News Defying Expectation (Stenka Razin – 3 Verses) – Piano Ensemble

News Defying Expectation ~ Lyrics

News defying expectation,
Mystery compounds their fear.
Hear the bombshell exclamation:
“Grave is empty – He’s not there!”

Wrestling with this information,
In bereavement’s dark despair,
Searching for an explanation:
“Where’s His body – where, O where?”

Far beyond imagination,
More than boldest thought or prayer,
Cause for joyous celebration:
“Christ is risen! He is here!”

Metre:  87 87. Words by Hugh G Wetmore © Easter 2002. Inspired by the Resurrection narrative against the background of Ephesians 3:20. CCLI Song ID for ‘Easter Surprise’ is 4713687. Words used with permission.

Stenka Razin ~ Recording

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God Whose Farm Is All Creation (Gott Will’s Machen – 3 Verses) – Organ

God Whose Farm Is All Creation ~ Lyrics

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Meter: 87 97. Lyrics by John Arlott (1914 – 1991). Copyright The Estate of the late L.T.J Arlott.

 Gott Will’s Machen ~ Recording

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Have You Heard The News Of Jesus (Have You Heard – 4 verses) – Organ

Lyrics – 4 verses

Suggested uses: Easter Sunday

Have you heard the news of Jesus,
How he came the lost to save;
Dying on the tree of vict’ry
Overcoming death and grave?

Now we celebrate that Vict’ry
On this glorious Easter Day!
Praising Christ, the blessed Saviour,
He’s the Truth, the life, the Way.

Praise Him now, in celebration
Of His vict’ry over sin;
He has overcome the darkness,
Letting light come flooding in.

Lift your voices now in worship
On this sacred Day of Days:
Glorify our blesséd Saviour,
Sing in everlasting praise!

Lyrics Copyright © 2007 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

Recording

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Have You Heard
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Composer: Andrew Millinchip
  • Music © 2007 Andrew Millinchip, copyright control Sheer Joy Music .
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900121

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Now Praise We Great And Famous Men (Ach Gott Und Herr – 6 Verses) – Organ

Now Praise We Great And Famous Men ~ Lyrics

1. Now praise we great and famous men,
The fathers named in story;
And praise the Lord, who now as then
Reveals in man His glory.

2. Praise we the wise and brave and strong,
Who graced their generation,
Who helped the right, and fought the wrong,
And made our folk a nation.

3. Praise we the great of heart and mind,
The singers sweetly gifted,
Whose music like a mighty wind
The souls of men uplifted.

4. Praise we the peaceful men of skill,
Who built their homes of beauty,
And, rich in art, made richer still
The brotherhood of duty.

5. Praise we the glorious names we know,
And they whose names have perished,
Lost, in the haze of long ago,
In silent love be cherished.

6. In peace their sacred ashes rest,
Fulfilled their day’s endeavour;
They blessed the earth, and they are blessed
Of God and man forever.

Meter: 87 87. Lyricist: William George Tarrant (1853 – 1928). Public Domain.

Ach Gott Und Herr ~ Recording

  • Tune: Ach Gott und Herr, from As Hymnodus Sacer, Leipzig (1625) harmonised by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750). Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900214
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When The Starlight Fades (Volga Mat’ Rodnaya – 4 Verses) – Piano Ensemble

When The Starlight Fades ~ Lyrics

When the starlight fades to amber,
When the dawn proclaims its hour,
We will seek life’s new adventures
With God’s loving care and pow’r.

And bright shining Holy Father,
Make us children of the sun,
To help, love and care for others
Like your own belovèd Son.

For the earth is like a mother,
She who gives us life and health,
We must care for her and nurture
All of nature, that’s her wealth.

When the daylight fades to amber,
Stars come out to guide our way,
And we kneel, its time to pray now,
To end this, a perfect day.

Meter 87 87. Lyrics Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955). CCLI: 7152867

Volga Mat’ Rodnaya ~ Recording

  • Tune: Volga, Volga Mat’ Rodnaya (Волга, Волга мать родная) a traditional Russian melody arrangement © 2018 Richard M S Irwin.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900196.

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In the quiet consecration (Agape) – Organ

Lyrics

In the quiet consecration
Of this glad communion hour,
Here we rest in you, Lord Jesus,
Taste your love and touch your power.

Christ, the living bread from heaven,
Christ, whose blood is drink indeed,
Here by faith and with thanksgiving,
In our hearts on you we feed.

By your death for sin atoning,
By your resurrection life,
Hold us fast in joyful union;
Strengthen us to face the strife;

While in joyful holy radiance
Shines the feast that is to come
After conflict, toil, and testing
Your great feast of love and home!

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Agape
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Meter: 87 87 (some authorities give 98 98)
  • Composer: Charles John Dickinson (1882 – 1883)
  • Lyricist: Constance Headlam Coote (1844 – 1936)
  • Church Year: General, Communion
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

In The Quiet Consecration (Volga, Volga Mat’ Rodnaya – 4 Verses) – Piano Ensemble

In The Quiet Consecration ~ Lyrics

In the quiet consecration
Of this glad communion hour,
Here we rest in you, Lord Jesus,
Taste your love and touch your power.

Christ, the living bread from heaven,
Christ, whose blood is drink indeed,
Here by faith and with thanksgiving,
In our hearts on you we feed.

By your death for sin atoning,
By your resurrection life,
Hold us fast in joyful union;
Strengthen us to face the strife;

While in joyful holy radiance
Shines the feast that is to come
After conflict, toil, and testing
Your great feast of love and home!

Lyrics by Constance Headlam Coote (1844 – 1936). Public Domain.

Recording

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Hark A Herald Voice Is Calling (Merton – 5 Verses) – Organ & Trumpet Descant

Hark A Herald Voice Is Calling  ~ Lyrics

1. Hark a herald voice is calling:
‘Christ is nigh,’ it seems to say;
‘Cast away the dreams of darkness,
O ye children of the day!’

2. Startled at the solemn warning,
Let the earth-bound soul arise;
Christ, her Sun, all sloth dispelling,
Shines upon the morning skies.

3. Lo! the Lamb, so long expected,
Comes with pardon down from heaven;
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
One and all to be forgiven;

4. So when next he comes with glory,
Wrapping all the earth in fear,
May he then as our defender
Of the clouds of heaven appear.

5. Honour, glory, virtue, merit,
To the Father and the Son,
With the co-eternal Spirit,
While unending ages run.

Meter: 87 87. Lyrics by an unknown 6th Century author, translated by Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878). Public Domain.

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The King Of Love My Shepherd Is (Dominus Regit Me – 6 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

1. The King of love my shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His
And He is mine forever.

2. Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul He leadeth,
And where the verdant pastures grow
With food celestial feedeth.

3. Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me,
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home rejoicing brought me.

4. n death’s dark vale I fear no ill
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.

5. Thou spread’st a table in my sight;
Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And O what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth!

6. And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never:
Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise
Within Thy house forever.

Meter: 87 87. Lyricist: Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1877) From Psalm 23. Public Domain.

Dominus Regit Me ~ Recording

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All Hail And Welcome Holy Child (Luinneach – 3 Verses) – Flute and Harp

All Hail And Welcome Holy Child ~ Lyrics

Meter: 87 87. Lyrics by Adoh Mac Cathmhaoil (1571 – 1626), translated by George Otto Simms (1910 – 1991). Copyright © Oxford University Press.

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Luinneach ~ Recording

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