At the Lamb’s high feast we sing (Salzburg) – Organ and Descant

Lyrics

1. At the Lamb’s high feast we sing
praise to our victorious King,
who has washed us in the tide
flowing from his pierced side;
praise we him whose love divine
gives his sacred blood for wine,
gives his body for the feast,
Christ the victim, Christ the priest.

2. Where the paschal blood is poured,
death’s dark angel sheathes his sword;
Israel’s hosts triumphant go
through the wave that drowns the foe.
Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed,
paschal victim, paschal bread;
with sincerity and love
eat we manna from above.

3. Mighty victim from the sky,
pow’rs of hell beneath thee lie;
death is conquered in the fight,
thou hast brought us life and light:
hymns of glory and of praise,
risen Lord, to thee we raise;
holy Father, praise to thee,
with the Spirit, ever be.

4. Easter triumph, Easter joy,
nothing now can this destroy;
from sin’s pow’r do thou set free
souls new-born, O Lord, in thee.
Hymns of glory and of praise,
risen Lord, to thee we raise;
holy Father, praise to thee,
with the Spirit, ever be.

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  • Tune: Salzburg
  • Meter: 77 77 D
  • Style: Baroque
  • Composer: Jacob Hintze (1622 – 1702) harmonised by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: Unknown ‘Ad regias Agni dapes’ (7th Century) translated by Robert Campbell (1814 – 1868)
  • Church Year: Easter
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Sing we a song of high revolt (Cannons – 4 verses) – Organ

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  • Tune: Cannons
  • Meter: LM
  • Verses: 4
  • Lyricist: Fred Kaan (1929 –  2009)
  • Style: Baroque
  • Church Year: Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, General
  • Composer: Georg Friderich Händel (1695 – 1759)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 1968 Stainer & Bell
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain Rights Reserved

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Old Hundredth) – Organ

Lyrics

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amen.

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  • Tune: Old Hundredth
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Reformation German
  • Composer: Louis Bourgeois (c.1510 – 1559) a tune from Hymnal: Genevan Psalter, (1551) created under the supervision of Publisher: John Calvin
  • Lyricist: Thomas Ken (1637 – 1711)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Awake our souls (St Petersburg) – Organ

Lyrics

1 Awake, our souls; away, our fears;
let every trembling thought be gone;
awake and run the heavenly race,
and put a cheerful courage on.

2 True, ’tis a strait and thorny road,
and mortal spirits tire and faint;
but they forget the mighty God
that feeds the strength of every saint:

3 The mighty God, whose matchless power
is ever new and ever young,
and firm endures, while endless years
their everlasting circles run.

4 From thee, the overflowing spring,
our souls shall drink a fresh supply,
while such as trust their native strength
shall melt away, and droop, and die.

5 Swift as an eagle cuts the air,
we’ll mount aloft to thine abode;
on wings of love our souls shall fly,
nor tire amidst the heavenly road.

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  • Tune: Saint Petersburg
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Dmytro Stepanovych Bortniansky (1751 – 1825)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748) based on Isaiah 40:28-31
  • Church Year: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Awake, awake: fling off the night! (Deus Tuorum Militum) – Organ

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  • Tune: Nun Lasst Uns Gott
  • Verses: 4
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Grenoble Antiphoner (1753)
  • Lyricist: John Raphael Peacey (1896 – 1971)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright Revd. Mary J. Hancock
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Spirit of Mercy, truth and love (Warrington – 3 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Spirit of mercy, truth, and love,
O shed thine influence from above,
and still from age to age convey
the wonders of this sacred day.

In every clime, by every tongue,
be God’s surpassing glory sung;
let all the listening earth be taught
the acts our great Redeemer wrought.

Unfailing comfort, heavenly guide,
still o’er thy holy church preside;
still let us all thy blessings prove,
Spirit of mercy, truth, and love.

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  • Tune: Warrington
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Ralph Harrison (1748 – 1810)
  • Lyricist: Unknown from Foundling Hospital Collection (1774)
  • Lyrics and Music Copyright Public Domain
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My gracious Lord (Warrington – 5 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

My gracious Lord, I own thy right
to ev’ry service I can pay;
and call it my supreme delight
to hear thy dictates and obey.

What is my being but for thee,
its sure support, its noblest end,
thy ever-smiling face to see
and serve the cause of such a friend?

I would not breathe for worldly joy,
or to increase my worldly good,
nor future days or pow’rs employ
to spread a sounding name abroad;

But to my Saviour I would live,
to him who for my ransom died;
nor could untainted Eden give
such bliss as blossoms at his side.

His work my later tears shall bless,
when youthful vigour is no more,
and my last hour of life confess
his love hath animating pow’r.

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  • Tune: Warrington
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Ralph Harrison (1748 – 1810)
  • Lyricist: Philip Doddridge (1702 – 1751)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗  2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun (Truro) – Organ with Trumpet Descant

Hymn- Jesus shall reign where’er the sun – Lyrics

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His Name.

Blessings abound wherever He reigns;
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blessed.

As rain on meadows newly mown,
So shall He send his influence down:
His grace on fainting souls distills,
Like heav’nly dew on thirsty hills.

Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud amen!

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  • Tune: Truro
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Usage: General, Epiphany, Trinity
  • Composer: Thomas Williams in Psalmodia Evangelica (1789)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright © 2011 – 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun (Truro) – Orchestra

Hymn- Jesus shall reign where’er the sun – Lyrics

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His Name.

Blessings abound wherever He reigns;
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blessed.

As rain on meadows newly mown,
So shall He send his influence down:
His grace on fainting souls distills,
Like heav’nly dew on thirsty hills.

Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud amen!

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  • Tune: Truro
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Usage: General, Epiphany, Trinity
  • Composer: Thomas Williams in Psalmodia Evangelica (1789)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright © 2011 – 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

We have a gospel to proclaim (Fulda) – Organ

Hymn – We have a gospel to proclaim – Lyrics

Lyrics Copyright Rev. Edward Burns, Permission being sought to publish.

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  • Tune: Fulda
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: William Gardiner
  • Orchestral arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Edward Joseph Burns (b. 1938)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Rev. Edward Burns, All Rights Reserved
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 – 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.