

Stand up! Stand up for Jesus !
Stand in His strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
Ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the gospel armour,
Each piece put on with prayer;
Where duty calls, or danger
Be never wanting there.

Stand up! Stand up for Jesus !
The strife will not be long:
This day the noise of battle,
The next the victor’s song.
To him that overcometh
A crown of life shall be;
He with the King of Glory
Shall reign eternally.

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  • Tune: Morning Light
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: General, Lent
  • Composer: George James Webb (1803 – 1887)
  • Lyricist: George Duffield (1818 – 1888)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

The Church’s one foundation (Aurelia)

Lyrics

The Church’s one foundation
is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation,
by water and the word:
from heaven he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her,
and for her life he died.

Elect from every nation,
yet one o’er all the earth,
her charter of salvation,
one Lord, one faith, one birth;
one holy Name she blesses,
partakes one holy food,
and to one hope she presses,
with every grace endued.

Mid toil and tribulation,
and tumult of her war
she waits the consummation
of peace for evermore;
till with the vision glorious
her longing eyes are blessed,
and the great Church victorious
shall be the Church at rest.

Yet she on earth hath union
with God, the Three in one,
and mystic sweet communion
with those whose rest is won.
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we
like them, the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with thee.

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  • Tune: Aurelia
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: Samuel John Stone (1839 – 1900)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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  • IRSC: UKTU21900017
  • UPC: 5060707370139

The day of resurrection (Ellacombe)

Hymn – The day of resurrection – Lyrics

The day of resurrection!
Earth, tell it out abroad;
the passover of gladness,
the passover of God.
From death to life eternal,
from earth unto the sky,
our Christ hath brought us over,
with hymns of victory.

Our hearts be pure from evil,
that we may see aright
the Lord in rays eternal
of resurrection light;
and listening to his accents,
may hear, so calm and plain,
his own “All hail!” and, hearing,
may raise the victor strain.

Now let the heavens be joyful!
Let earth the song begin!
Let the round world keep triumph,
and all that is therein!
Let all things seen and unseen
their notes in gladness blend,
for Christ the Lord hath risen,
our joy that hath no end.

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Ellacombe
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Easter
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Wüttemburg Gesangbuch (1784)
  • Lyricist: St John of Damascus (c. 750)
  • Translator: John Mason Neale (1818 -1866)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Thy hand, O God, has guided (Thornbury)

Lyrics

Thy hand, O God, has guided
Thy flock from age to age;
The wondrous tale is written,
Full clear, on every page;
Our fathers owned Thy goodness,
And we their deeds record;
And both of this bear witness,
“One Church, one Faith, one Lord.”

Thy heralds brought glad tidings,
To greatest, as to least;
They bade men rise, and hasten
To share the great King’s feast;
And this was all their teaching,
In every deed and word,
To all alike proclaiming,
“One Church, one Faith, one Lord.”

Through many a day of darkness,
Through many a scene of strife,
The faithful few fought bravely,
To guard the nation’s life,
Their Gospel of redemption,
Sin pardoned, man restored,
Was all in this enfolded,
“One Church, one Faith, one Lord.”

And we, shall we be faithless?
Shall hearts fail, hands hang down?
Shall we evade the conflict,
And cast away our crown?
Not so: in God’s deep counsels
Some better thing is stored:
We will maintain, unflinching,
“One Church, one Faith, one Lord.”

Thy mercy will not fail us,
Nor leave Thy work undone;
With Thy right hand to help us,
The victory shall be won;
And then, by men and angels,
Thy Name shall be adored,
And this shall be their anthem,
“One Church, one Faith, one Lord.”

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Details

    • Verses: 5
    • Tune: Thornbury
    • Meter: 76 76 D
    • Style: Early 20th Century
    • Usage: General
    • Composer: Basil Harwood (1859 – 1949)
    • Lyricist: Edward Hayes Plumptre (1821 – 1891)
    • Music and Lyrics Public Domain
    • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All Rights Reserved
    • ISRC: UKTU21900019
    • UPC: 5060707370160

In heavenly love abiding (Penlan) – Organ

Lyrics

In heavenly love abiding, no change my heart shall fear.
And safe in such confiding, for nothing changes here.
The storm may roar without me, my heart may low be laid,
But God is round about me, and can I be dismayed?

Wherever He may guide me, no want shall turn me back.
My Shepherd is beside me, and nothing can I lack.
His wisdom ever waking, His sight is never dim.
He knows the way He’s taking, and I will walk with Him

Green pastures are before me, which yet I have not seen.
Bright skies will soon be over me, where darkest clouds have been.
My hope I cannot measure, my path to life is free.
My Saviour has my treasure, and He will walk with me.

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Details

  • Tune: Penlan
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: David Jenkins (1848 – 1915)
  • Lyricist: Anna Laetitia Waring (1820 -1910)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

O Jesus, I have promised (Day of Rest) – Organ

Lyrics

O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
Be Thou forever near me, my Master and my Friend;
I shall not fear the battle if Thou art by my side,
Nor wander from the pathway if Thou wilt be my Guide.

O let me feel Thee near me! The world is ever near;
I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear;
My foes are ever near me, around me and within;
But Jesus, draw Thou nearer, and shield my soul from sin.

O let me hear Thee speaking in accents clear and still,
Above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self will.
O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen, Thou Guardian of my soul.

O Jesus, Thou hast promised to all who follow Thee
That where Thou art in glory there shall Thy servant be.
And Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.

O let me see Thy footprints, and in them plant mine own;
My hope to follow duly is in Thy strength alone.
O guide me, call me, draw me, uphold me to the end;
And then in Heaven receive me, my Saviour and my Friend.

Details

  • Tune: Day of Rest
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Victoria
  • Composer: James William Elliott (1833 – 1915)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: John Ernest Bode (1816 – 1874)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

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O Jesus, I have promised (Wolvercote – 5 Verses) – Organ

Hymn – O Jesus, I have promised – Lyrics

O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
Be Thou forever near me, my Master and my Friend;
I shall not fear the battle if Thou art by my side,
Nor wander from the pathway if Thou wilt be my Guide.

O let me feel Thee near me! The world is ever near;
I see the sights that dazzle, the tempting sounds I hear;
My foes are ever near me, around me and within;
But Jesus, draw Thou nearer, and shield my soul from sin.

O let me hear Thee speaking in accents clear and still,
Above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self will.
O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen, Thou Guardian of my soul.

O Jesus, Thou hast promised to all who follow Thee
That where Thou art in glory there shall Thy servant be.
And Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end;
O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.

O let me see Thy footprints, and in them plant mine own;
My hope to follow duly is in Thy strength alone.
O guide me, call me, draw me, uphold me to the end;
And then in Heaven receive me, my Saviour and my Friend.

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Details

  • Tune: Wolvercote
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: William Harold Ferguson (1874 – 1950)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: John Ernest Bode (1816 – 1874)
  • Music Copyright © Oxford University Press
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.