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.

Recording

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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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Details

  • 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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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 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.

Score

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Recordings

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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.

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The Head That Once Was Crowned With Thorns (Saint Magnus) – Organ

Lyrics – 6 verses

Suggested use Easter.

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.

Lyrics by Thomas Kelly (1769 – 1855). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Saint Magnus composed by Jeremiah Clarke (1670 – 1707). Public Domain.
  • Meter: CM
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900130

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Original Key F Major
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The heavenly child in stature grows (Tallis’ Ordinal)

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Details

  • Tune: Tallis’ Ordinal
  • Meter: CM
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Thomas Tallis (1505 -1585)
  • Lyricist: John Chandler (1806-1876) from Lyricist: Jean-Baptiste de Santeul (1630 – 1697)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Through all the changing scenes of life (Wiltshire)

Hymn – Through all the changing scenes of life – Lyrics

Through all the changing scenes of life,
In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still
My heart and tongue employ.

Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
With me exalt His name;
When in distress to Him I called,
He to my rescue came.

The hosts of God encamp around
The dwellings of the just;
Deliverance He affords to all
Who on His succour trust.

Oh, make but trial of His love,
Experience will decide
How blest they are, and only they,
Who in His truth confide.

Fear Him, ye saints, and you will then
Have nothing else to fear;
Make you His service your delight,
Your wants shall be His care.

To Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
The God whom we adore,
Be Glory as it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

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Details

  • Tune: Wiltshire
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: George Thomas Smart (1776 – 1867)
  • Lyricist: Psalm 34 in Hymnal: New Version Publisher: Tate and Brady (1696)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Unto the hills (Thys Endrys Night)

Lyrics

Unto the hills I lift my eyes;
From whence shall help arise?
My help comes from the Lord alone,
Maker of earth and skies.

He shall not let your foot be moved,
He watches His beloved.
Behold, He guards His chosen ones,
In sleep they are un-moved.

The Lord’s your keeper, night and day;
At your right hand, come what may;
Not sun, nor moon, will cause you harm:
The Lord’s your Rock and Stay.

He shall preserve from evils sore,
He’ll save you o’er and o’er.
Your going out, your coming in,
From now and evermore.

Recording

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Performance with voices from michael e. owens

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SATB Score

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Details

  • Tune: Thys Endrys Night
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Unknown, arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Brian L. Penney from Psalm 121.
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Brian L. Penney 2009
  • Performance Copyright © 2009 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesu, The Very Thought Of Thee (Metzlers’ Redhead) – Organ

See also Jesu, The Very Thought Of Thee (Saint Agnes (Dykes))

Lyrics – 5 verses

Jesu, the very thought of Thee
With sweetness fills the breast;
But sweeter far Thy Face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.

No voice can sing, no heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find,
A sweeter sound than Jesu’s Name,
The Saviour of mankind.

O hope of every contrite heart,
O joy of all the meek,
To those who ask how kind Thou art,
How good to those who seek!

But what to those who find? Ah! this
Nor tongue nor pen can show;
The love of Jesus, what it is
None but His loved ones know.

Jesu, our only joy be Thou,
As Thou our prize wilt be:
In Thee be all our glory now,
And through eternity

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Details

  • Tune: Metzlers’ Redhead
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Richard Redhead (1820 – 1901)
  • Lyricist: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 – 1153)
  • Translator: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesu, the very thought of thee (Saint Agnes (Dykes)) – Organ

Lyrics – 5 verses

Suitable for Lent, and General Usage

Jesu, the very thought of Thee
With sweetness fills the breast;
But sweeter far Thy Face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.

No voice can sing, no heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find,
A sweeter sound than Jesu’s Name,
The Saviour of mankind.

O hope of every contrite heart,
O joy of all the meek,
To those who ask how kind Thou art,
How good to those who seek!

But what to those who find? Ah! this
Nor tongue nor pen can show;
The love of Jesus, what it is
None but His loved ones know.

Jesu, our only joy be Thou,
As Thou our prize wilt be:
In Thee be all our glory now,
And through eternity

Lyrics from Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 – 1153), translated by Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: St Agnes (Dykes)
  • Meter: CM
  • Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823 – 1876)
  • Music Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900105

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