O, you are worthy (Hereford – 4 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

O, You are worthy, our Lord God,
To You creative power belongs;
All glory, Lord, and honour too,
We praise You with our joyful songs.

The Cherubim and Seraphim
With heav’ns angelic throng rejoice;
For all things have been made by You,
All things created by your choice.

Now holy, holy, holy Lord,
Now upward rise the ‘ter nal song;
Thrice holy Lord, to whom our praise
Is giv’n with joy the whole day long.

Worthy are You and only You,
To all our songs and praise receive;
As with our worship we aspire
For You all glory to achieve.

Lyrics used with permission.

Recording

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Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Hereford
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2011 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900017
  • UPC: 5060707370139

Jesus came down from above (St Bees – 4 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Jesus came down from above,
Telling us of God’s great love;
He’s our brother, Lord and friend,
And on him we can depend.

He has paid the ransom cost,
To redeem the poor and lost;
Lame men walk and blind men see,
When He calls them, “Follow Me.”

When His promises we claim,
He will set our hearts aflame;
He will grant us when we serve,
Blessings more than we deserve.

His the glory, His the praise,
Songs of royal worship raise;
To His feet your tributes bring,
Praise and glorify the King!

Recording

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Details

    • Album: Wedding Songs
    • Tune: Innocents
    • Meter: 77 77
    • Style: Classical
    • Usage: General
    • Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823 – 1876)
    • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
    • Music Copyright Public Domain
    • Lyrics © 2011 Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
    • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
    • IRSC: UKTU21900015
    • UPC: 5060707370115

All for Jesus, great Redeemer (Beecher) – Organ

Lyrics

All for Jesus, great Redeemer,
I surrender heart and soul;
All for Jesus, all for Jesus,
He’s restored me, made me whole.
All for Jesus, all for Jesus,
I am His throughout my days;
All for Jesus, all for Jesus,
I will live a life of praise.

All for Jesus, gracious Saviour,
Till I meet Him face to face;
All for Jesus, all for Jesus,
Stand restored by divine grace.
All for Jesus, all for Jesus,
Voice and hands to Him I raise;
All for Jesus, all for Jesus,
I will sing eternal praise!
Lyrics Copyright © 2011 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh, used with permission.
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Details

  • Tune: Beecher
  • Verses: 4
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: John Zundel (1815-1882)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2011 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900010
  • UPC: 5060707370078

All Praise Be To Thee, My Saviour And King (Hanover) – Organ

Lyrics

All praise be to Thee, my Saviour and King:
Such richness and love to my life You bring.
My hands lift in worship, to You now I raise;
My life Lord, forever, an off ‘ring of praise.

For ever to serve with heart and with soul;
To give You my life, For making me whole.
I’ll praise You forever, Your glory proclaim,
Uplift with the whole world Your glorious name!

All praise to Thee, Lord, for ever to be
The Light of the World, all glory to Thee.
All honour and worship are Yours Lord, alone,
We sing out our praise to the great Three-in-One!

Lyrics Copyright © 2016 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

Recording

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Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Hanover
  • Meter: 10 10 11 11
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: General, Palm Sunday, Christ the King
  • Composer: William Croft (1678 – 1727)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2006 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Hymnal: Songs of Praise and Worship
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900007
  • UPC: 5060707370009

A mighty wind around us (Cara) – Organ

The Spirit’s Fire – Lyrics

A mighty wind around us,
Is rushing through this place;
God’s Spirit full surrounds us,
Defeating time and space.

The Spirit’s fire consuming,
We burn with faith’s desire;
God’s mighty pow’r upon us,
We blaze with holy fire.

Christ calls on us to serve Him,
To witness to His love;
To love and serve our neighbour,
And praise our God above.

Let’s all proclaim His message,
And be His hands and feet;
When we serve Christ our Saviour,
Our lives are made complete.

Lyrics Copyright © 2011 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

Recording

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Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Cara
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Uzziah Christopher Burnap (1834 -1900)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2011 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Hymnal: Songs of Praise and Worship
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900004
  • UPC: 5060707370009

A Child is born to us (Denby – 3 verses) – Organ

Title: Wonderful, Counsellor!

