Take Up Thy Cross, The Saviour Said (Breslau) – Organ

Lyrics -- 6 verses

Suitable for: Lent, Passiontide, Good Friday

Take up thy cross, the Saviour said,
If thou wouldst My disciple be;
Deny thyself, the world forsake,
And humbly follow after Me.

Take up thy cross, let not its weight
Fill thy weak spirit with alarm;
His strength shall bear thy spirit up,
And brace thy heart and nerve thine arm.

Take up thy cross, nor heed the shame,
Nor let thy foolish pride rebel;
Thy Lord for thee the cross endured,
And saved thy soul from death and hell.

Take up thy cross then in His strength,
And calmly sin’s wild deluge brave,
’Twill guide thee to a better home,
It points to glory o’er the grave.

Take up thy cross and follow Christ,
Nor think til death to lay it down;
For only those who bear the cross
May hope to wear the glorious crown.

To Thee, great Lord, the One in Three,
All praise forevermore ascend:
O grant us in our home to see
The heavenly life that knows no end.

Lyrics by Charles William Everest (1814 -- 1877). Public Domain

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  • Tune: Breslau
  • Meter: LM
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal ‘As Hymnodus Sacer’ arranged by Felix Mendelssohn (1809 -- 1847)
  • Music Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900111

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Ride on! ride on in majesty! (Winchester New)

Hymn -- Ride on! ride on in majesty! -- Lyrics

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
Hark! all the tribes hosanna cry;
O Saviour meek, pursue thy road
with palms and scattered garments strowed.

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
O Christ, thy triumphs now begin
o’er captive death and conquered sin.

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
The angel-squadrons of the sky
look down with sad and wondering eyes
to see the approaching sacrifice.

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh;
the Father on his sapphire throne
expects his own anointed Son.

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
bow thy meek head to mortal pain,
then take, O God, thy power, and reign.

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  • Tune: Winchester New
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Baroque, Lutheran, Traditional German
  • Composer: Unknown from Musickalisches Handbuch (1690)
  • Lyricist: Henry Hart Milman (1791 -- 1868)
  • Church Year: Palm Sunday, Passiontide
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (Veni, Creator Spiritus) – Organ

Lyrics

English Translation

Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
and lighten with celestial fire.
Thou the anointing Spirit art,
who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart.

Thy blessed unction from above
is comfort, life, and fire of love.
Enable with perpetual light
the dullness of our blinded sight.

Anoint and cheer our soiled face
with the abundance of thy grace.
Keep far from foes, give peace at home:
where thou art guide, no ill can come.

Teach us to know the Father, Son,
and thee, of both, to be but One,
that through the ages all along,
this may be our endless song:

Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen

Latin Original

Veni, creator Spiritus
mentes tuorum visita,
imple superna gratia,
quae tu creasti pectora.

Qui diceris Paraclitus,
altissimi donum Dei,
fons vivus, ignis, caritas
et spiritalis unctio.

Tu septiformis munere,
digitus paternae dexterae
tu rite promissum Patris
sermone ditans guttura.

Accende lumen sensibus,
infunde amorem cordibus,
infirma nostri corporis,
virtute firmans perpeti.

Hostem repellas longius
pacemque dones protinus;
ductore sic te praevio
vitemus omne noxium.

Per te sciamus da Patrem
noscamus atque Filium,
te utriusque Spiritum
credamus omni tempore.

Deo Patri sit gloria,
et Filio qui a mortuis
Surrexit, ac Paraclito,
in saeculorum saecula.
Amen.

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  • Tune: Veni, Creator Spiritus
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Plainchant, Early Christian
  • Church Year: Baptism of Christ, Pentecost, All Souls
  • Composer: Unknown Melody from Hymnal: Proper Sarum
  • Lyricist: Rabanus Maurus Magnentius (c. 780 – 856)
  • Translator: John Cosin (1594 – 1672)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900047
  • UPC: 5060707370443

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New Every Morning Is The Love (Melcombe) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 6 verses

Meter: LM

New every morning is the love
Our wakening and uprising prove;
Through sleep and darkness safely brought,
Restored to life and power and thought.

New mercies, each returning day,
Hover around us while we pray;
New perils past, new sins forgiven,
New thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven.

If, on our daily course, our mind
Be set to hallow all we find,
New treasures still, of countless price,
God will provide for sacrifice.

Old friends, old scenes, will lovelier be,
As more of heaven in each we see;
Some softening gleam of love and prayer
Shall dawn on every cross and care.

The trivial round, the common task,
Will furnish all we ought to ask;
Room to deny ourselves, a road
To bring us daily nearer God.

Only, O Lord, in Thy dear love,
Fit us for perfect rest above,
And help us, this and every day,
To live more nearly as we pray.

