For the beauty of the earth (Heathlands) – Organ

Hymn – For the beauty of the earth – Lyrics

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Lord of all, to thee we raise

Recordings

Original Key in D Major
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Lower Setting in B Major
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Details

  • Tune: England’s Lane
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Folliot Sandford Pierpoint (1835 – 1917)
  • Music Copyright Unknown
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Son of God, eternal Saviour (Everton Smart) – Organ

Lyrics

Son of God, eternal Saviour,
Source of life and truth and grace,
Son of Man, whose birth incarnate
Hallows all our human race,
Thou, our Head, who, throned in glory,
For thine own dost ever plead,
Fill us with thy love and pity;
Heal our wrongs, and help our need.

As thou, Lord, hast lived for others,
So may we for others live;
Freely have thy gifts been granted,
Freely may thy servants give:
Thine the gold and thine the silver,
Thine the wealth of land and sea,
We but stewards of thy bounty,
Held in solemn trust for thee.

Come, O Christ, and reign among us,
King of love, and Prince of peace;
Hush the storm of strife and passion,
Bid its cruel discords cease;
By thy patient years of toiling,
By thy silent hours of pain,
Quench our fevered thirst of pleasure,
Shame our selfish greed of gain.

Son of God, eternal Saviour,
Source of life and truth and grace,
Son of Man, whose birth incarnate
Hallows all our human race,
Thou who prayest, thou who willest,
That thy people should be one,
Grant, O grant our hope’s fruition:
Here on earth thy will be done.

Recording

Standard Recording

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Slightly Slower Recording


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Details

  • Tune: Everton (Smart)
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Somerset Corry Lowry (1855 – 1932)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

God of mercy, God of grace (Heathlands) – Organ

Hymn – God of mercy, God of grace – Lyrics

God of mercy, God of grace,
Show the brightness of Thy face;
Shine upon us, Saviour, shine,
Fill Thy Church with light divine,
And Thy saving health extend,
Unto earth’s remotest end.

Let the people praise Thee, Lord!
Be by all that live adored;
Let the nations shout and sing
Glory to their Saviour King,
At Thy feet their tribute pay,
And Thy holy will obey.

Let the people praise Thee, Lord!
Earth shall then her fruits afford,
God to man His blessings give,
Man to God devoted live;
All below and all above
One in joy and light and love

Recording – Download

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Details

  • Tune: Heathlands
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: General | Church Year: Candlemas
  • Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin.Certain rights reserved.

God is here! As we His people (Bethany – Smart)

Lyrics

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Details

  • Tune: Bethany (Smart)
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Fred Pratt Green (1903 – 2000)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics © Stainer & Bell Ltd.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Worship the lord in the beauty of holiness (Moredun)

Lyrics

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,
Bow down before Him, His glory proclaim;
Gold of obedience and incense of lowliness,
Bring and adore Him—the Lord is His Name.

Low at His feet lay Thy burden of carefulness,
High on His heart He will bear it for thee;
Comfort thy sorrows and answer thy prayerfulness,
Guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.

Fear not to enter His courts in the slenderness
Of the poor wealth thou wouldst reckon as thine;
Truth in its beauty, and love in its tenderness,
These are the offerings to lay on His shrine.

These though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness,
He will accept for the Name that is dear,
Mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness,
Trust for our trembling, and hope for our fear.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,
Bow down before Him, His glory proclaim;
Gold of obedience and incense of lowliness,
Bring and adore Him—the Lord is His Name.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Moredun
  • Meter: 12 10 12 10
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: John Samuel Bewley Monsell (1811 – 1875)
  • Church Year: Epiphany, General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.