Be thou my guardian and guide (Abridge)

Be Thou my Guardian and my guide – Lyrics

Be Thou my Guardian and my guide;
And hear me when I call;
Let not my slippery footsteps slide,
And hold me lest I fall.

The world, the flesh, and Satan dwell
Around the path I tread;
O, save me from the snares of hell,
Thou quickener of the dead.

And if I tempted am to sin,
And outward things are strong,
Do Thou, O Lord, keep watch within,
And save my soul from wrong.

Still let me ever watch and pray,
And feel that I am frail;
That if the tempter cross my way,
Yet he may not prevail.

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Details

  • Tune: Abridge
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: General | Church Year: Trinity
  • Composer: Isaac Smith (1734 – 1805)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Williams (1802-1865) in Hymns on the Catechism 1842
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

I Am Safe, Whatever May Betide Me (The Hollow Of God’s Hand – 3 Verses) – Small Ensemble

I Am Safe, Whatever May Betide Me ~ Lyrics

I am safe, whatever may betide me;
I am safe who ever may deride me;
I am safe, as long as I confide me
In the hollow of God’s hand.
Refrain:
In the blessed hollow of his hand!
In the blessed hollow of his hand!
I am safe while God himself doth hold me
In the blessed hollow of his hand!

What tho’ fierce the stormy blasts roar round me;
What tho’ sore life’s trials oft confound me;
I am safe, for naught of ill can wound me
In the hollow of God’s hand. Refrain

Everlasting arms of love enfold me;
Words of peace the voice divine has told me;
I am safe, while God himself doth hold me
In the hollow of his hand. Refrain

Meter: 10 10 10 7 and Refrain. Lyricist: Edmund Simon Lorenz (1854-1942). Public Domain.

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  • Tune: The Hollow of God’s Hand, composed by Edmund Simon Lorenz (1854-1942). Public Domain.
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Be still, my soul (Finlandia)

Lyrics ~ 3 verses

Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10. Suitable for All Souls, General, Funeral, Passiontide

Be still, my soul; the Lord is on thy side;
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul; thy God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

Lyrics by Katharina Amalia Dorothea Von Schlegal (b. 1697) and translated by Jane L. Borthwick (1813-1897). Public Domain.

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Be still and know that I am God (Chamber Ensemble)

Lyrics

Suggested uses: general, communion hymn.

Be still and know that I am God,
Be still and know that I am God,
Be still and know that I am God.

I am the Lord that healeth thee,
I am the Lord that healeth thee,
I am the Lord that healeth thee.

In thee, O Lord, I put my trust,
In thee, O Lord, I put my trust,
In thee, O Lord, I put my trust.

Lyrics author unknown, based on Psalm 46

Recording

  • Tune: Be still and know
  • Composer: Unknown, arranged by Richard M.S. Irwin
  • Meter: 88 8
  • Music Public Domain, arrangement Copyright © 2014 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC  UKTU21900113

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Be bold be strong (Be Bold)

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  • Meter: Irregular
  • Style: Late 20th Century Style: Rock
  • Church Year: General | Church Year: Trinity
  • Composer: Morris H. Chapman (b. 1940) arranger: Andy Silver
  • Lyricist: Morris H. Chapman (b. 1940)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1983 Word Music (UK) Ltd Administered by: CopyCare P.O. Box 77, Hailsham BN27 3EF UK [email protected]
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Be Thou My Vision (Slane – 5 Verses) – Organ

Be Thou My Vision ~ Lyrics

The original words are attributed to Dallán Forgaill (c. 530 – 598). The English versions were versified by Eleanor Henrietta Hull (1860 – 1935) in 1912 based upon a translation by Mary Elizabeth Byrne (1880 – 1931) published in 1905.

Please note that there are two English versions of this hymn which have slightly different meters. Please ensure that the meter in your hymn book matches the meter of the recording or singing will be difficult.

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Be Thou my vision words in Meter 10 11 11 12

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Be all else but naught to me, save that Thou art.
Be Thou my best thought in the day and the night;
Both waking and sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my wisdom, be Thou my true Word;
Be Thou ever with me, and I with Thee, Lord.
Be Thou my great Father, and I Thy true son;
Be Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight;
Be Thou my whole armour, be Thou my true might;
Be Thou my soul’s shelter, be Thou my strong tower;
O raise Thou me heavenward, great Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise;
Be Thou my inheritance now and always.
Be Thou and Thou only the first in my heart;
O Sovereign of Heaven, my treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, Thou Heaven’s bright Sun,
O grant me its joys after victory is won!
Great Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be Thou my vision, O Ruler of all.

Recording  for Meter 10 11 11 12
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Be Thou my vision words in Meter 10 10 10 10 

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee, Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my battle-shield, sword for my fight,
Be Thou my dignity, Thou my delight.
Thou my soul’s shelter, Thou my high tower.
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of heaven, my victory won,
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heav’ns Son!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O ruler of all.

