Abide with me (Eventide) – Organ

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Lyrics

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide;
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see—
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour;
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Tune: Eventide
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847)
  • Church Year: Evensong | Church Year: Funerals
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved

A man there lived in Galilee (Tyrol)

A man there lived in Galilee Lyrics

A man there lived in Galilee
like no one else before,
for he alone from first to last
our flesh unsullied wore;
a perfect life of perfect deeds
once to the world was shown,
that everyone might mark his steps
and in them place their own.

A man there died on Calvary,
above all others brave;
he gave to all, he saved and blessed,
himself he scorned to save;
no thought can gauge the weight of woe
on him, the sinless, laid;
we only know that with his death
our ransom price was paid.

A man there stands at God’s right hand,
divine, yet human still;
that brand, heroic, peerless soul
death sought in vain to kill.
All power is his; supreme he rules
all realms of time and space;
yet still our human cares and needs
find in his heart a place.

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Tune: Tyrol
  • Verses: 3
  • Meter: DCM
  • Style: Traditional Tyrolean
  • Church Year: Advent, Trinity, Candlemas
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional Tyrolean melody arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Somerset Corry Lowry (1855 – 1932)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2012 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.

A brighter dawn is breaking (Nun Lasst Uns Gott)

Hymn – A brighter dawn is breaking – Lyrics

A brighter dawn is breaking,
And earth with praise is waking;
For Thou, O King, most highest,
The power of death defiest.

And Thou hast come victorious,
With risen body glorious,
Who now forever livest,
And life abundant givest.

O free the world from blindness,
And fill the world with kindness,
Give sinners resurrection,
Bring striving to perfection.

In sickness give us healing,
In doubt Thy clear revealing,
That praise to Thee be given
In earth as in Thy Heaven.

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Tune: Nun Lasst Uns Gott
  • Verses: 4
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Christliche Psalmen, Leipzig (1587)
  • Lyricist: Percy Dearmer (1867 – 1936)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.