Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation (Westminster Abbey) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 4 verses

Meter: 87 87 87

Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ the head and cornerstone,
chosen of the Lord, and precious,
binding all the Church in one;
holy Zion’s help for ever,
and her confidence alone.

To this temple, where we call thee,
come, O Lord of Hosts, today;
with thy wonted loving-kindness
hear thy servants as they pray,
and thy fullest benediction
shed within its walls alway.

Here vouchsafe to all thy servants
what they ask of thee of gain;
what they gain from thee, for ever
with the blessèd to retain,
and hereafter in thy glory
evermore with thee to reign.

Laud and honor to the Father,
laud and honor to the Son,
laud and honor to the Spirit,
ever Three, and ever One,
consubstantial, co-eternal,
while unending ages run.

Lyrics from “Urbs beata Jerusalem” (c. 7th century), translated John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866). Public Domain

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  • Tune: Westminster Abbey, composed by Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695) and  arranged by Ernest Hawkins (1802 – 1868). Public Domain.
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Christ is the world’s true Light (Rinkart – Kommt Seelen)

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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Rinkart (Kommt Seelen)
  • Meter: 67 67 66 66
  • Style: Baroque, Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: George Wallace Briggs (1875 – 1959)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Oxford University Press
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Child in the manger (Bunessan)

Lyrics

Child in the manger, Infant of Mary,
Outcast and Stranger, Lord of all,
Child Who inherits all our transgressions,
All our demerits on Him fall.

Once the most holy Child of salvation
Gently and lowly lived below.
Now as our glorious mighty Redeemer,
See Him victorious o’er each foe.

Prophets foretold Him, Infant of wonder;
Angels behold Him on His throne.
Worthy our Savior of all our praises;
Happy forever are His own.

The original Gaelic version of this carol can be found here: Leanabh an àigh

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Details

  • Tune: Bunessan
  • Meter: 55 54 D
  • Style: Traditional Gaelic, Celtic, Scottish, Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown
  • arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Ma­ry M. Mac­don­ald (1789-1872) in Gaelic
  • English language Translator: Lach­lan Mac­bean (1853-1931) in Hymnal: Songs and Hymns of the Gael (published Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land: 1888).
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Brother, let me be your servant (The Servant song)

  • Tune: The servant song
  • Meter: SM
  • Style: Popular
  • Composer: Richard Gillard
  • Lyricist: Richard Gillard
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1977 Scripture in Song/Maranatha!Music Administered by: CopyCare P.O. Box 77, Hailsham BN27 3EF UK [email protected].

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Brightest and best (Epithany)

Lyrics

Brightest and Best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness and lend us Thine aid;
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

Cold on His cradle the dewdrops are shining;
Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall;
Angels adore Him in slumber reclining,
Maker and Monarch and Savior of all!

Say, shall we yield Him, in costly devotion,
Odours of Edom and offerings divine?
Gems of the mountain and pearls of the ocean,
Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine?

Vainly we offer each ample oblation,
Vainly with gifts would His favor secure;
Richer by far is the heart’s adoration,
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Epiphany
  • Meter: 11 10 11 10
  • Style: Victorian Carol Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Joseph Francis Thrupp (1827 – 1867)
  • This version arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Reginald Heber (1783 – 1826)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Breathe on me breath of God (Carlisle)

Breathe on me, Breath of God Lyrics

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
fill me with life anew,
that I may love what thou dost love,
and do what thou wouldst do.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
until my heart is pure,
until with thee I will one will,
to do and to endure.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
till I am wholly thine,
till all this earthly part of me
glows with thy fire divine.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
so shall I never die,
but live with thee the perfect life
of thine eternity.

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  • Tune: Carlisle
  • Meter: SM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: General | Church Year: Pentecost
  • Composer: Charles Lockhart (1745 – 1815)
  • Lyricist: Edwin Hatch (1835 – 1889)
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Bread of heaven, on thee we feed

Lyrics

Bread of heaven, on thee I feed,
For Thy flesh is meat indeed:
Ever may my soul be fed
With this true and living bread;
Day by day with strength supplied
Through the life of Him who died.

Vine of heaven, Thy blood supplies
This blest cup of sacrifice:
‘Tis Thy wounds my healing give;
To Thy cross I look and live:
Thou my life, oh let me be
Rooted, grafted, built on thee!

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  • Tune: Bread of heaven
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William Dalrymple Maclagan (1826 – 1910)
  • Lyricist: Josiah Conder (1789 – 1855)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Born in the night, Mary’s child (Mary’s child)

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Mary’s child
  • Meter: 76 76
  • Style: Mid 20th Century Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Geoffrey Ainger (b. 1925)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Geoffrey Ainger (b. 1925)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1964 Stainer & Bell Ltd
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Blest are the pure in heart (Franconia)

Lyrics

Blest are the pure in heart,
For they shall see our God;
The secret of the Lord is theirs;
Their soul is Christ’s abode.

The Lord, Who left the heavens
Our life and peace to bring,
To dwell in lowliness with men
Their Pattern and their King.

Still to the lowly soul
He doth Himself impart;
And for His dwelling and His throne
Chooseth the pure in heart.

Lord, we Thy presence seek;
May ours this blessing be;
Give us a pure and lowly heart,
A temple meet for Thee.

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  • Tune: Franconia
  • Meter: SM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Unknown adapted by original hymn arranger: William Henry Havergal (1793 – 1870) from Harmonischer Liederschatz
  • Lyricist: John Keble (1792 – 1866)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Blessed Assurance ( 3 verses) – Organ

Hymn – Blessed Assurance – Lyrics

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of his Spirit, washed in His blood.Refrain:
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. Refrain

Perfect submission, all is at rest;
I in my Saviour am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love. Refrain

Score

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  • Tune: Blessed Assurance
  • Meter: 9 10.9 9 with Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Pheobe Palmer Knapp (1839 – 1908)
  • Lyricist: Fanny Jane Crosby (1820-1915)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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