Lord, Teach Us How To Pray Aright (Saint Hugh) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Lord, teach us how to pray aright
With reverence and with fear;
Though dust and ashes in thy sight,
We may, we must, draw near.

2. We perish if we cease from prayer:
O grant us power to pray;
And, when to meet thee we prepare,
Lord, meet us by the way.

3. God of all grace, we bring to thee
A broken, contrite heart;
Give what thine eye delights to see,
Truth in the inward part;

4. Faith in the only sacrifice
That can for sin atone,
To cast our hopes, to fix our eyes,
On Christ, on Christ alone;

5. Patience to watch and wait and weep,
Though mercy long delay;
Courage our fainting souls to keep,
And trust thee though thou slay.

6. Give these, and then thy will be done;
Thus, strengthened with all might,
We, through thy Spirit and thy Son,
Shall pray, and pray aright.

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Details

    • Tune: St Hugh
    • Meter: CM
    • Style: Victorian Hymn
    • Composer: Edward John Hopkins (1818 – 1901)
    • Lyricist: James Montgomery (1771 – 1854)
    • Church Year: General, Lent, Ash Wednesday
    • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
    • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.
    • ISRC: UKTU21900069
    • UPC: 5060707370634

Blest Creator of the Light (Vienna) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Blest Creator of the light,
making day with radiance bright,
thou didst o’er the forming earth
give the golden light its birth.

2. Thou didst mark the night from day
with the dawn’s first piercing ray:
darkness now is drying nigh;
listen to our humble cry.

3. May we ne’er by guilt depressed
lose the way to endless rest;
nor with idle thoughts and vain
bind our souls to earth again.

4. Rather may we heav’nward rise
where eternal treasure lies;
purified by grace within,
hating ev’ry deed of sin.

5. Holy Father, hear our cry
through thy Son our Lord most high,
who our thankful hearts adore
with the Spirit evermore.

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Details

  • Tune: Vienna
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Justin Heinrich Knecht (1752 – 1817)
  • Lyricist: Unknown office hymn traditionally sung at Sunday Vespers between Epiphany and Lent and following Pentecost.
  • Translator: John Chandler (1806 – 1876)
  • Church Year: General, Lent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900068
  • UPC: 5060707370627

A Carolling! A Carolling! (Ellacombe) – Organ

Lyrics

A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of the Saviour’s birth;
Of shepherds and of angels,
Of peace on all the Earth.
A carolling! A carolling!
The songs so full of joy.
Sing with the heav’nly choir above
That praised the infant boy.

A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of the guiding star;
Of shepherds and of wise men
Of how they journeyed far.
A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of that glorious day
When God came down to our world,
A baby in the hay.

A carolling! A carolling!
A story of God’s love:
The Christ child in the manger,
Who came from up above.
A carolling! A carolling!
Our song will never end,
Till every person, everywhere,
Knows Jesus Christ as friend.

Lyrics Copyright © 2010 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Ellacombe
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Conrad Kocher (1786 – 1872)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2010 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900002
  • UID: 5060707370023

Let the church bells ring out (Moody – 3 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Let the church bells ring out ‘cross the Earth,
To tell the world of the Saviour’s birth.
The joyful songs by the people sung,
proclaim the birth of the holy One.

Star shining bright at the ending day,
Led men to where the infant Christ lay,
They worshipped Him in those days of old,
With their gifts of myrrh, incense and gold.

Still we today, with a joyful cry,
Lift hearts to voices up to the sky,
The bells that ring out across the earth,
Proclim the news of the Saviour’s birth.

Lyrics Copyright © 2011 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Moody
  • Meter: 99 99
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Daniel Brink Towner (1850 – 1919)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2011 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900061
  • UID: 5060707370580

Thou didst leave thy throne (Margaret – 5 verses) – Organ/Trumpet Descant

Lyrics

1. Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown,
When Thou camest to earth for me;
But in Bethlehem’s home was there found no room
For Thy holy nativity.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

2. Heaven’s arches rang when the angels sang,
Proclaiming Thy royal degree;
But of lowly birth didst Thou come to earth,
And in great humility.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

3. The foxes found rest, and the birds their nest
In the shade of the forest tree;
But Thy couch was the sod, O Thou Son of God,
In the deserts of Galilee.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

4. Thou camest, O Lord, with the living word
That should set Thy people free;
But with mocking scorn, and with crown of thorn,
They bore Thee to Calvary.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

5. When the heavens shall ring, and the angels sing,
At Thy coming to victory,
Let Thy voice call me home, saying “Yet there is room,
There is room at My side for thee.”
My heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus,
When Thou comest and callest for me.

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Details

  • Tune: Margaret
  • Meter: 10 8 11 8 and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Carol
  • Church Year: Advent, Christmas
  • Composer: Timothy Richard Matthews (1826 – 1910)
  • Descant: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliot (1836 – 1897)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900060
  • UPC: 5060707370573

Angels Are Singing (Emmanuel Now) – Piano and SATB or Woodwind and Strings

Lyrics

1. Angels are singing high up in heaven,
Church bells are ringing on earth down below.
The world’s celebrating the birth of the Christchild.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
His glory does show.

