Praise Jesus, Reigning Now On Earth (Richmond – 4 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Praise Jesus, reigning now on Earth,
High-seated on the throne;
Praise Him who grants us second birth,
Then takes us for His own.

Though weary in our earthly life,
Now we have been set free;
Freed from our troubles, toil and strife,
Now thus will ever be.

So now we sing eternal praise,
To Christ who is our King;
Rejoice and worship all our days,
To Him our tributes bring.

Praise Him below, Praise Him above,
Our songs of joy we’ll sing;
We’ll praise God’s everlasting love,
Praise Jesus Christ, our King!

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

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Details

  • Tune: Richmond
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Thomas Haweis (1724 – 1820) adapted by Samuel Webbe the Younger (1770 – 1843)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
  • Music Public Domain.
  • Lyrics: Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
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Hark, the glad sound! (Crediton) – Organ

Lyrics

Hark, the glad sound! The Saviour comes,
the Saviour promised long!
Let ev’ry heart prepare a throne,
and ev’ry voice a song.

He comes the pris’ners to release,
in Satan’s bondage held;
the gates of brass before Him burst,
the iron fetters yield.

He comes to free the captive mind, *
where evil thoughts control,
and for the darkness of the blind
gives light that makes them whole.

He comes the broken heart to bind,
the bleeding soul to cure,
and with the treasures of His grace
t’enrich the humbled poor.

Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
and heav’n’s eternal arches ring
with Thy beloved Name.

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Details

  • Tune: Crediton
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: Advent, All Souls
  • Composer: Thomas Clark (1775 – 1859)
  • Harmonised by: Martin Shaw (1875 – 1958)
  • Lyricist: Philip Doddridge (1702 – 1751)
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Harmonisation Copyright Oxford University Press
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All hail the power of Jesus’ name (Diadem – 6 Verses) – for Organ

Hymn – All hail the power of Jesus’ name – Lyrics

1. All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
And crown Him Lord of all.

2. Crown him, you martyrs of our God,
Who from his altar call;
Who from his altar call;Praise Him whose way of pain ye trod,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
And crown Him Lord of all.

3. Ye prophets who our freedom won,
Ye searchers, great and small,
Ye searchers, great and small,
By whom the work of truth is done,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
And crown Him Lord of all.

4. Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
The wormwood and the gall,
The wormwood and the gall,
Go spread your trophies at His feet,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
And crown Him Lord of all.

5. Ye seed of Israel’s chosen race,
Ye ransomed of the fall;
Ye ransomed of the fall;
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
And crown Him Lord of all.

6. Let every tribe and every tongue
To him their hearts enthral;
To him their hearts enthral;
Lift high the universal song,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
And crown Him Lord of all.

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Details

  • Tune: Diadem
  • Meter: 86 86 extended
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: James Ellor (1819 – 1899)
  • Lyricist: Edward Perronet (1726 – 1792)
  • Church Year: General, Christ the King, Palm Sunday, Easter
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Immortal love for ever full (Bishopthorpe) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Immortal Love for ever full,
For ever flowing free,
For ever shared, for ever whole,
A never-ebbing sea.

2. Our outward lips confess the name
All other names above;
Love only knoweth whence it came
And comprehendeth love.

3. We may not climb the heavenly steeps
To bring the Lord Christ down;
In vain we search the lowest deeps,
For him no depths can drown:

4. But warm, sweet, tender, even yet
A present help is he;
And faith has still its Olivet,
And love its Galilee.

5. The healing of his seamless dress
Is by our beds of pain;
We touch him in life’s throng and press,
And we are whole again.

6. Through him the first fond prayers are said
Our lips of childhood frame;
The last low whispers of our dead
Are burdened with his name.

7. Alone, O Love ineffable,
Thy saving name is given;
To turn aside from thee is hell,
To walk with thee is heaven.

Recordings

7 verses

 
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6 verses – omitting verse 3

 
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Details

  • Verses: 6/7
  • Tune: Bishopthorpe
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Jeremiah Clarke (1670 – 1707)
  • Lyricist: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 – 1892)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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My God, how wonderful thou art (Westminster)

My God, how wonderful thou art – Lyrics

My God, how wonderful Thou art,
Thy majesty how bright;
How beautiful Thy mercy seat
In depths of burning light!

How dread are Thy eternal years,
O everlasting Lord,
By prostrate spirits day and night
Incessantly adored!

How wonderful, how beautiful,
The sight of Thee must be;
Thy endless wisdom, boundless power,
And glorious purity!

O how I fear Thee, living God,
With deep and tender fear;
And worship Thee with trembling hope,
And penitential tears!

