Glorious things of Thee are spoken (Abbot’s Leigh)

Hymn – Glorious things of thee are spoken – Lyrics

Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God!
He, Whose Word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode.
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
Thou may’st smile at all thy foes.

See! the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love;
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove:
Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst to assuage?
Grace, which like the Lord, the Giver,
Never fails from age to age.

Round each habitation hovering,
See the cloud and fire appear!
For a glory and a cov’ring
Showing that the Lord is near.
Thus deriving from our banner
Light by night and shade by day;
Safe they feed upon the manna
Which He gives them when they pray.

Saviour, if of Zion’s city,
I through grace a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in Thy Name.
Fading is the worldling’s pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasure
None but Zion’s children know.

Extract

See also Glorious things of Thee are spoken (Austria)

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Details

  • Tune: Abbot’s leigh
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Mid 20th Century
  • Composer: Cyril Vincent Taylor (1907 – 1991)
  • Lyricist: John Newton (1725 – 1807)
  • Music Copyright Oxford University Press
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Fill your hearts with joy and gladness (Ode to Joy)

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Details

  • Tune: Ode to Joy
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: Harvest
  • Composer: Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyricist: Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Revd. Timothy Dudley-Smith
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

 

 

Alleluia, Sing To Jesus (Hyfrydol) – Organ and Trumpet Descant

Lyrics ~ 4 verses

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus;
His the scepter, His the throne;
Alleluia! His the triumph,
His the victory alone.
Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion
Thunder like a mighty flood:
“Jesus out of every nation
Hath redeemed us by His blood.”

Alleluia! Not as orphans
Are we left in sorrow now;
Alleluia! He is near us:
Faith believes, nor questions how.
Though the cloud from sight received Him
When the forty days were o’er,
Shall our hearts forget His promise:
“I am with you evermore”?

Alleluia! Bread of angels,
Here on earth our food, our stay;
Alleluia! Here the sinful
Flee to Thee from day to day.
Intercessor, Friend of sinners,
Earth’s Redeemer, plead for me,
Where the songs of all the sinless
Sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia! King eternal,
Thee the Lord of lords we own;
Alleluia! Born of Mary,
Earth Thy footstool, heaven Thy throne.
Thou within the veil hast entered,
Robed in flesh, our great High Priest,
Thou on earth both priest and victim
In the Eucharistic Feast.

Meter: 87 87 D. Lyrics by William Chatterton Dix (1837 – 1898). Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Hyfrydol
  • Composer: Rowland Huw Pritchard (1811 – 1887) arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958) with descant by Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955). Arrangement copyright © Oxford University Press (used with permission), descant © 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC  UKTU21900118

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