And can it be (Sagina 5 Verses) – Organ

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

Lyrics – 5 verses

Suitable for Lent, Good Friday, Easter

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.

Lyrics by Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788). Public Domain.

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Recording

  • Tune: Sagina, composed by Thomas Campbell (1825 – 1876). Public Domain
  • Meter: 88 88 88 extended
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC: UKTU21900038

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Amazing Grace – Small Orchestra

Lyrics ~ 6 verses

Meter: CM

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.

Lyrics by reformed slaver John Newton (1725 – 1807). Public Domain.

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Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (St Fulbert CM)

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 – 3 Verses) – Organ

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.”

Meter: 86 86 86 86. Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748) based upon based upon Psalm 91. Public Domain

Windsor Revised ~ Recording

  • Tune: Windsor Revised, composed by Christopher Tye (1505 – 1573). Melody Public Domain. Arranged by Richard M.S. Irwin.
  • Performance ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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Almighty Father of all things that be (Chilton Foliat)

Lyrics

Almighty Father of all things that be,
our life, our work we consecrate to thee,
whose heavens declare thy glory from above,
whose earth below is witness to thy love.

For well we know this weary, soiled earth
is yet thine own by right of its new birth,
since that great cross upreared on Calvary
redeemed it from its fault and shame to thee.

Thine still the changeful beauty of the hills,
the purple valleys flecked with silver rills,
the ocean glistening ‘neath the golden rays:
they all are thine, and ceaseless speak thy praise.

Thou dost the strength to worker’s arms impart;
from thee the skilled musician’s reasoned art,
the grace of poet’s pen or painter’s hand,
to teach the loveliness of sea and land.

Then grant us, Lord, in all things thee to own,
to dwell within the shadow of thy throne,
to speak and work, to think and live and move
reflecting thine own nature, which is love;

That so, by Christ redeemed from sin and shame,
and hallowed by thy Spirit’s cleansing flame,
ourselves, our work, and all our powers may be
a sacrifice acceptable to thee.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Chilton Foliat
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Composer: George Clement Martin (1844 – 1916)
  • Lyricist: Ernest Edward Dugmore (1843 – 1925)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

The Royal Banners Forward Go (Gonfalon Royal – 6 Verses) – Organ

The Royal Banners Forward Go ~ Lyrics

1. The royal banners forward go,
The cross shines forth in mystic glow;
Where he in flesh, our flesh who made,
Our sentence bore, our ransom paid.

2. There whilst he hung, his sacred side
By soldier’s spear was opened wide,
To cleanse us in that precious flood,
Where mingled water flowed, and blood.

3. Fulfilled is all that David told
In true prophetic song of old,
Amidst the nations, God, saith he,
Hath reigned and triumphed from the tree.

4. O tree of beauty, tree most fair,
Ordained those holy limbs to bear,
How bright in purple robe it stood,
The purple of a Saviour’s blood!

5. Upon its arms, like balance true,
He weighed the price for sinners due,
The price which none but he could pay,
And spoiled the spoiler of his prey.

6. To thee, eternal Three in One,
Let homage meet by all be done:
Whom by the cross thou dost restore,
Preserve and govern evermore.

Meter: LM. Lyricist: Venantius Fortunatus (530 – 609) translated by John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866). Public Domain.

Gonfalon Royal ~ Recording

  • Tune: Gonfalon Royal, composed by Percy Carter Buck (1871 – 1947). Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.
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All Things Bright And Beautiful (Royal Oak – 5 verses) – Organ

All Things Bright And Beautiful ~ Lyrics

Meter: 76 76 and Refrain

Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colours,
and made their tiny wings.
(Refrain)

The purple-headed mountains,
the river running by,
the sunset and the morning
that brightens up the sky.
(Refrain)

The cold wind in the winter,
the pleasant summer sun,
the ripe fruits in the garden:
God made them every one.
(Refrain)

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows for our play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather ev’ry day.
(Refrain)

God gave us eyes to see them,
and lips that we might tell
how great is God Almighty,
who has made all things well.
(Refrain)

Lyrics by Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander (1818 – 1895). Public Domain.

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Recording

  • Tune: Royal Oak, Anonymous Traditional English Folk Melody arranged by Richard M.S. Irwin © Copyright 2020
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900213

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O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing (Selby CM – 6 Verses) – Organ

O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing ~ Lyrics

1. Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my god and King,
The triumphs of his grace!

2. Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
’Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’Tis life, and health, and peace.

3. He breaks the power of cancelled sin;
He sets the prisoner free.
His blood can make the foulest clean;
His blood avails for me.

4. He speaks, and, listening to His voice,
New life the dead receive,
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
The humble poor believe.

5. Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb,
Your loosened tongues employ;
Ye blind, behold your Saviour come,
And leap, ye lame, for joy.

6. My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honours of your name.

Meter: CM. Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788). Public Domain.

Selby ~ Recording

  • Tune: Selby, composed by Alfred James Eyre (1853 – 1919). Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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Happy Are They, They That Love God (Binchester – 5 Verses) – Organ

Happy Are They, They That Love God ~ Lyrics

Happy are they, they that love God,
whose hearts have Christ confessed,
who by his cross have found their life,
and ‘neath his yoke their rest.

Glad is the praise, sweet are the songs,
when they together sing;
and strong the prayers that bow the ear
of heaven’s eternal King.

Christ to their homes giveth his peace,
and makes their loves his own:
but ah, what tares the evil one
hath in his garden sown.

Sad were our lot, evil this earth,
did not its sorrows prove
the path whereby the sheep may find
the fold of Jesus’ love.

Then shall they know, they that love him,
how all their pain is good;
and death itself cannot unbind
their happy brotherhood.

Meter: CM. Lyricist: Charles Coffin (1676 – 1749) based on “O quam juvat”. Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Binchester, composed by William Croft (1678 – 1727). Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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Alleluia, Sing To Jesus (Hyfrydol) – Organ and Trumpet Descant

Lyrics ~ 4 verses

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus;
His the scepter, His the throne;
Alleluia! His the triumph,
His the victory alone.
Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion
Thunder like a mighty flood:
“Jesus out of every nation
Hath redeemed us by His blood.”

Alleluia! Not as orphans
Are we left in sorrow now;
Alleluia! He is near us:
Faith believes, nor questions how.
Though the cloud from sight received Him
When the forty days were o’er,
Shall our hearts forget His promise:
“I am with you evermore”?

Alleluia! Bread of angels,
Here on earth our food, our stay;
Alleluia! Here the sinful
Flee to Thee from day to day.
Intercessor, Friend of sinners,
Earth’s Redeemer, plead for me,
Where the songs of all the sinless
Sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia! King eternal,
Thee the Lord of lords we own;
Alleluia! Born of Mary,
Earth Thy footstool, heaven Thy throne.
Thou within the veil hast entered,
Robed in flesh, our great High Priest,
Thou on earth both priest and victim
In the Eucharistic Feast.

Meter: 87 87 D. Lyrics by William Chatterton Dix (1837 – 1898). Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Hyfrydol
  • Composer: Rowland Huw Pritchard (1811 – 1887) arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958) with descant by Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955). Arrangement copyright © Oxford University Press (used with permission), descant © 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC  UKTU21900118

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