Thou didst leave thy throne (Margaret – 5 verses) – Organ/Trumpet Descant

Lyrics

1. Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown,
When Thou camest to earth for me;
But in Bethlehem’s home was there found no room
For Thy holy nativity.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

2. Heaven’s arches rang when the angels sang,
Proclaiming Thy royal degree;
But of lowly birth didst Thou come to earth,
And in great humility.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

3. The foxes found rest, and the birds their nest
In the shade of the forest tree;
But Thy couch was the sod, O Thou Son of God,
In the deserts of Galilee.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

4. Thou camest, O Lord, with the living word
That should set Thy people free;
But with mocking scorn, and with crown of thorn,
They bore Thee to Calvary.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

5. When the heavens shall ring, and the angels sing,
At Thy coming to victory,
Let Thy voice call me home, saying “Yet there is room,
There is room at My side for thee.”
My heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus,
When Thou comest and callest for me.

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Details

  • Tune: Margaret
  • Meter: 10 8 11 8 and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Carol
  • Church Year: Advent, Christmas
  • Composer: Timothy Richard Matthews (1826 – 1910)
  • Descant: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliot (1836 – 1897)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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  • ISRC: UKTU21900060
  • UPC: 5060707370573

Angels Are Singing (Emmanuel Now) – Piano and SATB or Woodwind and Strings

Lyrics

1. Angels are singing high up in heaven,
Church bells are ringing on earth down below.
The world’s celebrating the birth of the Christchild.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
His glory does show.

2. Shepherds in fields were watching and waiting.
God’s angel singing, and all hea-vens ring.
He told them how God’s light would banish the dark-ness.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
All worship the king!

3. Bright star is shining high in the night sky.
Stopped o’er the stable where Jesus, He lay.
The babe in the manger, God’s love and God’s glory.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
All fol-low the star.

4. Softly and gently, Mary is singing,
We kneel to praise Him with Kings from afar.
The oxen are lowing, as all join in worship.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
Asleep in the hay.

5. Lifting our voices, we sing out praises
With heav’nly choirs our worship we bring.
We tell the great story of Jesus the Saviour.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
We worship our King!

Emmanuel, Emmanuel Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
We worship our King!

Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 5
  • Tune: Emmanuel Now
  • Meter: 10 10 12 13 5
  • Style: Classical Crossover, Early 21st Century
  • Usage: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Greg Scheer
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright © 2010 Greg Scheer
  • Arrangement: Copyright © 2019 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2010 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900057
  • UID: 50607073705457

Ye servants of God (Paderborn 4 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

1. You servants of God, your Master proclaim,
And publish abroad his wonderful name;
The name all-victorious of Jesus extol;
His kingdom is glorious and rules over all.

2. God rules in the height, almighty to save;
Though hid from our sight, his presence we have;
The great congregation his triumph shall sing,
Ascribing salvation to Jesus our King.

3. “Salvation to God, who sits on the throne!”
Let all cry aloud, and honour the Son;
The praises of Jesus the angels proclaim,
Fall down on their faces and worship the Lamb.

4. Then let us adore and give him his right:
All glory and power, all wisdom and might,
All honour and blessing with angels above
And thanks never ceasing for infinite love.

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  • Tune: Paderborn
  • Meter: 10 10 11 11
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: General, Christ the King
  • Composer: From Paderborn Gesangbuch (1765)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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  • ISRC: UKTU21900056
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O praise ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum – Parry) – Organ

Lyrics

O praise ye the Lord! praise Him in the height;
Rejoice in His Word, ye angels of light;
Ye heavens, adore Him by Whom ye were made,
And worship before Him in brightness arrayed.

O praise ye the Lord! Praise Him upon earth,
In tuneful accord, ye sons of new birth;
Praise Him Who hath brought you His grace from above,
Praise Him Who hath taught you to sing of His love.

O praise ye the Lord! All things that give sound;
Each jubilant chord re-echo around;
Loud organs, His glory forth tell in deep tone,
And sweet harp, the story of what He hath done.

O praise ye the Lord! Thanksgiving and song
To Him be outpoured all ages along!
For love in creation, for Heaven restored,
For grace of salvation, O praise ye the Lord!

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Laudate Dominum – Parry
  • Meter: 10 10 11 11
  • Verses: 4
  • Style: Victorian Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 – 1918)
  • Lyricist: Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1877)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Whenever days are darkened (Merthyr Cynog) – Piano, Flute and Horn

Lyrics

Wondrous Heavenly Love    7686 D

Whenever days are darkened
I think on Jesus’ Name:
To let the light come flooding in,
For soul’s release He came.
That blesséd Name I love to hear,
The Name that casts away my fear,
That overflows me from above:
O!  Wondrous, heavenly love!

If times I feel that I’m alone,
I think on Jesus’ Name:
To feel His gentle touch once more,
Upon this ailing frame.
That shepherd’s touch, for me He cares,
The Father’s love with me He shares,
Then overflowing from above,
O!  Wondrous, heavenly love!

When the days have brightened,
I think on Jesus’ Name:
To know He’s always with me,
Constantly the same.
Securely by my Saviour’s side,
Evermore to keep and guide,
Then overflowing from above,
Such wondrous, heavenly love!