Yet, I may love Thee, too, O Lord,
Almighty as Thou art;
For Thou hast stooped to ask of me
The love of my poor heart!

No earthly father loves like Thee,
No mother, e’er so mild,
Bears and forbears as Thou hast done,
With me, Thy sinful child.

Father of Jesus, love’s Reward!
What rapture it will be
Prostrate before Thy throne to lie,
And gaze, and gaze on Thee!

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Details

  • Tune: Westminster
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: James Turle (1802 -1882)
  • Lyricist: Frederick William Faber (1814 – 1863)
  • Usage: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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O for a closer walk with God (Stracathro)

O for a closer walk with God – Lyrics

O for a closer walk with God,
A calm and heavenly frame,
A light to shine upon the road
That leads me to the Lamb!

What peaceful hours I once enjoyed!
How sweet their memory still!
But they have left an aching void
The world can never fill.

The dearest idol I have known,
Whate’er that idol be
Help me to tear it from Thy throne,
And worship only Thee.

So shall my walk be close with God,
Calm and serene my frame;
So purer light shall mark the road
That leads me to the Lamb.

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Details

  • Tune: Stracathro
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Traditional Gaelic, Traditional Celtic, Traditional Scottish
  • Composer: Charles Hutchinson (1792 – 1860) Harp Obligato arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955).
  • Lyricist: William Cowper (1731 – 1800)
  • Usage: Trinity
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

O God of Bethel, by whose hand (Martyrdom)

O God of Bethel, by whose hand – Lyrics

O God of Bethel, by Whose hand
Thy people still are fed,
Who through this weary pilgrimage
Hast all our fathers led.

Our vows, our prayers, we now present
Before Thy throne of grace;
God of our forebears, be the God
Of their succeeding race.

Through each mysterious path of life
Our wandering footsteps guide;
Give us each day our daily bread,
And raiment fit provide.

O spread Thy covering wings around
Till all our wanderings cease,
And at our Father’s loved abode
Our souls arrive in peace.

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  • Tune: Martyrdom
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Hugh Wilson (1766 – 1824)
  • Lyricist: Philip Doddridge (1702 – 1751) and Lyricist: John Logan (1748 – 1788)
  • Usage: General, All Saints
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2009 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

O God, our help in ages past (Saint Anne) – Orchestra

Hymn – O God, our help in ages past – Lyrics

O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home.

Under the shadow of thy throne,
still may we dwell secure;
sufficient is thine arm alone,
and our defence is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received her frame,
from everlasting, thou art God,
to endless years the same.

A thousand ages, in thy sight,
are like an evening gone;
short as the watch that ends the night,
before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever rolling stream,
bears all who breathe away;
they fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the opening day.

O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come;
be thou our guide while life shall last,
and our eternal home.

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  • Tune: Saint Anne
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: Remembrance Sunday, General
  • Composer: William Croft (1678 – 1727)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2007 (Orchestral) and 2016 (Organ) Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

O God, our help in ages past (Saint Anne) – Organ and Descant

Hymn – O God, our help in ages past – Lyrics

O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home.

Under the shadow of thy throne,
still may we dwell secure;
sufficient is thine arm alone,
and our defence is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received her frame,
from everlasting, thou art God,
to endless years the same.

A thousand ages, in thy sight,
are like an evening gone;
short as the watch that ends the night,
before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever rolling stream,
bears all who breathe away;
they fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the opening day.

O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come;
be thou our guide while life shall last,
and our eternal home.

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Details

  • Tune: Saint Anne
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: Remembrance Sunday, General
  • Composer: William Croft (1678 – 1727)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

The head that once was crowned with thorns (Saint Magnus)

Hymn – The head that once was crowned with thorns – Lyrics

1. The Head that once was crowned with thorns
Is crowned with glory now;
A royal diadem adorns
The mighty Victor’s brow.

2. The highest place that heaven affords
Is His, is His by right,
The King of kings and Lord of lords,
And heaven’s eternal Light;

3. The Joy of all who dwell above,
The Joy of all below
To whom He manifests His love
And grants His name to know.

4. To them the cross, with all its shame,
With all its grace, is given;
Their name an everlasting name,
Their joy the joy of heaven.

5. They suffer with their Lord below,
They reign with Him above,
Their profit and their joy to know
The mystery of His love.

6. The cross He bore is life and health,
Though shame and death to Him:
His people’s hope, His people’s wealth,
Their everlasting theme.

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Details

  • Verses: 6
  • Tune: Saint Magnus
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: Easter, General
  • Composer: Jeremiah Clarke (1670 – 1707)
  • Lyricist: Thomas Kelly (1769 – 1855)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.