2. Shepherds in fields were watching and waiting.
God’s angel singing, and all hea-vens ring.
He told them how God’s light would banish the dark-ness.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
All worship the king!

3. Bright star is shining high in the night sky.
Stopped o’er the stable where Jesus, He lay.
The babe in the manger, God’s love and God’s glory.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
All fol-low the star.

4. Softly and gently, Mary is singing,
We kneel to praise Him with Kings from afar.
The oxen are lowing, as all join in worship.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
Asleep in the hay.

5. Lifting our voices, we sing out praises
With heav’nly choirs our worship we bring.
We tell the great story of Jesus the Saviour.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
We worship our King!

Emmanuel, Emmanuel Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
We worship our King!

Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 5
  • Tune: Emmanuel Now
  • Meter: 10 10 12 13 5
  • Style: Classical Crossover, Early 21st Century
  • Usage: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Greg Scheer
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright © 2010 Greg Scheer
  • Arrangement: Copyright © 2019 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2010 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900057
  • UID: 50607073705457

Ye servants of God (Paderborn 4 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

1. You servants of God, your Master proclaim,
And publish abroad his wonderful name;
The name all-victorious of Jesus extol;
His kingdom is glorious and rules over all.

2. God rules in the height, almighty to save;
Though hid from our sight, his presence we have;
The great congregation his triumph shall sing,
Ascribing salvation to Jesus our King.

3. “Salvation to God, who sits on the throne!”
Let all cry aloud, and honour the Son;
The praises of Jesus the angels proclaim,
Fall down on their faces and worship the Lamb.

4. Then let us adore and give him his right:
All glory and power, all wisdom and might,
All honour and blessing with angels above
And thanks never ceasing for infinite love.

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Details

  • Tune: Paderborn
  • Meter: 10 10 11 11
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: General, Christ the King
  • Composer: From Paderborn Gesangbuch (1765)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900056
  • UID: 5060707370542

Ye servants of the Lord (Narenza) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Ye servants of the Lord,
each in his office wait,
observant of his heavenly word,
and watchful at his gate.

2. Let all your lamps be bright,
and trim the golden flame;
gird up your loins as in his sight,
for aweful is his name.

3. Watch! ’tis your Lord’s command,
and while we speak, he’s near;
mark the first signal of his hand,
and ready all appear.

4. O happy servant he
in such a posture found!
he shall his Lord with rapture see,
and be with honour crowned.

5. Christ shall the banquet spread
with his own royal hand,
and raise that faithful servant’s head
amid the angelic band.

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Details

  • Tune: Narenza
  • Meter: SM
  • Style: Renaissance
  • Usage: General, Advent
  • Composer: From Johannes Leisentritt’s “Catholicum Hymnologium Germanicum” 1584
  • Arranger: William Henry Havergal (1793 – 1870)
  • Lyricist: Philip Dodderidge (1702 – 1751)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900055
  • UID: 5060707370535

O praise ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum – Parry) – Organ

Lyrics

O praise ye the Lord! praise Him in the height;
Rejoice in His Word, ye angels of light;
Ye heavens, adore Him by Whom ye were made,
And worship before Him in brightness arrayed.

O praise ye the Lord! Praise Him upon earth,
In tuneful accord, ye sons of new birth;
Praise Him Who hath brought you His grace from above,
Praise Him Who hath taught you to sing of His love.

O praise ye the Lord! All things that give sound;
Each jubilant chord re-echo around;
Loud organs, His glory forth tell in deep tone,
And sweet harp, the story of what He hath done.

O praise ye the Lord! Thanksgiving and song
To Him be outpoured all ages along!
For love in creation, for Heaven restored,
For grace of salvation, O praise ye the Lord!

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Laudate Dominum – Parry
  • Meter: 10 10 11 11
  • Verses: 4
  • Style: Victorian Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 – 1918)
  • Lyricist: Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1877)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Whenever days are darkened (Merthyr Cynog) – Piano, Flute and Horn

Lyrics

Wondrous Heavenly Love    7686 D

Whenever days are darkened
I think on Jesus’ Name:
To let the light come flooding in,
For soul’s release He came.
That blesséd Name I love to hear,
The Name that casts away my fear,
That overflows me from above:
O!  Wondrous, heavenly love!

If times I feel that I’m alone,
I think on Jesus’ Name:
To feel His gentle touch once more,
Upon this ailing frame.
That shepherd’s touch, for me He cares,
The Father’s love with me He shares,
Then overflowing from above,
O!  Wondrous, heavenly love!

When the days have brightened,
I think on Jesus’ Name:
To know He’s always with me,
Constantly the same.
Securely by my Saviour’s side,
Evermore to keep and guide,
Then overflowing from above,
Such wondrous, heavenly love!

Lyrics © 1998 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Merthyr Cynog
  • Meter: 76 86 D
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Usage: General
  • Composer and Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1973)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1998 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Arrangment Copyright © 2019 Richard M S Irwin
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900051
  • UPC: 5060707370481