Now, My Tongue, The Mystery Telling (Grafton, Organ)

Lyrics – 6 verses

Suitable for: Lent, Maundy Thursday, Communion, Eucharist

Now, my tongue, the mystery telling
Of the glorious body sing,
And the blood, all price excelling,
Which the Gentiles’ Lord and King,
In a Virgin’s womb once dwelling,
Shed for this world’s ransoming.

Given for us, and condescending
To be born for us below,
He, with us in converse blending,
Dwelt the seed of truth to sow,
‘Til he closed with wondrous ending
His most patient life of woe.

That last night, at supper lying,
‘Mid the Twelve, his chosen band,
Jesus, with the law complying,
Keeps the feast its rites demand;
Then, more precious food supplying,
Gives himself with his own hand.

Word-made-flesh, true bread he maketh
By his word his flesh to be,
Wine his blood; which whoso taketh
Must from carnal thoughts be free:
Faith alone, though sight forsaketh,
Shows true hearts the mystery.

Therefore we, before him bending,
This great sacrament revere:
Types and shadows have their ending,
For the newer rite is here;
Faith, our outward sense befriending,
Makes our inward vision clear.

Glory let us give and blessing
To the Father and the Son,
Honour, might, and praise addressing,
While eternal ages run;
Ever too his love confessing,
Who, from both, with both is One.

Lyricist: St. Thomas Aquinas (1227 – 1274), translator: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878), Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Grafton (Tuntum Ergo)
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional French Melody
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional French
  • Music Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

ISRC: UKTU21900094 – UPC: 5060707370795 – DK UPC: 195068806999

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Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us (Mannheim) – Organ

Lyrics – 3 verses

Suitable for: Lent, Baptism of Christ, Remebrance Sunday, General Usage

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
O’er this world’s tempestuous sea
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us
For we have no help but thee;
Yet possessing every blessing
If our God our Father be

Saviour, breath forgiveness o’er us:
All our weaknesses thou dost know;
Though didst tread this earth before us,
Thou did feel its keenest woe;
Lone and dreary, faint and weary,
Through the desert thou didst go.

Spirit of our God, descending,
Fill our hearts with heavenly joy,
Love with every passion blending,
Pleasure that can never cloy:
Thus provided, pardoned, guided,
Ever can our peace destroy.

Lyrics: James Edmeston (1791 – 1867). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Mannheim
  • Composer: Friedrich Filitz (1804 – 1876)
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Performance Copyright © 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

(ISRC: UKTU21900093 – UPC: 5060707370788 – DK UPC: 195068855799)

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Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy) – Organ

See also Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy) – Orchestra

Let all mortal flesh keep silence – Lyrics

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wingèd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Picardy
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional French, Carol
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Lyricist: St James
  • Translator: Gerard Moultrie (1829 – 1885)
  • Usage: Advent, Christmas
  • Music Copyright and Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance ℗  2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Judge eternal, throned in splendour (Rhuddlan)

Hymn – Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended – Lyrics

Judge eternal, throuned in splendour,
Lord of lords and King of kings,
with thy living fire of judgement
purge this realm of bitter things:
solace all its wide dominion
with the healing of thy wings.

Still the weary folk are pining
for the hour that brings release:
and the city’s crowded clangour
cries aloud for sin to cease;
and the homesteads and the woodlands
plead in silence for their peace.

Crown, O God, thine own endeavour;
cleave our darkness with thy sword;
feed thy people’s hungry spirits
with the richness of thy word:
cleanse the body of this nation
through the glory of the Lord.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Rhuddlan
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional Welsh melody
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Unknown
  • Lyricist: Henry Scott Holland (1847 – 1918)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (Mannheim) – Piano

Lyrics – 3 verses

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
O’er this world’s tempestuous sea
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us
For we have no help but thee;
Yet possessing every blessing
If our God our Father be

Saviour, breath forgiveness o’er us:
All our weaknesses thou dost know;
Though didst tread this earth before us,
Thou did feel its keenest woe;
Lone and dreary, faint and weary,
Through the desert thou didst go.

Spirit of our God, descending,
Fill our hearts with heavenly joy,
Love with every passion blending,
Pleasure that can never cloy:
Thus provided, pardoned, guided,
Ever can our peace destroy.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Mannheim
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: Lent, General
  • Composer: Friedrich Filitz (1804 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: James Edmeston (1791 – 1867)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2010 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy) – Orchestra

See also  Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy) – Organ

Let all mortal flesh keep silence – Lyrics

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wingèd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Picardy
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional French, Carol
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: St James
  • Translator: Gerard Moultrie (1829 – 1885)
  • Usage: Advent, Christmas
  • Music Copyright and Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance ℗  2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Lord of lords and King eternal (Rhuddlan)

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Details

  • Tune: Rhuddlan
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional Welsh melody
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Lyricist: Jack C Winslow (1882-1974)
  • Music copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics copyright Jack C Winslow
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (Saint Helen)

Hymn – Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour – Lyrics

Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour,
First begotten from the dead,
Thou alone, our strong defender,
Liftest up thy people’s head.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Jesus, true and living bread!

Here our humblest homage pay we;
Here in loving reverence bow;
Here for Faith’s discernment, pray we
Lest we fail to know thee now,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou art here, we ask not how.

Though the lowliest form doth veil Thee,
As of old in Bethlehem,
Here as there Thine Angels hail Thee,
Branch and flower of Jesse’s stem.
Alleluia, alleluia!
We in worship join with them.

Paschal Lamb, Thy offering, finished
Once for all when Thou wast slain,
In its fullness undiminished
Shall for evermore remain,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Cleansing souls from every stain.

Life imparting Heavenly manna,
Stricken rock with streaming side,
Heaven and earth with loud hosanna
Worship Thee, the Lamb who died,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Risen, ascended, glorified!

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Saint Helen
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: General, Pentecost, Ascension
  • Composer: George Clement Martin (1844 – 1916)
  • Lyricist: George Hugh Bourne (1840 – 1925)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven (Praise My Soul) – Organ

Lyrics

Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven;
To His feet Thy tribute bring!
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Who like me His praise should sing?
Praise Him! praise Him!
Praise the everlasting King!

Praise Him for His grace and favour,
To our fathers in distress!
Praise Him still the same for ever,
Slow to chide, and swift to bless!
Praise Him! praise Him!
Glorious in His faithfulness!

Father-like, He tends and spares us;
Well our feeble frame He knows.
In His hands He gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes,
Praise Him! praise Him!
Widely as His mercy flows!

Angels, help us to adore Him;
Ye behold Him face to face:
Sun and moon, bow down before Him;
Dwellers all in time and space,
Praise Him! praise Him!
Praise with us the God of grace!

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Praise my soul
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: All Souls, General
  • Composer: John Goss (1800 – 1880)
  • Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

God of freedom (Rhuddlan)

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

  • Tune: Rhuddlan
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Church Year: General, Trinity
  • Composer: Unknown traditional Welsh melody from Musical Relicks of Welsh Bards (1800) 
  • Lyricist: Shirley Erena Murray (b. 1931)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 1992 Hope Publishing [email protected]
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.