Lyricist: John Keble (1796 – 1866) based on Lamentations 3.23. Public Domain

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  • Tune: Melcombe, composed  by Samuel Webbe (1740 – 1816). Public Domain.
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Glory to thee, my God, this night (Tallis’ Canon)

Lyrics – 5 verses

Glory to thee, my God, this night,
for all the blessings of the light:
keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
beneath thine own almighty wings.

Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
the ill that I this day have done;
that with the world, myself, and thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

Teach me to live, that I may dread
the grave as little as my bed;
teach me to die, that so I may
rise glorious at the awful day.

O may my soul on thee repose,
and with sweet sleep mine eyelids close;
sleep that shall me more vigorous make
to serve my God when I awake.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host:
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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  • Tune: Tallis’ Canon
  • Verses: 5
  • Meter: LM
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Thomas Tallis (c.1505 – 1585)
  • Lyricist: Thomas Ken  (1637 – 1710)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.

 

Forth in the peace of Christ we go (Duke Street)

Lyrics

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  • Tune: Duke Street
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: John Warrington Hatton (c. 1710 – 1793)
  • Lyricist: James Quinn (1919 – 2010)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
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Forth in Thy name, O Lord, I go (Angels’ Song)

Hymn – Forth in thy Name, O Lord I go – Lyrics

Forth in thy Name, O Lord, I go,
my daily labour to pursue;
thee, only thee, resolved to know
in all I think or speak or do.

The task thy wisdom hath assigned,
O let me cheerfully fulfil;
in all my works thy presence find,
and prove thy good and perfect will.

Thee may I set at my right hand,
whose eyes mine inmost substance see,
and labor on at thy command,
and offer all my works to thee.

Give me to bear thy easy yoke,
and every moment watch and pray,
and still to things eternal look,
and hasten to thy glorious day.

For thee delightfully employ
whate’er thy bounteous grace hath given;
and run my course with even joy,
and closely walk with thee to heav’n.

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  • Tune: Angels’ Song
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Renaissance
  • Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1583 – 1625) Descant arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2010 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Fight the good fight (Duke Street)

Hymn – Fight the good fight – Lyrics

1. Fight the good fight with all thy might.
Christ is thy strength and Christ thy right.
Lay hold on life, and it shall be
thy joy and crown eternally.

2. Run the straight race through God’s good grace;
lift up thine eyes, and seek Christ’s face.
Life with its way before us lies;
Christ is the path, and Christ the prize.

3. Cast care aside; lean on thy guide.
God’s boundless mercy will provide.
Trust, and thy trusting soul shall prove
Christ is its life, and Christ its love.

4. Faint not nor fear: God’s arms are near.
God changeth not, and thou art dear.
Only believe, and thou shalt see
that Christ is all in all to thee.

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  • Tune: Duke Street
  • Meter: LM
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: John Hatton (d. 1793)
  • Lyricist: John Samuel Bewley Monsell (1811 – 1875)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Awake my soul, and with the sun (Morning Hymn)

Lyrics

Part I
Awake, my soul, and with the sun
thy daily stage of duty run;
shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
to pay thy morning sacrifice.

Redeem thy misspent time that’s past,
And live this day as if the last;
Improve thy talent with due care;
For the great day thyself prepare

Let all thy converse be sincere,
Thy conscience as the noon-day clear;
Think how all-seeing God thy ways
And all thy secret thoughts surveys.

Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the angels bear thy part,
Who all night long unwearied sing
High praise to the eternal King.

Doxology
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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  • Tune: Morning Hymn
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: François-Hippolyte Barthélemon (1741 – 1808)
  • Lyricist: Thomas Ken (1637 – 1711)
  • Usage: All Souls, Morning Prayer, General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

The royal banners forward go (Gonfalon Royal)

  • Tune: Gonfalon Royal
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: Percy Carter Buck (1871 – 1947)
  • Lyricist: Venantius Fortunatus (530 – 609) translated by John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Church Year: Lent | Church Year: Passiontide
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn – The royal banners forward go – Lyrics

The royal banners forward go,
the cross shines forth in mystic glow;
where he in flesh, our flesh who made,
our sentence bore, our ransom paid.

There whilst he hung, his sacred side
by soldier’s spear was opened wide,
to cleanse us in that precious flood,
where mingled water flowed, and blood.

Fulfilled is all that David told
in true prophetic song of old,
amidst the nations, God, saith he,
hath reigned and triumphed from the tree.

O tree of beauty, tree most fair,
ordained those holy limbs to bear,
how bright in purple robe it stood,
the purple of a Saviour’s blood!

Upon its arms, like balance true,
he weighed the price for sinners due,
the price which none but he could pay,
and spoiled the spoiler of his prey.

To thee, eternal Three in One,
let homage meet by all be done:
whom by the cross thou dost restore,
preserve and govern evermore.