How Sweet The Sound Of Jesus Name (St Peter) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 6 verses

Meter CM

How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds
In a believer’s ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.

It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled breast;
’Tis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary, rest.

Dear Name, the Rock on which I build,
My Shield and Hiding Place,
My never failing treas’ry, filled
With boundless stores of grace!

Jesus! my shepherd, brother, friend,
my prophet, priest and king,
My Lord, my life, my way, my end,
Accept the praise I bring.

Weak is the effort of my heart,
And cold my warmest thought;
But when I see Thee as Thou art,
I’ll praise Thee as I ought.

Till then I would Thy love proclaim
With every fleeting breath,
And may the music of Thy Name
Refresh my soul in death!

Lyricist: John Newton (1725-1807). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Saint Peter, composed by Alexander Robert Reinagle (1799 – 1877). Public Domain.
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There is a green hill far away (Horsley)

Hymn – There is a green hill far away – Lyrics

There is a green hill far away,
Outwith a city wall,
Where the dear Lord was crucified,
Who died to save us all.

We may not know, we cannot tell,
What pains He had to bear;
But we believe it was for us
He hung and suffered there.

He died that we might be forgiv’n,
He died to make us good,
That we might go at last to Heav’n,
Saved by His precious blood.

There was no other good enough
To pay the price of sin;
He only could unlock the gate
Of heaven and let us in.

O dearly, dearly has He loved,
And we must love Him, too,
And trust in His redeeming blood,
And try His works to do.

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Details

Tune: Horsley
Meter: CM
Style: Classical
Composer: William Horsley (1774 – 1858)
Lyricist: Cecil Frances Alexander (1818 – 1895)
Church Year: Lent, Good Friday, Passiontide
Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Praise to the Holiest in the height (Gerontius)

Hymn – Praise to the Holiest – Lyrics

Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

O loving wisdom of our God,
When all was sin and shame,
He, the last Adam, to the fight
And to the rescue came.

O wisest love! that flesh and blood
Which did in Adam fail,
Should strive afresh against the foe,
Should strive and should prevail.

And that a higher gift than grace
Should flesh and blood refine,
God’s presence, and His very self
And essence all-divine.

And in the garden secretly,
And on the cross on high,
Should teach His brethren, and inspire
To suffer and to die.

Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

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Details

  • Tune: Richmond
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: General, Lent, Passiontide
  • Composer: Unknown Melody from Hymnal: Proper Sarum
  • Lyricist: John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

Praise to the Holiest in the height (Richmond)

Lyrics

Suggested uses: General, Lent, Passiontide, Maundy Thursday

Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

O loving wisdom of our God,
When all was sin and shame,
He, the last Adam, to the fight
And to the rescue came.

O wisest love! that flesh and blood
Which did in Adam fail,
Should strive afresh against the foe,
Should strive and should prevail.

And that a higher gift than grace
Should flesh and blood refine,
God’s presence, and His very self
And essence all-divine.

And in the garden secretly,
And on the cross on high,
Should teach His brethren, and inspire
To suffer and to die.

Praise to the Holiest in the height,
And in the depth be praise:
In all His words most wonderful;
Most sure in all His ways.

Lyrics: John Henry Newman (1801 – 1890). Publis Domain>

Recordings

  • Tune: Richmond
  • Composer: Thomas Haweis (1724 – 1820)
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Music Traditional Public Domain.
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God moves in a mysterious way (New London)

Hymn – God moves in a mysterious way – Lyrics

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill,
He treasures up His bright designs;
And works His sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.

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Details

  • Tune: London New
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Reformation
  • Composer: Unknown music from Hymnal: The Scottish Psalter (1635)
  • Arranger: John Playford (1623–1686/7)
  • Lyricist: William Cowper (1731 – 1800)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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The Lord’s my shepherd (Brother James’s Air)

Hymn – The Lord’s my shepherd – Lyrics

Based on Psalm 23

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name’s sake.
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.

My table Thou hast furnishèd
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.

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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: James Leith Macbeth Bain (1860-1925)
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Traditional Scottish
  • Lyricist: The Scottish Psalter (1650) based upon Psalm 23
  • Church Year: General, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain

The Lord’s my shepherd (Crimond) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 5 verses

Based on Psalm 23

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.

My table Thou hast furnishèd
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.

Lyrics from The Scottish Psalter (1650) based upon Psalm 23

Recordings

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Crimond, composer: Jessie Seymour Irvine (1836 – 1887). Public Domain
  • Meter: CM
  • Performances ℗ 2018/2019 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955). All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900052
Standard setting in F

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While shepherds watched (Winchester Old) – Organ and Trumpet Descant

Lyrics

1. While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
all seated on the ground;
the angel of the Lord came down,
and glory shone around.

2. “Fear not!” said he, (for mighty dread
had seized their troubled mind):
“Glad tidings of great joy I bring
to you and all mankind.”

3. “To you, in David’s town, this day
is born of David’s line
a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,
and this shall be the sign:”

4. “The heavenly babe you there shall find
to human view displayed,
all meanly wrapped in swathing bands,
and in a manger laid.”

5. Thus spake the seraph and forthwith
appeared a shining throng
of angels praising God, who thus
addressed their joyful song:

6. “All glory be to God on high,
and to the earth be peace;
good will henceforth from heaven to men
begin and never cease!”

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Winchester Old
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Renaissance Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Christopher Tye (c.1505 – before 1573) from Thomas Este’s Psalter (1592)
  • Lyricist: Nahum Tate (1652 – 1715)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

For Mary, mother of our Lord (St Botolph)

Lyrics

We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright.

Recordings

See also For Mary, mother of our Lord (Kilmarnock)

 
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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: St Botolph
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Mid 20th Century Style: Carol
  • Composer: Gordon Archbold Slater (1896 – 1979)
  • Lyricist: John Raphael Peacey (1896 – 1971)
  • Church Year: Advent / Church Year: Christmas
  • Music Copyright © Oxford University Press.
  • Lyrics Copyright © Revd. Mary J. Hancock.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire (Crediton) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 5 verses

Suggested uses include All Souls, Baptism of Christ, Pentecost/Whitsuntide

Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire,
Let us Thine influence prove:
Source of the old prophetic fire,
Fountain of life and love.

Come, Holy Ghost, for moved by Thee,
The prophets wrote and spoke;
Unlock the truth, Thyself the key,
Unseal the sacred book.

Expand Thy wings, celestial Dove,
Brood o’er our nature’s night;
On our disordered spirits move,
And let there now be light.

God, through Himself, we then shall know
If Thou within us shine;
And sound, with all Thy saints below,
The depths of love divine.

Lyrics by Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788), Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Crediton by Thomas Clark (1775 – 1859). Public Domain
  • Meter: CM
  • Performances ℗  2019 Richard M S Irwin. All Rights Reserved. ISRC UKTU21900043

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