City of God, how broad and far (Richmond)

Hymn – City of God, how broad and far – Lyrics

City of God, how broad and far
outspread thy walls sublime!
The true thy chartered freemen are
of every age and clime.

One holy Church, one army strong;
one steadfast, high intent;
one working band, one harvest song,
one King omnipotent.

How purely hath thy speech come down
from man’s primeval youth!
How grandly hath thine empire grown
of freedom, love and truth!

How gleam thy watch fires through the night
with never fainting ray!
How rise thy towers, serene and bright,
to meet the dawning day!

In vain the surge’s angry shock,
in vain the drifting sands;
unharmed upon the eternal Rock
the eternal City stands

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Details

  • Tune: Richmond
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Thomas Haweis (1734 – 1820)
  • Lyricist: Samuel Johnson (1822 – 1882)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performances Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved

 

Behold, the great Creator (Kilmarnock) – Organ

Lyrics

Behold the great Creator makes
Himself a house of clay,
A robe of virgin flesh He takes
Which He will wear for ay.

Hark, hark, the wise eternal Word,
Like a weak infant cries!
In form of servant is the Lord,
And God in cradles lies.

This wonder struck the world amazed,
It shook the starry frame;
Squadrons of spirits stood and gazed,
Then down in troops they came.

Glad shepherds ran to view this sight;
A choir of angels sings,
And eastern sages with delight
Adore this King of kings.

Join then, all hearts that are not stone,
And all our voices prove,
To celebrate this holy One
The God of peace and love.

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Kilmarnock
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical Style: Carol
  • Composer: Neil Dougall (1776 – 1862)
  • Lyricist: Thomas Pestel (1585 -- 1659)
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Be thou my guardian and guide (Abridge)

Be Thou my Guardian and my guide -- Lyrics

Be Thou my Guardian and my guide;
And hear me when I call;
Let not my slippery footsteps slide,
And hold me lest I fall.

The world, the flesh, and Satan dwell
Around the path I tread;
O, save me from the snares of hell,
Thou quickener of the dead.

And if I tempted am to sin,
And outward things are strong,
Do Thou, O Lord, keep watch within,
And save my soul from wrong.

Still let me ever watch and pray,
And feel that I am frail;
That if the tempter cross my way,
Yet he may not prevail.

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Be thou my guardian and my guide (Abridge CM - 4 verses) - Organ
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Details

  • Tune: Abridge
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: General | Church Year: Trinity
  • Composer: Isaac Smith (1734 -- 1805)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Williams (1802-1865) in Hymns on the Catechism 1842
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

As pants the hart for cooling streams (Martyrdom)

Hymn – As pants the hart for cooling streams – Lyrics

As pants the hart for cooling streams,
When heated in the chase,
So longs my soul, O God, for Thee
And Thy refreshing grace.

For Thee, my God, the living God,
My thirsty soul doth pine;
O, when shall I behold Thy face,
Thou majesty divine?

Why restless, why cast down, my soul?
Hope still; and thou shalt sing
The praise of Him who is thy God,
Thy health’s eternal spring.

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

Score

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Details

  • Tune: Martyrdom
  • Meter: CM
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Hugh Wilson (1766 – 1824)
  • Lyricist: Psalm 42 in Hymnal: New Version Publisher: Tate and Brady (1696)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Amazing Grace

Hymn -- Amazing Grace -- Lyrics

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

T’was grace that taught my heart to fear.
And grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
‘Tis grace that brought me safe thus far
and grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.

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Amazing Grace
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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Amazing grace
  • Meter: CM
  • Verses: 6
  • Style: Traditional American
  • Church Year: Weddings, Lent
  • Composer: Unknown -- American folk melody arranged Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: John Newton (1725 -- 1807)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (St Fulbert CM)

Lyrics

Ye choirs of new Jerusalem,
Your sweetest notes employ,
The Paschal victory to hymn
In strains of holy joy.

For Judah’s Lion bursts His chains,
And crushed the serpent’s head;
And brought with him, from Death’s domains
The long imprisoned dead.

From hell’s devouring jaws the prey
Alone our Leader bore;
His ransomed hosts pursue their way
Where Jesus goes before.

Triumphant in His glory now
His sceptre ruleth all;
Earth, Heav’n and Hell before him bow
And at his footsteps fall.

While joyful thus his praise we sing,
His mercy we implore,
Into His palace bright to bring
And keep us evermore.

All glory to the Father be,
All glory to the Son,
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee,
While endless ages run.

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Details

  • Tune: St Fulbert
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Henry John Gauntlett (1805 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: St Fulbert of Chartres (952 – 1028)
  • Translator: Robert Campbell (1814 – 1868)
  • Church Year: Easter | Church Year: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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O for a thousand tongues to sing (Selby CM)

  • Tune: Selby
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Alfred James Eyre (1853 – 1919)
  • Church Year: Advent and General
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Lyrics Copyright © Public Domain
  • Music Copyright © Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn – O for a thousand tongues to sing – Lyrics

Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my god and King,
The triumphs of his grace!

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
’Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’Tis life, and health, and peace.

He breaks the power of cancelled sin;
He sets the prisoner free.
His blood can make the foulest clean;
His blood avails for me.

He speaks, and, listening to His voice,
New life the dead receive,
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
The humble poor believe.

Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb,
Your loosened tongues employ;
Ye blind, behold your Saviour come,
And leap, ye lame, for joy.

My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honours of your name.

Happy are they, they that love God (Binchester)

Lyrics

Happy are they, they that love God,
whose hearts have Christ confessed,
who by his cross have found their life,
and ‘neath his yoke their rest.

Glad is the praise, sweet are the songs,
when they together sing;
and strong the prayers that bow the ear
of heaven’s eternal King.

Christ to their homes giveth his peace,
and makes their loves his own:
but ah, what tares the evil one
hath in his garden sown.

Sad were our lot, evil this earth,
did not its sorrows prove
the path whereby the sheep may find
the fold of Jesus’ love.

Then shall they know, they that love him,
how all their pain is good;
and death itself cannot unbind
their happy brotherhood.

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Details

  • Tune: Binchester
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Baroque
  • Church Year: Lent, Passiontide
  • Composer: William Croft (1678 – 1727)
  • Lyricist: Charles Coffin (1676 – 1749) based on “O quam juvat”
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name (Miles Lane) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 6 verses

Suggested uses include General, Christ the King, Palm Sunday, Easter

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lyrics by Edward Perronet (1726 – 1792). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Miles Lane – Public Domain.
  • Composer: William Shrubsole (1760 – 1806)
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900136

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