Recording in Meter 10 10 10 10

Original Old Irish Lyrics

Rop tú mo baile, a Choimdiu cride:
ní ní nech aile acht Rí secht nime.
Rop tú mo scrútain i l-ló ‘s i n-aidche;
rop tú ad-chëar im chotlud caidche.

Rop tú mo labra, rop tú mo thuicsiu;
rop tussu dam-sa, rob misse duit-siu.
Rop tussu m’athair, rob mé do mac-su;
rop tussu lem-sa, rob misse lat-su.

Rop tú mo chathscíath, rop tú mo chlaideb;
rop tussu m’ordan, rop tussu m’airer.
Rop tú mo dítiu, rop tú mo daingen;
rop tú nom-thocba i n-áentaid n-aingel.

Rop tú cech maithius dom churp, dom anmain;
rop tú mo flaithius i n-nim ‘s i talmain.
Rop tussu t’ áenur sainserc mo chride;
ní rop nech aile acht Airdrí nime.

Co talla forum, ré n-dul it láma,
mo chuit, mo chotlud, ar méit do gráda.
Rop tussu t’ áenur m’ urrann úais amra:
ní chuinngim daíne ná maíne marba.

Rop amlaid dínsiur cech sel, cech sáegul,
mar marb oc brénad, ar t’ fégad t’ áenur.
Do serc im anmain, do grád im chride,
tabair dam amlaid, a Rí secht nime.

Tabair dam amlaid, a Rí secht nime,
do serc im anmain, do grád im chride.
Go Ríg na n-uile rís íar m-búaid léire;
ro béo i flaith nime i n-gile gréine.

A Athair inmain, cluinte mo núall-sa:
mithig (mo-núarán!) lasin trúagán trúag-sa.
A Chríst mo chride, cip ed dom-aire,
a Flaith na n-uile, rop tú mo baile.

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Away in a manger (Cradle Song)

Lyrics

Away in a manger,
No crib for His bed,
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky
Looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus,
Asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing,
The Baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes.
I love Thee, Lord Jesus!
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side
Until morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus,
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me I pray.
Bless all the dear children,
In Thy tender care,
And take us to heaven
To live with Thee there.

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Recordings


 
 
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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Cradle Song
  • Meter: 11 11 11 11
  • Style: Victorian Carol Style: Carol
  • Composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1838 – 1921) arranged Richard Mark Stephen Irwin.
  • Lyricist: William James Kirkpatrick (1838 – 1921)
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • 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
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Awake My Soul (I Have A House And Land In Kent) -Small Ensemble

Lyrics

Meter: 88 78 78

Repeat last two lines each verse

Awake my soul, an offʼring bring,
To Jesus our exalted King;
Sing to Him Who reigns above,
Incarnate fount of grace and love.

In awe we stand upon this ground,
His wisdom and His powʼr astound;
All His glories we behold,
In heavʼn and earth His storyʼs told.

Then to this world, Heʼs shown His grace,
He came to rescue Adamʼs race;
Our Redeemer, our High Priest,
From sin and death to bring release.

Awake my soul, arise and sing,
Eternal praise to Christ our King;
In His Church, His name confessed,
We worship Him among the blessed.

Lyrics by Rev. Brian L. Penney. Used with permission.

Recording

  • Tune: I have House and Land in Kent, compose by Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1582 – 1635). Arrangement © 2016 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955).
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At The Name Of Jesus (Camberwell – 7 Verses) – Organ

At The Name Of Jesus ~ Lyrics

Meter: 65 65 D
1. At the name of Jesus
Every knee shall bow,
Every tongue confess him
King of glory now:
‘Tis the Father’s pleasure
We should call him Lord,
Who from the beginning
Was the mighty Word.

2. At his voice creation
Sprang at once to sight,
All the angels faces
All the hosts of light,
Thrones and Dominations,
Stars upon their way,
All the heavenly orders,
In their great array.

3. Humbled for a season,
To receive a name
From the lips of sinners
Unto whom he came,
Faithfully he bore it
Spotless to the last,
Brought it back victorious,
When from death he passed:

4. Bore it up triumphant
With its human light,
Through all ranks of creatures,
To the central height,
To the throne of Godhead,
To the Father’s breast;
Filled it with the glory
Of that perfect rest.

5. Name him, brothers, name him,
With love as strong as death,
But with awe and wonder
And with bated breath:
He is God the Saviour,
He is Christ the Lord,
Ever to be worshipped,
Trusted, and adored.

6. In your hearts enthrone him;
There let him subdue
All that is not holy,
All that is not true:
Crown him as your captain
In temptation’s hour;
Let his will enfold you
In its light and power.

7. Brothers, this Lord Jesus
Shall return again,
With his Father’s glory,
With his angel train;
For all wreaths of empire
Meet upon his brow,
And our hearts confess him
King of glory now.

Lyrics by Caroline Maria Noel (1817 – 1877). Public Domain

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  • Tune: Camberwell, composed by John Michael Brierley (b. 1932). Music Copyright Josef Weinberger Ltd.
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