Lyrics © 1998 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh used with permission.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Merthyr Cynog
  • Meter: 76 86 D
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Usage: General
  • Composer and Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1973)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1998 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Arrangment Copyright © 2019 Richard M S Irwin
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900051
  • UPC: 5060707370481

Refresh my weary soul (Eccles – 4 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Refresh my weary soul,
Renew this faith of mine,
That I may journey forth
Upon Your path divine.

Lord, let revival come,
To sweep me off my feet,
In holy power, then,
My life will be complete.

Lord, let my life be Yours,
Teach me Your holy ways;
For I will always serve,
And lift my voice in praise.

So now, refreshed, revived,
I’m seeking out Your face,
To share with all the world,
The beauty of Your grace.

Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Eccles
  • Meter: 66 66 D
  • Style: Victorian
  • Usage: General, All Souls
  • Composer: Bertram Luard-Selby (1853 – 1918)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900003
  • UPC: 5060707370474

Soldiers of Christ, arise (St Ethelwald – 6 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Soldiers of Christ, arise,
and put your armor on,
strong in the strength which God supplies
thro’ his eternal Son.

Strong in the Lord of hosts,
and in his mighty pow’r,
who in the strength of Jesus trusts
is more than conqueror.

Stand then in his great might,
with all his strength endued;
but take, to arm you for the fight,
the panoply of God.

Leave no unguarded place,
no weakness of the soul;
take ev’ry virtue, ev’ry grace,
and fortify the whole.

To keep your armor bright,
attend with constant care;
still walking in your Captain’s sight,
and watching unto prayer.

From strength to strength go on;
wrestle and fight and pray;
tread all the pow’rs of darkness down,
and win the well-fought day.

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  • Tune: St Ethelwald
  • Meter: 66 86
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Usage: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900046
  • UID: 5060707370436

Alleluia, Sing To Jesus! To The Manger Praises Bring (Calon Lân – 5 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
To the manger praises bring;
Alleluia, lift your voices,
Praises to the infant King!
Alleluia, sing your praises,
Sing them loud to Christ the King!
Alleluia, sing your praises,
To his feet your tribute bring!

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
Songs of praises to the boy;
Alleluia, lift your voices,
Songs of love and songs of joy!
Alleluia . . .

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
Join the others at his Birth;
Alleluia, lift your voices,
Son of God come down to Earth!
Alleluia . . .

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
Ox and ass have gath-ered round;
Alleluia, lift your voic-es,
Standing now on hallowed ground!
Alleluia . . .

Alleluia, sing to Jesus!
Joining with the heav’nly host;
Alleluia, lift your voices,
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!
Alleluia . . .

Words Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh, used with permission.

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Details

  • Tune: Calon Lân
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Usage: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Composer: Landore John Hughes (1872 – 1914)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
  • Music Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh, used with permission.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900044
  • UPC: 5060707370405

Redeemed by Him, and then re-stored (Old Hundredth) – Organ

Lyrics

Redeemed by Him, and then re-stored,
Keeping the death of Christ the Lord.
In memory we share this food,
The bread His flesh, the wine His blood.

Take, eat, and now remember Him,
His body broken in our stead,
In full forgiveness, ’til He come,
Share in the breaking of the bread.

Then as we take the cup of wine,
His life-blood shed to set us free
Deeply we drink from draught of pain,
His blood was shed for you and me.

Our sweet communion, Three in One,
By mercy, through his grace, we meet
To share in this memorial feast,
Then praise and worship at His feet.

Words Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh, used with permission.

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Details

  • Tune: Old Hundredth
  • Meter: LM
  • Usage: Communion, Eucharist
  • Style: Reformation German
  • Composer: Louis Bourgeois (c.1510 – 1559) a tune from Hymnal: Genevan Psalter, (1551) created under the supervision of Publisher: John Calvin
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh, used with permission.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900042
  • UPC: 5060707370382

He sat to watch o’er customs paid (Winchester New – 6 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

He sat to watch o’er customs paid,
A man of scorned and hardening trade,
Alike the symbol and the tool
Of foreign masters’ hated rule.

But grace within his breast had stirred;
There needed but the timely word:
It came, true Lord of souls, from thee,
That royal summons, ‘Follow me.’

Enough, when thou wast passing by,
To hear thy voice, to meet thine eye:
He rose, responsive to the call,
And left his task, his gains, his all.

O wise exchange! with these to part,
And lay up treasure in the heart –
Who now with crown of light doth shine
Among the apostolic line.

Come, Saviour, as in days of old;
Pass where the world has strongest hold,
And faithless care and selfish greed
Are thorns that choke the holy seed.

Who keep thy gifts, O bid them claim
The steward’s, not the owner’s name;
Who yield up all for thy dear sake,
Let them of Matthew’s wealth partake.

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Details

  • Tune: Winchester New
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Baroque, Lutheran, Traditional German
  • Composer: Unknown from Musickalisches Handbuch (1690)
  • Lyricist: William Bright (1824 – 1901)
  • Church Year: Feast of St Matthew
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.