A Child is born to us (Denby) – Organ

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: Ellacombe
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Wüttemburg Gesangbuch (1784)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2010 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900002
  • UID: 5060707370016

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!

Watch this video on YouTube.

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) – Voice and Orchestra, Male Voice Choir

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  ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin and Gary Cordice. All rights reserved.
  • Singer: Gary Cordice
  • Orchestra: Richard M S Irwin

Oh lead us by the hand Lord (Crossing the Jordan)

Hymn – Lead us by the hand, Lord -Lyrics

Oh, lead us by the hand, Lord,
And take us to the river;
O-ho, help us, dearest Saviour,
Across to the other side.
Oh, we will walk beside you,
We’ll follow in your footsteps,
O-ho, right down to the river,
Then cross to the other side.
Yes, we’ll cross over Jordan,
Into the promised land;
Yes, we’ll cross over Jordan,
When our Saviour holds our hand.

Oh, lead us, dearest Jesus,
Without a tear or sigh;
To that promised Land of Glory,
And the sweet bye and bye.
Oh, we’ll cross over Jordan,
So we can praise our Lord;
O-ho, raise our hands in worship,
Reap the promise of His Word.
We’ll cross over Jordan,
Into the promised land;
Yes, we’ll cross over Jordan,
When our Saviour holds our hand

Recordings

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Details

  • Tune: Crossing the Jordan
  • Meter: 67 67 67 67
  • Church Year: General
  • Style: Bluegrass
  • Composer: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955). Music Copyright © 2017 Richard M. S Irwin
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943). Words Copyright © 2016 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

I hear my Saviour calling (Won’t you come)

Hymn – I can hear the Saviour calling – Lyrics

I can hear the Saviour calling,
Calling gently, far and near;
I can hear the words so clearly,
“Won’t you come and shelter here?”
On my heart the words are falling,
Speaking gently to my soul;
Like the lambs, I hear my Shepherd,
“Won’t you come and be made whole?”

I will come to you, Lord Jesus,
To the shelter of your arm,
Where You go then I will follow,
With no fear, I’m safe from harm.
I can hear the words He’s saying,
Hear them clearly in my heart.
I am praying and am listening
Jesus knows us from the start.

(Instrumental Interlude)

I can hear the Saviour calling,
Calling gently far and near;
I can hear the words so clearly,
“Won’t you come and shelter here?”
I will come to you, Lord Jesus,
To the shelter of your arm;
Where You go then I will follow,
Knowing that I’m safe from harm.

Recordings

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Details

  • Tune: Won’t You Come
  • Meter: 87 87 87 87
  • Style: Bluegrass
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955). Music Copyright © 2017 Richard M. S Irwin
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943). Words Copyright © 2016 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

O Holy Night (6 Verses) – Small Ensemble

Carol – O Holy Night – Lyrics

O holy night,
the Babe lies in the manger,
O holy night,
He sleeps there in the hay.

O holy night,
He’s watched by mother Mary;
O holy night,
He sleeps ’til break of day.

O holy night,
The star was brightly shining;
O holy night,
When angels sang their lay.

O holy night,
When shepherds came to worship!
O holy night,
In awe they came to pray.

O holy night,
The kings bowed low before Him;
O holy night,
The Babe smiles as they pray.

O holy night,
The brightest dawn is breaking,
O holy night,
When Jesus came to stay.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: O holy night
  • Verses: 6
  • Meter: 47 46
  • Church Year: Chirstmas
  • Composer and Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.

God sent his son for all mankind (Tannernbaun – Sing Glory Alleluia) – Orchestra

Hymn – God sent his son for all mankind – Lyrics

God sent His Son for all mankind,
Sing glory, alleluia!
To save the lost, the lame and blind;
Sing glory, alleluia!
To reconcile them through His birth,
to rescue all the sons of earth.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

Peace and forgiveness is our plea;
Sing glory, alleluia!
From sin’s cruel grip He sets us free;
Sing glory, alleluia!
We worship Jesus Christ the Son,
Who lived before the world began.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

He is the great eternal flame;
Sing glory, alleluia!
He bears the precious Saviour’s name;
Sing glory, alleluia!
Salvation comes through trust in Him,
His Light will never ever dim.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

Once we were lost, but now are found;
Sing glory, alleluia!
In joy we stand on hallowed ground;
Sing glory, alleluia!
He is the everlasting King,
He is the Lord of everything;
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

He is the Truth, the Life, the Way;
Sing glory, alleluia!
Sing out your praise to Him each day;
Sing glory, alleluia!
To Heav’n our hands and arms we raise
to God in love and joy and praise.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

Recording – Download

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Details

  • Tune: Tannernbaun (Sing Glory Alleluia)
  • Meter: 87 87 88 87
  • Style: Traditional German
  • Church Year: Easter Church, Christmas, General
  • Composer: Unknown arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2015 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Arrangement © 2016 – 2018 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955).
  • Performance Copyright ℗  2018 Richard Irwin.Certain rights reserved.