And now, O Father, mindful of the love (Gibbons Song 1)

Lyrics

And now, O Father, mindful of the love
That bought us, once for all, on Calvary’s tree,
And having with us Him that pleads above,
We here present, we here spread forth to Thee,
That only offering perfect in Thine eyes,
The one true, pure, immortal sacrifice.

Look, Father, look on His anointed face,
And only look on us as found in Him;
Look not on our misusings of Thy grace,
Our prayer so languid, and our faith so dim;
For lo! between our sins and their reward,
We set the passion of Thy Son our Lord.

And then for those, our dearest and our best,
By this prevailing presence we appeal;
O fold them closer to Thy mercy’s breast!
O do Thine utmost for their souls’ true weal!
From tainting mischief keep them white and clear,
And crown Thy gifts with strength to persevere.

And so we come; O draw us to Thy feet,
Most patient Saviour, Who canst love us still!
And by this food, so awful and so sweet,
Deliver us from every touch of ill:
In Thine own service make us glad and free,
And grant us nevermore to part with Thee.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Song 1
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
  • Church Year: Lent
  • Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1583 – 1625)
  • Lyricist: William Bright (1824 – 1901)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Arise and sing a joyful song (Morning Song)

Lyrics

Published with Permission of the author: Rev. Brian L. Penney

1. Arise and sing a joyful song,
All you who dwell on earth;
Let ev’ry heart and ev’ry tongue
Proclaim the Savior’s birth.

2. Behold the Son was virgin-born,
By God’s mysterious pow’r;
Into this world, by sin destroyed,
He came at life’s dark hour.

3. The Light of life, incarnate Word,
The prophets did record;
Took on Himself the form of man,
That man might be restored.

4. In sacrificial love He came
And for our fallen race;
Upon Himself He took God’s wrath,
In death He took our place.

5. Now with the angels praise the One
Who bore our sins away;
With love, and joy, and gratitude,
Hail Him this Christmas day.

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Details

  • Tune: Morning Song
  • Meter: 86 86
  • Style: Carol
  • Composer: Unknown collected by Publisher: John Wyeth in Hymnal: Repository of Sacred Music II, 1813
  • Lyricist: Brian L. Penney
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Brian L. Penney 2008 – Used with Permission
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.

Arise and greet the Lord of light (Repton)

  • Tune: Repton
  • Meter: 86 88 6
  • Church Year: General | Church Year: Candlemas
  • Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 – 1918)
  • Lyricist: Michael Forster (b.1946)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 1993 Kevin Mayhew Ltd
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.
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Angel-voices ever singing (Angel-Voices)

Hymn – Angel-Voices ever singing – Lyrics

Angel voices, ever singing, round Thy throne of light,
Angel harps, forever ringing, rest not day or night;
Thousands only live to bless Thee, and confess Thee Lord of might.

Thou Who art beyond the farthest mortal eye can scan,
Can it be that Thou regardest songs of sinful man?
Can we feel that Thou art near us and wilt hear us? Yea, we can.

Yea, we know Thy love rejoices o’er each work of Thine;
Thou didst ears and hands and voices for Thy praise combine;
Craftsman’s art and music’s measure for Thy pleasure didst design.

Here, great God, today we offer of Thine own to Thee;
And for Thine acceptance proffer, all unworthily,
Hearts and minds, and hands and voices, in our choicest melody.

Honour, glory, might and merit, Thine shall ever be,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, blessed Trinity;
Of the best that Thou hast given Earth and Heaven render Thee.

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Details

  • Tune: Angel-voices
  • Meter: 85 85 84 3
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1819 – 1900)
  • Lyricist: Francis Pott (1832 – 1909)
  • Church Year: General | Church Year: Ascension | Church Year: Epiphany | Church Year: Pentecost
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

And now, O Father, mindful of the love (Undes Et Memores) – Organ

Hymn – And now, O Father, mindful of the love – Lyrics

And now, O Father, mindful of the love
That bought us, once for all, on Calvary’s tree,
And having with us Him that pleads above,
We here present, we here spread forth to Thee,
That only offering perfect in Thine eyes,
The one true, pure, immortal sacrifice.

Look, Father, look on His anointed face,
And only look on us as found in Him;
Look not on our misusings of Thy grace,
Our prayer so languid, and our faith so dim;
For lo! between our sins and their reward,
We set the passion of Thy Son our Lord.

And then for those, our dearest and our best,
By this prevailing presence we appeal;
O fold them closer to Thy mercy’s breast!
O do Thine utmost for their souls’ true weal!
From tainting mischief keep them white and clear,
And crown Thy gifts with strength to persevere.

And so we come; O draw us to Thy feet,
Most patient Saviour, Who canst love us still!
And by this food, so awful and so sweet,
Deliver us from every touch of ill:
In Thine own service make us glad and free,
And grant us nevermore to part with Thee.

Recordings

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Details

  • Tune: Undes Et Memores
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
  • Church Year: Lent
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Orchestral arrangement: Richard Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: William Bright (1824 – 1901)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

And did those feet in ancient times (Jerusalem – 2 Verses) – for Organ

Organ Version – Also see version for Orchestra

Lyrics

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen!
And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold:
Bring me my Chariot of fire!
I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England’s green and pleasant Land.

Recordings

Organ Version – Also see version for Orchestra

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Video from Wedding Songs Vol. 1

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 Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Jerusalem
  • Meter: DLM
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday, Church Year: Weddings
  • Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 – 1918)
  • Lyricist: William Blake (1757 – 1827)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.

And can it be (Sagina 5 Verses) – Organ

See alas And can it be (Sabina 5 verses) – Brass Band

Hymn – And can it be – Lyrics

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Saviour’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain—
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies:
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
Let angel minds inquire no more.

He left His Father’s throne above
So free, so infinite His grace—
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!

Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray—
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Sagina
  • Meter: 88 88 88 extended
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Thomas Campbell (1825 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900038
  • UPC: 5060707370351

Amazing Grace

  • 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.

Recordings

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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.

Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (St Fulbert CM)

Hymn – Ye choirs of new Jerusalem – 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.

Recording

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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
  • Performance Copyright  ℗  2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Ye sons of men, a feeble race (Windsor Revised)

Hymn – Ye sons of men, a feeble race – Lyrics

Let all the earth, all time and space,
all people, everywhere,
come make the Lord your dwelling place,
come, try and trust God’s care.
God, I’ll sing praises to your name,
and in your strength rejoice;
when your salvation is my theme,
exalted be my voice!

You give the angels charge to keep
my feet in all your ways;
they watch my pillow while I sleep,
and guard my waking days.
Their hands shall bear me, lest I fall
and dash against the stones;
are they not servants at your call,
to guard your faithful ones?

“Because you set your love on me,
I’ll save you,” (says the Lord);
“I’ll keep your soul most willingly,
with my all-powerful word.
For those to whom my name is known,
I’ll honour them in heaven;
there my salvation shall be shown,
and endless life be given.”

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Windsor Revised
  • Meter: 86 86 86 86
  • Style: Renaissance
  • Usage: General, Lent
  • Composer: Christopher Tye (1505 – 1573)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748) based upon based upon Psalm 91.
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.