O Lord We Long To See Your Face (Surrey, Organ, 4 verses)

O Lord We Long To See Your Face : Lyrics

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John Raphael Peacey (1896 – 1971)

John Raphael Peacey

John Raphael Peacey
By Elliott &Amp; Fry
Half-Plate Glass Negative, 1950
Npg X99747
© National Portrait Gallery, London

Canon John Raphael Peacey (1896-1971) was an English clergyman, hymn writer and cricketer. Born in Hove, Sussex, England, the son of a bishop and the youngest of ten children. He graduated from Selwyn College, Cambridge, in 1921 with honors in Theology. Peacey made his first-class debut for Sussex against Cambridge University in 1920.

He served as headmaster of a school in Calcutta, India, in the 30s and remained there through the war years. Returning to England in 1945, he settled in Bristol on the staff of the Cathedral where he was appointed a Canon. During his lifetime, Peacey wrote just 18 hymn texts which were published posthumously in 1991 under the title Go Forth For God which was released by the Hope Publishing Company (Code No. 1036).  He died at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex on 31 October 1971.

God Save Our Gracious Queen (National Anthem 2 & 3 Verses) – Military Band

God Save Our Gracious Queen ~ Lyrics

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.

Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen.

Not on this land alone,
but be God’s mercies known
from shore to shore:
Lord, make the nations see
that men should brothers be,
and form one family
the wide world o’er.

Meter: 664 6664. Lyricist unknown for verses 1 – 2, verse 3 by William E Hickson (1817 – 1877) from hymn “God bless our native land” an American hymn to the same tune. Public Domain

Recordings

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History

The British National Anthem, God Save The Queen in its current form dates to the eighteenth century, however the words and tune may date back to the seventeenth century. It is thought the tune was originally a dance, the rhythm is very distinctly that of a galliard.

In September 1745 the ‘Young Pretender’ to the British Throne, Prince Charles Edward Stuart, defeated the army of King George II in Scotland at Prestonpans, near Edinburgh.

In a fit of patriotic fervour after news of Prestonpans had reached London, the leader of the band at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, arranged ‘God Save The King’ for performance after a play. It was a tremendous success and was repeated nightly.

This practice soon spread to other theatres and continued well into the 20th century even being played at the end of an evening in cinemas and at other public events such as Balls and Dinners.

There is no authorised version of the National Anthem as the words are a matter of tradition. As here, additional verses have been added down the years, but these are rarely used.

God Save Our Gracious Queen (National Anthem – 2 Verses) – Organ

God Save Our Gracious Queen ~ Lyrics

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.

Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen.

Meter: 664 6664. Lyricist unknown for verses 1 – 2, verse 3 by William E Hickson (1817 – 1877) from hymn “God bless our native land” an American hymn to the same tune. Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: National Anthem, composer unknown attributed to Henry Carey (1689 – 1743). Source Thesaurus Musicus (1744). Public Domain.
  • Performances ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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History

The British National Anthem, God Save The Queen in its current form dates to the eighteenth century, however the words and tune may date back to the seventeenth century. It is thought the tune was originally a dance, the rhythm is very distinctly that of a galliard.

In September 1745 the ‘Young Pretender’ to the British Throne, Prince Charles Edward Stuart, defeated the army of King George II in Scotland at Prestonpans, near Edinburgh.

In a fit of patriotic fervour after news of Prestonpans had reached London, the leader of the band at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, arranged ‘God Save The King’ for performance after a play. It was a tremendous success and was repeated nightly.

This practice soon spread to other theatres and continued well into the 20th century even being played at the end of an evening in cinemas and at other public events such as Balls and Dinners.

There is no authorised version of the National Anthem as the words are a matter of tradition. As here, additional verses have been added down the years, but these are rarely used.

God Save Our Gracious Queen (National Anthem – 3 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 3 verses

British National Anthem – traditionally played on Remembrance Day

Meter: 664 6664

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.

Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen.

Not on this land alone,
But be God’s mercies known
From shore to shore:
Lord, make the nations see
That men should brothers be,
And form one family
The wide world o’er.

Original lyricist of verses 1 and 2 is unknown and generally these are the only two verses used. For a more Christian conclusion verse 3 has been added in some hymn books which is by William E Hickson (1817 – 1877) and taken from the hymn God Bless Our Native Land an American hymn sung to the same tune.

Recording

  • Tune: National Anthem, composer unknown but attributed to Henry Carey (1689 – 1743)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance © 2011 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

 

The music used in this recording belongs in the Public Domain, but the Performance rights ℗ belong to Richard M S Irwin. You may click the Download Button to obtain the MP3 recording for use in Worship (including online services) or for personal use only. For other uses of the recording, please Contact Us. If you use our hymns, please consider a donation to help keep this service free.

 

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History

The British National Anthem, God Save The Queen in its current form dates to the eighteenth century, however the words and tune may date back to the seventeenth century. It is thought the tune was originally a dance, the rhythm is very distinctly that of a galliard.

In September 1745 the ‘Young Pretender’ to the British Throne, Prince Charles Edward Stuart, defeated the army of King George II in Scotland at Prestonpans, near Edinburgh.

In a fit of patriotic fervour after news of Prestonpans had reached London, the leader of the band at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, arranged ‘God Save The King’ for performance after a play. It was a tremendous success and was repeated nightly.

This practice soon spread to other theatres and continued well into the 20th century even being played at the end of an evening in cinemas and at other public events such as Balls and Dinners.

There is no authorised version of the National Anthem as the words are a matter of tradition. As here, additional verses have been added down the years, but these are rarely used.

 

God Bless Our Native Land (National Anthem, Organ, 2 Verses)

God Bless Our Native Land : Lyrics

God bless our native land!
Firm may she ever stand
Thro’ storm and night!
When the wild tempests rave,
Ruler of wind and wave
Do Thou our country save
By Thy great might.

For her our prayer shall rise
To God above the skies;
On Him we wait.
Thou who art ever nigh,
Guarding with watchful eye,
To Thee aloud we cry,
God save the State!

Meter: 664 6664. Lyricist: August Mahlmann (1771-1826). Public Domain

God Bless Our Native Land : Recording

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