The strife is o’er the battle done (Gelob’t Sei Gott – Vulpuis) – Organ and Brass

Hymn – The strife is o’er the battle done – Lyrics

The strife is o’er, the battle done;
Now is the Victor’s triumph won;
Now be the song of praise begun.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Death’s mightiest powers have done their worst,
And Jesus hath His foes dispersed;
Let shouts of praise and joy outburst.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

On the third morn He rose again
Glorious in majesty to reign;
Oh, let us swell the joyful strain!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee.
From death’s dread sting Thy servants free
That we may live and sing to Thee.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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  • Tune: Gelob’t Sei Gott (Vulpuis)
  • Meter: 888 with Alleluias
  • Verses: 4
  • Style: Baroque
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: From Melchior Vulpius’ ‘Gesangbuch’ (1609)
  • Translator: Francis Pott (1832 – 1909)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

The chased hart so longs for water (Planxty Irwin – 3 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

The chased hart so longs for water,
So my soul does ache for you.
For you alone are my heart’s desire
And I yearn to worship you.
My life you are, my sun so bright,
Your grace a gift that shall inspire;
I shall sing with joy and thankfulness;
Merrily bells sound from the tower.

Gold coins are like sunlight on water,
Your love lasts eternally,
Your beauty reflects all eternity,
For in each face God I see.
My life you are . . .

I hope my love will last forever,
Blessed life a gift from you,
Under blue skies and starlit nights
I’ll remember all you do;
My life you are. . .

History

The original music was composed by Turlough O’Carolan for my ancestor Col. John Irwin of Tanrego House, situated on Ballysodare Bay in Sligo. The song was probably composed after the Peace of Utrecht (1713) because the verses speak of Col. Irwin coming home from the wars. Col. Irwin was born in 1680 and died in 1752. He was High Sheriff of Sligo in 1731.

“Planxty” is a word used by Turlough O’Carolan in many of his works, and is believed to denote a tribute to a particular person and is thought possibly to be a corruption of the Irish word and popular toast “sláinte”, meaning “good health”. Some claim that the word is not Irish in origin but comes from the Latin “plangere,” meaning to strike or beat. Alternatively, its origin may stem from the Irish phrase “phlean an tí” meaning “from the house of”. Another possible explanation is that it is derived from the Latin “Planctus”, a medieval lament.

I fell in love with the tune when I heard it and originally arranged it for two flutes to be played by my daughter and her tutor before adapting it as a wedding hymn – Richard Irwin

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Details

  • Album:
  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Planxty Irwin
  • Meter: 97 97 88 99
  • Style: Traditional Irish, Gaelic Style, Celtic
  • Church Year: General, Weddings
  • Composer: Turlough O’Carolan (1670 – 1738)
  • Arranger and Lyricist: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955) inspired by Psalm 42
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 2011 Richard M S Irwin, All Rights Reserved.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Original Words

Irish Gaelic

Racha mé ar cuairt suas gan spás
Fá dhéin dhuine uasal suadhamhail sásta
An Coirneál suairc tá ar bhruach na trágha,
Sgéal dob’ áil liom trácht air.

Fear nach leigionn sgith don chopán
Is anmhail leis ceól agus ól gan racán,
‘Sé seo Seón gan amhras,
An t-óigfhear Gaodhalach Gállta.

English

We will take our way without delay
To see a noble, brave and gay,
The gallant Colonel on the strand,
His story, I tell you, one so grand.

With mirth and joy he fills his glasses,
Delights to cheer both lads and lasses,
This is without doubt John, I will answer,
The young man from Gaodhalach Gállta.

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.

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  • 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.

Forth in the peace of Christ we go (Deo Gracias)

Lyrics

We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright.

Recording

See also Forth in the peace of Christ we go (Duke Street)

 
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Details

  • Tune: Deo Gracias
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Unknown – 15th Century English melody arranged by Richard M S Irwin (b.1955)
  • Lyricist: James Quinn (1919 – 2010)
  • Music Copyright © 2018 Richard M S Irwin
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I knew my Lord Jesus (Bridget O’Malley – 3 Verses) – Clarinet and Violin

Hymn – I knew my Lord Jesus – Lyrics

Dedicated to the Church of St Andrew, Ogbourne St Andrew, Wiltshire

I knew my Lord Jesus in lands far away,
in the land of the Jordan and David’s bright throne.
My Lord he sent me to bring you the good news,
to heal and forgive wherever I roam.

I know my Lord Jesus and walk with him daily
through fields and the forest, a long way from home.
My Lord, is with me, as I speak of his love;
in God’s grace on earth, I am never alone.

So meet my Lord Jesus and walk with him gladly,
bring peace and blessings ever into your home.
Our Lord, he is with us, our friend and redeemer,
so smile now and laugh, we are never alone.

Recording – for Clarinet and Violin

 
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  • Tune: Bridget O’Malley
  • Meter: 11 12 12 11
  • Church Year: St Andrew’s Day
  • Style: Traditional Gaelic, Celtic
  • Composer: Turlough O’Carolan (1670 – 1738)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 2008 – 2015 Richard M S Irwin, All Rights Reserved.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Scores

I knew my Lord Jesus (Bridget O’Malley – 3 Verses) – Clarinet & Violin

I knew my Lord Jesus (Bridget O’Malley – 3 Verses) – Organ Score

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.

Give me joy in my heart (Sing hosanna)

Hymn – Give me joy in my heart – Lyrics

Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,
Give me joy in my heart, I pray,
Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,
Keep me praising ’til the break of day.
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
Sing hosanna to the King of kings!
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
Sing hosanna to the King.

Give me peace in my heart, keep me praying,
Give me peace in my heart, I pray,
Give me peace in my heart, keep me praying,
Keep me praying ’til the end of day. Refrain

Give me love in my heart, keep me praising,
Give me love in my heart, I pray,
Give me love in my heart, keep me praising,
Keep me praising ’til the break of day. Refrain

Give my oil in my lamp, keep me burning,
Give me oil in my lamp, I pray,
Give my oil in my lamp, keep me burning,
Keep me burning ’til the end of day. Refrain

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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Sing hosanna
  • Meter: 10 8 10 9 and Refrain
  • Style: Spiritual
  • Composer: Unknown
  • arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Church Year: General / Church Year: Weddings
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Forth in Thy name, O Lord, I go (Angels’ Song)

Hymn – Forth in thy Name, O Lord I go – Lyrics

Forth in thy Name, O Lord, I go,
my daily labour to pursue;
thee, only thee, resolved to know
in all I think or speak or do.

The task thy wisdom hath assigned,
O let me cheerfully fulfil;
in all my works thy presence find,
and prove thy good and perfect will.

Thee may I set at my right hand,
whose eyes mine inmost substance see,
and labor on at thy command,
and offer all my works to thee.

Give me to bear thy easy yoke,
and every moment watch and pray,
and still to things eternal look,
and hasten to thy glorious day.

For thee delightfully employ
whate’er thy bounteous grace hath given;
and run my course with even joy,
and closely walk with thee to heav’n.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Angels’ Song
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Renaissance
  • Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1583 – 1625) Descant arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2010 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

For I’m building a people of power (For I’m building)

  • Tune: For I’m building
  • Style: Popular
  • Composer: Dave Richards (b. 1947)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Dave Richards
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1977 Thankyou Music [email protected].
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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