I have found a friend in Jesus (Salvationist) – Piano and Flute

Lyrics

I’ve found a friend in Jesus, He’s everything to me,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
The Lily of the Valley, in Him alone I see
All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole.
In sorrow He’s my comfort, in trouble He’s my stay;
He tells me every care on Him to roll.
Refrain:
He’s the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.

He all my grief has taken, and all my sorrows borne;
In temptation He’s my strong and mighty tow’r;
I’ve all for Him forsaken, and all my idols torn
From my heart and now He keeps me by His pow’r.
Though all the world forsake me, and Satan tempt me sore,
Through Jesus I shall safely reach the goal. Refrain

He’ll never, never leave me, nor yet forsake me here,
While I live by faith and do His blessed will;
A wall of fire about me, I’ve nothing now to fear,
From His manna He my hungry soul shall fill.
Then sweeping up to glory to see His blessed face,
Where rivers of delight shall ever roll. Refrain

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Salvationist
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: William Shakespeare Hays (1837 – 1907)
  • Lyricist: Charles William Fry (1838 – 1882)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900022
  • UPC: 5060707370184

Joshua fit de battle of Jericho

Hymn – Joshua fit de battle of Jericho – Lyrics

Joshua fit de battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho,
Joshua fit de battle of Jericho and the walls come a-tumblin’ down.
Good Morning Sister Mary,
Good morning Brother Joe.
Gonna tell you ‘bout good old Joshua and the battle of Jericho. Oh!
Refrain

You can talk about your king of Gideon,
You can brag about your man of Saul,
But there’s none like good old Joshua for to make dem, old walls fall. Oh!
Refrain

They tell me that the spear of Joshua was well nigh twelve foot tall
And upon his hip was the double-edged sword
And the man was gospel born. Oh!
Refrain

Up to the walls of Jericho
He marched with spear in hand.
“Go blow dem ram’s horns loud and clear
“For the battle am in my hand”. Oh!
Refrain

Then the ram-sheep’s horns ‘gan to blow,
So loudly did they sound.
Then all God’s children shouted out
And the walls come a-tumblin’ down, Oh!
The walls come a-tumblin’ down, Oh!
The walls come a-tumblin’ down!

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  • Tune: Joshua fit de battle of Jericho
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Spiritual
  • Composer: Unknown arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Usage: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Joshua fought the battle of Jericho (Joshua fit de battle of Jericho)

Hymn – Joshua fought the battle of Jericho – Lyrics

Refrain
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho.
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho,
And the walls came a tumbling down.

You can talk about your men of Gideon,
You can talk a-bout your men of Saul,
But there’s none like good old Joshua and the battle of Jericho. Oh!
Refrain

Joshua rose early in the morning,
That is when the trumpets blew.
They marched around the city, at the battle of Jericho. Oh!
Refrain

Right up to the walls of Jericho,
He marched with spear in hand,
He commanded the children to SHOUT! and the walls came a tumbling down. Oh!
And the walls came a tumbling down!

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  • Tune: Joshua fit de battle of Jericho
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Spiritual
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Usage: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2011 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Rise and shine

Hymn – Rise and shine – Lyrics

Rise and shine and give God His glory, glory.
Rise and shine and give God His glory, glory.
Rise and shine and give God His glory, glory.
Children of the Lord

1. The Lord said to Noah: ‘There’s gonna be a floody, floody,
Lord said to Noah: ‘There’s gonna be a floody, floody,
Get those children out of the muddy, muddy, children of the Lord.’
So Noah, he built Him, he built Him an arky, arky,
Noah, he built Him, he built Him an arky, arky,
Built it out of hickory barky, barky, children of the Lord. Refrain

2. The animals, they came on, they came on, by twosies, twosies,
Animals, they came on, they came on, by twosies, twosies,
Elephants and kangaroosies, roosies, children of the Lord.
It rained and poured for forty daysies, daysies,
Rained and poured for forty daysies, daysies
Nearly drove those animals crazies, crazies, children of the Lord. Refrain

3. The sun came out and dried up the landy landy,
Sun came out and dried up the landy landy,
Ev’rything was fine and dandy, dandy, children of the Lord.
If you get to heaven before I do-sies, do-sies,
You get to heaven before I do-sies, do-sies,
Tell those angels I’m comin’ too-sies, too-sies, children of the Lord. Refrain

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Details

  • Tune: Rise and shine
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Popular
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Unknown arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Seek ye first

