An Angel Appeared To The Shepherds (Brycheiniog – 4 Verses) – Piano, Flute, Horn And Cello

Lyrics

An angel appeared to the shepherds
As they tended their sheep on that night,
Foretold of the birth of the Saviour,
Who would banish the dark with His Light.

He told of a sign that would guide them
To the place where the infant would lay;
For God placed a star in the heavens
As a sign on that first Christmas Day.

So leaving their sheep far behind them,
With the star shining brightly above,
They followed the sign to a stable,
Where they worshipped God’s mercy and love.

They knelt at the altar of heaven,
All their gifts and their praises did bring,
Though they saw the tiniest baby,
All their worship was poured on a King.

Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

Recordings

For Congregational Singing

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Recording by Soprano Sophie Penecost

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Score for Piano and Voice

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Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Brycheiniog
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: David Patrick Gedge (1939 – 2016)
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Arrangement © 2019 Richard M S Irwin
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900014
  • UID: 5060707370276

A mighty wind around us (Cara) – Organ

The Spirit’s Fire – Lyrics

A mighty wind around us,
Is rushing through this place;
God’s Spirit full surrounds us,
Defeating time and space.

The Spirit’s fire consuming,
We burn with faith’s desire;
God’s mighty pow’r upon us,
We blaze with holy fire.

Christ calls on us to serve Him,
To witness to His love;
To love and serve our neighbour,
And praise our God above.

Let’s all proclaim His message,
And be His hands and feet;
When we serve Christ our Saviour,
Our lives are made complete.

Lyrics Copyright © 2011 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Cara
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Uzziah Christopher Burnap (1834 -1900)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2011 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Hymnal: Songs of Praise and Worship
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900004
  • UPC: 5060707370009

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.

Recording

 
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Details

  • 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

O happy band of pilgrims (Knecht – Kocher)

Hymn Lyrics: O happy band of pilgrims

O happy band of pilgrims,
If onward you will tread,
With Jesus as your Fellow,
To Jesus as your Head.

The cross that Jesus carried
He carried as your due;
The crown that Jesus weareth
He weareth it for you.

The faith by which ye see Him,
The hope in which ye yearn,
The love that through all troubles
To Him alone will turn.

What are they but forerunners
To lead you to his sight,
The longed-for distant dawning
Of uncreated light?

The trials that beset you,
The sorrows you endure,
Are known to Christ your Saviour,
Whose perfect grace will cure.

O happy band of pilgrims,
Look upward to the skies,
Where such a light affliction
Shall win you such a prize.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Knecht (Kocher)
  • Meter: 76 76
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Justin Heinrich Knecht (1752 – 1817)
  • Lyricist: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2010 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

We pray thee, heavenly Father (Dies Dominica)

Hymn – We pray thee, heavenly Father – Lyrics

We pray Thee, heavenly Father, to hear us in Thy love,
And pour upon Thy children the unction from above;
That so in love abiding, from all defilement free,
We may in pureness offer our Eucharist to Thee.

Be Thou our Guide and Helper, O Jesu Christ, we pray;
So may we well approach Thee, if Thou wilt be the Way:
Thou, very Truth, hast promised to help us in our strife,
Food of the weary pilgrim, eternal Source of life.

And Thou, Creator Spirit, look on us, we are Thine;
Renew us in Thy graces, upon our darkness shine;
That, with Thy benediction, upon our souls outpoured,
We may receive in gladness the body of the Lord.

O Trinity of Persons! O Unity most high!
On Thee alone relying Thy servants would draw nigh;
Unworthy in our weakness, on Thee our hope is stayed,
And blest by Thy forgiveness we will not be afraid.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Dies Dominica
  • Meter: 76 76
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: Eucharist
  • Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: Vincent Stuckey Stratton Coles (1845 – 1929)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Born in the night, Mary’s child (Mary’s child)

Carol – Born in the Night – Lyrics

We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright..

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Mary’s child
  • Meter: 76 76
  • Style: Mid 20th Century Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Geoffrey Ainger (b. 1925)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Geoffrey Ainger (b. 1925)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1964 Stainer & Bell Ltd
  • Performances Copyright © 2013 Richard M S Irwin.