Lyrics

A child is born to us,
The Son to us is giv’n.
The government of God
Will rest upon His frame.
He is the King of Kings,
New life and hope He brings;
His mighty government
Will never, never end.

We’ll name Him Wonderful,
We’ll call Him Counsellor;
We’ll claim His saving grace,
And we will call Him Friend.
Almighty God is He,
He comes to set us free;
His government of peace
Will never, never end.

He brings abundant life,
Frees us from earthly strife:
We’ll name Him King of Kings
And call Him Lord of Lords.
He is the Prince of Peace,
Through Him all conflicts cease;
He is the Son of God,
He is the Living Word.

Lyrics Copyright © 2010 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

Recording

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Denby
  • Meter: 66 66 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Charles James Dale (1842 – c1910)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2010 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900003

A Carolling! A Carolling! (Ellacombe) – Organ

Lyrics

A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of the Saviour’s birth;
Of shepherds and of angels,
Of peace on all the Earth.
A carolling! A carolling!
The songs so full of joy.
Sing with the heav’nly choir above
That praised the infant boy.

A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of the guiding star;
Of shepherds and of wise men
Of how they journeyed far.
A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of that glorious day
When God came down to our world,
A baby in the hay.

A carolling! A carolling!
A story of God’s love:
The Christ child in the manger,
Who came from up above.
A carolling! A carolling!
Our song will never end,
Till every person, everywhere,
Knows Jesus Christ as friend.

Lyrics Copyright © 2010 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

Recording

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Ellacombe
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Conrad Kocher (1786 – 1872)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2010 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900002
  • UID: 5060707370023

Second Chances Released

I am very happy for my friend and hymn/songwriter and collaborator Colin Gordon-Farleigh who has successfully launched a new career as a country singer in Nashville, USA. In the last year, his songs have been winning numerous number one slots and awards. Together we have produced two bluegrass hymns for congregational singing – Oh lead us by the hand Lord and I can hear the Saviour calling as well as more traditional hymns that can be found here.

He has just launched a brand new album “Second Chances” – please like and share!

New recording adventure

I spent Saturday 14th July 2018 at Skyline Studios with singer Victoria Paterson and lyricist Colin Gordon-Farleigh. Listened to by the ghosts of some famous artists. Jez Larder was our excellent sound engineer who previously worked with artists such as Simply Red and David Bowie and did the recent live DVD for Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday celebration.

I provided the backing music for a number of tracks for Victoria’s new album. Here is a short sample from “I would really love to hold you.”  Reply if you would like to know when the full album is available.

If anyone else needs a backing track please Contact me.

All the best – Richard

Extract

Details

  • Tune: One More Time
  • Singer: Victoria Paterson
  • Composer: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyrics: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music and Arrangement Copyright © 2017 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2017 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance Voice ℗ 2018 Victoria Paterson. All rights reserved.
  • Performance Instrumental ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955). All rights reserved.

The miner’s song (This is Wales)

The miner’s song – Lyrics

The drum of boots upon the cobbles,
Sound of sons and fathers returning home.
The cold winds blow across the valley;
Down from the mountains capped with snow.
Love lies sighing in the valley,
And my heart is waiting
Where the cold winds blow.

And this is Wales,
Land of our fathers;
This is Wales, a land with soul:
A land of glory,
Of light and darkness,
Where light is song,
And darkness is coal.

The pulse you hear along the valleys,
Sound of sons and fathers coming home;
boots that echo loud tramp firm on cobbles,
The sound of men both young and old.
Their boots are beating upon the cobbles,
Our sons and fathers returning home.

And this is Wales,
Land of our fathers;
This is Wales, a land with soul:
A land of glory,
Of light and darkness,
Where dark is coal
And light is song!

Recording

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Score for male voice choir

The miner’s song (This is Wales) – male voice choir full score

Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: This is Wales
  • Composer: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Usage: Harvest
  • Music Copyright 2016 Richard M S Irwin.
  • Lyrics Copyright 2015 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • Singer Gary Cordice