Hymn – Seek ye first – Lyrics

1st Verse Copyright

Refrain
Alleluia, alleluia,
Alleluia, alleluia,
Allelu, alleluia,

2. You shall not live by bread alone,
but by ev’ty word
that proceeds from the mouth of God;
allelu, alleluia.

3. Ask and it shall be given unto you,
seek and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you;
allelu, alleluia.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Seek ye first
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Popular
  • Composer: Karen Lafferty (b. 1948)
  • Lyricist: Karen Lafferty (b. 1948) verse 1. Verse 2 and 3 based upon Matthew 6.33 and 7:7
  • Music and 1st Verse Lyrics Copyright © 1972 Maranatha!Music
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Tis the gift to be simple (Simple Gifts)

Hymn – ‘Tis the gift to be simple – Lyrics

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gain’d,
To bow and to bend we shan’t be asham’d,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come ’round right.

‘Tis the gift to be loved and that love to return,
‘Tis the gift to be taught and a richer gift to learn,
And when we expect of others what we try to live each day,
Then we’ll all live together and learn to say,
(refrain)

‘Tis the gift to have friends and a true friend to be,
‘Tis the gift to think of others not to only think of “me”,
And when we hear what others really think and really feel,
Then we’ll all live together with a love that is real.
(refrain)

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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Simple Gifts
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Traditional Shaker
  • Church Year: Weddings
  • Composer: Joseph Brackett (1797–1882) arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Joseph Brackett (1797–1882) and others
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

This little light of mine

Hymn – This little light of mine – Lyrics

This little light of mine, I’m gon’na to let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gon’na to let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gon’na to let it shine,
Let shine, let it  shine, let it shine.

The light that shines is the light of love;
Lights the darkness from above.
It shines on me and it shines on you,
And show what the power of love can do.
Gon’na shine my light both far and near,
Gon’na shine my light both bright and clear.
If there’s a dark corner in this land,
I’m gonna let my little light shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gon’na to let it shine. . .  

On Monday, He gave me the gift of love;
Tuesday, peace came from above.
On Wednesday he told me to have more faith;
On Thursday He gave me a little more grace.
Friday, He told me to watch and pray
Saturday, He told me just what to say,
On Sunday He gave me the power divine
To let my little light shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gon’na to let it shine. . . 

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  • Tune: This little light of mine
  • Style: Spiritual
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Unknown Traditional
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Will your anchor hold

Hymn – Will your anchor hold – Lyrics

Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift, or firm remain?
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love.

It is safely moored, ’twill the storm withstand,
For ’tis well secured by the Savior’s hand;
And the cables, passed from His heart to mine,
Can defy that blast, thro’ strength divine. Refrain

Will your anchor hold in the Straits of Fear,
When the breakers roar and the reef is near?
Though the surges rave, and the wild winds blow,
Shall the angry waves then your bark o’erflow? Refrain

Will your anchor hold in the Floods of Death,
When the waters cold chill your latest breath?
On the rising tide it can never fail,
While your anchor holds within the Veil. Refrain

Will your eyes behold through the morning light
The city of gold, our harbour bright?
We shall anchor safe by the heav’nly shore,
When life’s storms are past forevermore. Refrain

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Details

  • Tune: Will your anchor hold
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1838 – 1921)
  • Lyricist: Priscilla Jane Owens (1829 – 1899)
  • Church Year: General, Lent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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The First Noel – Organ and Brass Descant

Lyrics

The first Noel, the angels say
To Bethlehem’s shepherds as they lay.
At midnight watch, when keeping sheep,
The winter wild, the light snow deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

The shepherds rose, and saw a star
Bright in the East, beyond them far,
Its beauty gave them great delight,
This star it set now day nor night.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

Now by the light of this bright star
Three wise men came from country far;
They sought a king, such their intent,
The star their guide where’er it went.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

Then drawing nigh to the northwest,
O’er Bethlehem town it took its rest;
The wise men learnt its cause of stay,
And found the place where Jesus lay.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

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The First Nowell

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: The First Nowell
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Carol
  • Composer: Unknown traditional English melody
  • Arranger: John Stainer (1840 – 1901)
  • Lyricist: William Sandy (1792 – 1874)
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

See Him lying on a bed of straw (Calypso Carol)

Lyrics

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Calypso Carol
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Traditional Caribbean, Calypso, Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer and Lyricist: Michael Arnold Perry (1942 – 1996)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1965 Michael Perry/Jubliate Hymns.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.