Author of life divine (Gweedore) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Author of life divine,
who hast a table spread,
furnished with mystic wine
and everlasting bread,
preserve the life Thyself hast giv’n,
and feed and train us up for heav’n.

2. Our needy souls sustain
with fresh supplies of love,
till all Thy life we gain
and all Thy fullness prove,
and strengthened by Thy perfect grace,
behold without a veil Thy face.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Gweedore
  • Meter: 66 66 88
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

For the beauty of the earth (Dix) – Organ

Hymn – For the beauty of the earth – Lyrics

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Lord of all, to thee we raise

Recordings

Original Key in D Major
 
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Lower Setting in B Major
 
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Details

  • Tune: England’s Lane
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Conrad Kocher (1786 – 1872)
  • Arranger: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Lyricist: Folliot Sandford Pierpoint (1835 – 1917)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

For the beauty of the earth (Heathlands) – Organ

Hymn – For the beauty of the earth – Lyrics

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Lord of all, to thee we raise

Recordings

Original Key in D Major
 
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Lower Setting in B Major
 
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Details

  • Tune: England’s Lane
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Folliot Sandford Pierpoint (1835 – 1917)
  • Music Copyright Unknown
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Rock of Ages (Toplady – 4 verses) – Organ

Hymn – Rock of ages – Lyrics

Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Save from wrath and make me pure.

Not the labour of my hands
Can fulfil Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to the cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death, [originally When my eye-strings break in death]
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgement throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

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Details

  • Tune: Toplady
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Thomas Hastings (1784 – 1872)
  • Lyricist: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740 – 1778)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Rock of Ages (Petra, Redhead No. 76 – 4 verses) – Organ

Hymn – Rock of ages – Lyrics

Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Save from wrath and make me pure.

Not the labour of my hands
Can fulfil Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to the cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death, [originally When my eye-strings break in death]
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgement throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Tune: Petra
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Richard Redhead (1820 – 1901)
  • Lyricist: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740 – 1778)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Christ, whose glory fills the skies (Heathlands) – Organ

Hymn – Christ, whose glory fills the skies – Lyrics

Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the only light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Triumph o’er the shades of night;
Day-spring from on high, be near;
Day-star, in my heart appear.

Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by thee;
Joyless is the day’s return,
Till thy mercy’s beams I see;
Till they inward light impart,
Cheer my eyes and warm my heart.

Visit then this soul of mine;
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, Radiancy divine,
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.

Recording

See also Christ, whose glory fills the skies (Ratisbon)

 
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Details

  • Tune: Heathlands
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer:  Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

 

God of mercy, God of grace (Heathlands) – Organ

Hymn – God of mercy, God of grace – Lyrics

God of mercy, God of grace,
Show the brightness of Thy face;
Shine upon us, Saviour, shine,
Fill Thy Church with light divine,
And Thy saving health extend,
Unto earth’s remotest end.

Let the people praise Thee, Lord!
Be by all that live adored;
Let the nations shout and sing
Glory to their Saviour King,
At Thy feet their tribute pay,
And Thy holy will obey.

Let the people praise Thee, Lord!
Earth shall then her fruits afford,
God to man His blessings give,
Man to God devoted live;
All below and all above
One in joy and light and love

Recording – Download

 
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Details

  • Tune: Heathlands
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: General | Church Year: Candlemas
  • Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin.Certain rights reserved.

For the beauty of the earth (England’s Lane) – Organ

Hymn – For the beauty of the earth – Lyrics

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Lord of all, to thee we raise

Recordings

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Details

  • Tune: England’s Lane
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Geoffrey Turton Shaw (1879 – 1943) adapted from traditional.
  • Lyricist: Folliot Sandford Pierpoint (1835 – 1917)
  • Music Copyright © Oxford University Press
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Christ, whose glory fills the skies (Ratisbon) – Organ

Hymn – Christ, whose glory fills the skies – Lyrics

Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the only light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Triumph o’er the shades of night;
Day-spring from on high, be near;
Day-star, in my heart appear.

Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by thee;
Joyless is the day’s return,
Till thy mercy’s beams I see;
Till they inward light impart,
Cheer my eyes and warm my heart.

Visit then this soul of mine;
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, Radiancy divine,
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.

Recording

See also Christ, whose glory fills the skies (Heathlands)

 
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Details

  • Tune: Ratisbon
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Unknown Music from Publisher: Johann Gottlob Werners’ Hymnal: Choralbuch, Leipzig (1815)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

Bread of heaven, on thee we feed

  • Tune: Bread of heaven
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William Dalrymple Maclagan (1826 – 1910)
  • Lyricist: Josiah Conder (1789 – 1855)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright © 2008 and 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved

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Bread of heaven Lyrics

Bread of heaven, on thee I feed,
For Thy flesh is meat indeed:
Ever may my soul be fed
With this true and living bread;
Day by day with strength supplied
Through the life of Him who died.

Vine of heaven, Thy blood supplies
This blest cup of sacrifice:
‘Tis Thy wounds my healing give;
To Thy cross I look and live:
Thou my life, oh let me be
Rooted, grafted, built on thee!