Away in a manger (Cradle Song)

Lyrics

Away in a manger,
No crib for His bed,
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky
Looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus,
Asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing,
The Baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes.
I love Thee, Lord Jesus!
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side
Until morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus,
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me I pray.
Bless all the dear children,
In Thy tender care,
And take us to heaven
To live with Thee there.

Recordings

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Cradle Song
  • Meter: 11 11 11 11
  • Style: Victorian Carol Style: Carol
  • Composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1838 – 1921) arranged Richard Mark Stephen Irwin.
  • Lyricist: William James Kirkpatrick (1838 – 1921)
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

Awake my Soul (I have a house and land in Kent)

Lyrics

Repeat last two lines each verse
Awake my soul, an offʼring bring,
To Jesus our exalted King;
Sing to Him Who reigns above,
Incarnate fount of grace and love.

In awe we stand upon this ground,
His wisdom and His powʼr astound;
All His glories we behold,
In heavʼn and earth His storyʼs told.

Then to this world, Heʼs shown His grace,
He came to rescue Adamʼs race;
Our Redeemer, our High Priest,
From sin and death to bring release.

Awake my soul, arise and sing,
Eternal praise to Christ our King;
In His Church, His name confessed,
We worship Him among the blessed.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: I have House and Land in Kent
  • Meter: 88 78 78
  • Style: Early Stuart
  • Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1582 – 1635) arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Brian L. Penney
  • Church Year: Epiphany Church Year: General
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Brian L. Penney, used with permission.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.You can download the free MP3

At the name of Jesus (Camberwell)

Lyrics

At the name of Jesus
Every knee shall bow,
Every tongue confess him
King of glory now:
‘Tis the Father’s pleasure
We should call him Lord,
Who from the beginning
Was the mighty Word.

At his voice creation
Sprang at once to sight,
All the angels faces
All the hosts of light,
Thrones and Dominations,
Stars upon their way,
All the heavenly orders,
In their great array.

Humbled for a season,
To receive a name
From the lips of sinners
Unto whom he came,
Faithfully he bore it
Spotless to the last,
Brought it back victorious,
When from death he passed:

Bore it up triumphant
With its human light,
Through all ranks of creatures,
To the central height,
To the throne of Godhead,
To the Father’s breast;
Filled it with the glory
Of that perfect rest.

Name him, brothers, name him,
With love as strong as death,
But with awe and wonder
And with bated breath:
He is God the Saviour,
He is Christ the Lord,
Ever to be worshipped,
Trusted, and adored.

In your hearts enthrone him;
There let him subdue
All that is not holy,
All that is not true:
Crown him as your captain
In temptation’s hour;
Let his will enfold you
In its light and power.

Brothers, this Lord Jesus
Shall return again,
With his Father’s glory,
With his angel train;
For all wreaths of empire
Meet upon his brow,
And our hearts confess him
King of glory now.

Extract

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Details

  • Tune: Camberwell
  • Meter: 65 65 D
  • Style: Mid 20th Century
  • Church Year: General, Ascension
  • Composer: John Michael Brierley (b. 1932)
  • Lyricist: Caroline Maria Noel (1817 – 1877)
  • Music Copyright Josef Weinberger Ltd.
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin All rights reserved.

And now, O Father, mindful of the love (Undes Et Memores) – Organ

Hymn – And now, O Father, mindful of the love – Lyrics

And now, O Father, mindful of the love
That bought us, once for all, on Calvary’s tree,
And having with us Him that pleads above,
We here present, we here spread forth to Thee,
That only offering perfect in Thine eyes,
The one true, pure, immortal sacrifice.

Look, Father, look on His anointed face,
And only look on us as found in Him;
Look not on our misusings of Thy grace,
Our prayer so languid, and our faith so dim;
For lo! between our sins and their reward,
We set the passion of Thy Son our Lord.

And then for those, our dearest and our best,
By this prevailing presence we appeal;
O fold them closer to Thy mercy’s breast!
O do Thine utmost for their souls’ true weal!
From tainting mischief keep them white and clear,
And crown Thy gifts with strength to persevere.

And so we come; O draw us to Thy feet,
Most patient Saviour, Who canst love us still!
And by this food, so awful and so sweet,
Deliver us from every touch of ill:
In Thine own service make us glad and free,
And grant us nevermore to part with Thee.

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Details

  • Tune: Undes Et Memores
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
  • Church Year: Lent
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Orchestral arrangement: Richard Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: William Bright (1824 – 1901)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

Amazing Grace

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Amazing grace
  • Meter: CM
  • Verses: 6
  • Style: Traditional American
  • Church Year: Weddings, Lent
  • Composer: Unknown – American folk melody arranged Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: John Newton (1725 – 1807)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn – Amazing Grace – Lyrics

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

T’was grace that taught my heart to fear.
And grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
‘Tis grace that brought me safe thus far
and grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.

Ye sons of men, a feeble race (Windsor Revised)

Hymn – Ye sons of men, a feeble race – Lyrics

Let all the earth, all time and space,
all people, everywhere,
come make the Lord your dwelling place,
come, try and trust God’s care.
God, I’ll sing praises to your name,
and in your strength rejoice;
when your salvation is my theme,
exalted be my voice!

You give the angels charge to keep
my feet in all your ways;
they watch my pillow while I sleep,
and guard my waking days.
Their hands shall bear me, lest I fall
and dash against the stones;
are they not servants at your call,
to guard your faithful ones?

“Because you set your love on me,
I’ll save you,” (says the Lord);
“I’ll keep your soul most willingly,
with my all-powerful word.
For those to whom my name is known,
I’ll honour them in heaven;
there my salvation shall be shown,
and endless life be given.”

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Windsor Revised
  • Meter: 86 86 86 86
  • Style: Renaissance
  • Usage: General, Lent
  • Composer: Christopher Tye (1505 – 1573)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748) based upon based upon Psalm 91.
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

All in an Easter Garden

Hymn – All in an Easter Garden – Lyrics

All in an Easter garden,
Before the break of day,
An angel came from heaven
And rolled the stone away.
When Jesus’ friends came seeking,
With myrrh and spices rare,
They found the angels at the door,
But Jesus was not there.

All in an Easter garden,
Where water lilies bloom,
The angels gave their message
Beside an empty tomb:
“The Lord is here no longer,
Come, see where once he lay;
The Lord of life is risen indeed,
For this is Easter day.”

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Details

  • Tune: All in an Easter Garden
  • Meter: 76 76 76 86
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Church Year: Easter
  • Composer: Unknown arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.