At the Lamb’s high feast we sing (Salzburg) – Organ and Descant

Lyrics

1. At the Lamb’s high feast we sing
praise to our victorious King,
who has washed us in the tide
flowing from his pierced side;
praise we him whose love divine
gives his sacred blood for wine,
gives his body for the feast,
Christ the victim, Christ the priest.

2. Where the paschal blood is poured,
death’s dark angel sheathes his sword;
Israel’s hosts triumphant go
through the wave that drowns the foe.
Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed,
paschal victim, paschal bread;
with sincerity and love
eat we manna from above.

3. Mighty victim from the sky,
pow’rs of hell beneath thee lie;
death is conquered in the fight,
thou hast brought us life and light:
hymns of glory and of praise,
risen Lord, to thee we raise;
holy Father, praise to thee,
with the Spirit, ever be.

4. Easter triumph, Easter joy,
nothing now can this destroy;
from sin’s pow’r do thou set free
souls new-born, O Lord, in thee.
Hymns of glory and of praise,
risen Lord, to thee we raise;
holy Father, praise to thee,
with the Spirit, ever be.

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  • Tune: Salzburg
  • Meter: 77 77 D
  • Style: Baroque
  • Composer: Jacob Hintze (1622 – 1702) harmonised by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: Unknown ‘Ad regias Agni dapes’ (7th Century) translated by Robert Campbell (1814 – 1868)
  • Church Year: Easter
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

How tedious and tasteless the hours (Green Fields) – Organ

Lyrics

1. How tedious and tasteless the hours
When Jesus no longer I see!
Sweet prospects, sweet birds, and sweet flow’rs,
Have all lost their sweetness to me.
The midsummer sun shines but dim;
The fields strive in vain to look gay;
But when I am happy in Him,
December’s as pleasant as May.

2. His name yields the richest perfume,
And sweeter than music His voice;
His presence disperses my gloom,
And makes all within me rejoice;
I should, were He always thus nigh,
Have nothing to wish or to fear;
No mortal so happy as I;
My summer would last all the year.

3. Content with beholding His face,
My all to His pleasure resigned,
No changes of seasons or place
Would make any change in my mind.
While blest with a sense of His love,
A palace a toy would appear;
And prisons would palaces prove,
If Jesus would dwell with me there.

4. Dear Lord, if indeed I am Thine,
If Thou art my sun and my song,
Say, why do I languish and pine?
And why are my winter so long?
O drive these dark clouds from my sky;
Thy soul-cheering presence restore,
Or take me unto Thee on high,
Where winter and clouds are no more.

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  • Tune: Green Fields
  • Meter: 88 88 D
  • Composer: Attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Arranger: Lewis Edson (1748 – 1820)
  • Lyricist: John Newton (1725 – 1807)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Now praise we great and famous men (Ach Gott und Herr)

Hymn – Now praise we great and famous men – Lyrics

Now praise we great and famous men,
The fathers named in story;
And praise the Lord, who now as then
Reveals in man His glory.

Praise we the wise and brave and strong,
Who graced their generation,
Who helped the right, and fought the wrong,
And made our folk a nation.

Praise we the great of heart and mind,
The singers sweetly gifted,
Whose music like a mighty wind
The souls of men uplifted.

Praise we the peaceful men of skill,
Who built their homes of beauty,
And, rich in art, made richer still
The brotherhood of duty.

Praise we the glorious names we know,
And they whose names have perished,
Lost, in the haze of long ago,
In silent love be cherished.

In peace their sacred ashes rest,
Fulfilled their day’s endeavour;
They blessed the earth, and they are blessed
Of God and man forever.

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  • Tune: Ach Gott und Herr
  • Meter: 447 447
  • Style: Lutheran Choral
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: William George Tarrant (1853 – 1928)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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O bread to pilgrims given (Passion Chorale)

Hymn – O bread to pilgrims given -Lyrics

O Bread to pilgrims given,
O food that angels eat,
O manna sent from heaven,
For heav’n-born natures meet:
Give us, for thee long pining,
To eat till richly filled;
Till, earth’s delights resigning,
Our every wish is stilled.

O water, life-bestowing,
Forth from the Saviour’s heart
A fountain purely flowing,
A fount of love thou art:
O let us, freely tasting,
Our burning thirst assuage;
Thy sweetness, never wasting,
Avails from age to age.

Jesus, this feast receiving,
We thee unseen adore;
Thy faithful word believing,
We take, and doubt no more:
Give us, thou true and loving,
On earth to live in thee;
Then, death the veil removing,
Thy glorious face to see.

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  • Tune: Passion Chorale
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Lutheran Choral
  • Composer: Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)
  • Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: unknown in Hymnal: Maintzisch Gesangbuch (1661)
  • Translator: Ray Palmer (1808 – 1887)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Bach, J.S. – Little Prelude and Fugure #8 in B flat (BWV 560)

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  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750) – BWV 559. One of the eight little preludes and fugues attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach but probably written by a pupil, Johann Tobias Krebs or Johann Ludwig Krebs.
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Bach, J.S. – Little Prelude and Fugure #7 in Am (BWV 559)

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  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750) – BWV 559. One of the eight little preludes and fugues attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach but probably written by a pupil, Johann Tobias Krebs or Johann Ludwig Krebs.
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Bach, J.S. – Little Prelude and Fugure #6 in Gm (BWV 558)

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Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750) – BWV 558. One of the eight little preludes and fugues attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach but probably written by a pupil, Johann Tobias Krebs or Johann Ludwig Krebs.
Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain Rights Reserved.

Bach, J.S. – Little Prelude and Fugure #5 in G (BWV 557)

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  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750) –  BWV 557. One of the eight little preludes and fugues attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach but probably written by a pupil, Johann Tobias Krebs or Johann Ludwig Krebs.
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Bach, J.S. – Little Prelude and Fugure #4 in F (BWV 556)

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  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750) – BWV 553. One of the eight little preludes and fugues attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach but probably written by a pupil, Johann Tobias Krebs or Johann Ludwig Krebs.
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Bach, J.S. – Little Prelude and Fugure #3 in Em (BWV 555)

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  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750) – BWV 555. One of the eight little preludes and fugues attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach but probably written by a pupil, Johann Tobias Krebs or Johann Ludwig Krebs.
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain Rights Reserved.