The day Thou gavest (Saint Clement)

Hymn – The day Thou gavest – Lyrics

The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended,
The darkness falls at Thy behest;
To Thee our morning hymns ascended,
Thy praise shall sanctify our rest.

We thank Thee that Thy church, unsleeping,
While earth rolls onward into light,
Through all the world her watch is keeping,
And rests not now by day or night.

As o’er each continent and island
The dawn leads on another day,
The voice of prayer is never silent,
Nor dies the strain of praise away.

The sun that bids us rest is waking
Our brethren ’neath the western sky
And hour by hour fresh lips are making
Thy wondrous doings heard on high.

So be it, Lord; Thy throne shall never,
Like earth’s proud empires, pass away:
Thy kingdom stands, and grows forever,
Till all Thy creatures own Thy sway.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Saint Clement
  • Meter: 98 98
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: Evensong
  • Composer: Charles Cotterill Scholefield (1839 – 1904)
  • Lyricist: John Ellerton (1826 -1893)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2010 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

The day of resurrection (Ellacombe)

Hymn – The day of resurrection – Lyrics

The day of resurrection!
Earth, tell it out abroad;
the passover of gladness,
the passover of God.
From death to life eternal,
from earth unto the sky,
our Christ hath brought us over,
with hymns of victory.

Our hearts be pure from evil,
that we may see aright
the Lord in rays eternal
of resurrection light;
and listening to his accents,
may hear, so calm and plain,
his own “All hail!” and, hearing,
may raise the victor strain.

Now let the heavens be joyful!
Let earth the song begin!
Let the round world keep triumph,
and all that is therein!
Let all things seen and unseen
their notes in gladness blend,
for Christ the Lord hath risen,
our joy that hath no end.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Ellacombe
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Easter
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Wüttemburg Gesangbuch (1784)
  • Lyricist: St John of Damascus (c. 750)
  • Translator: John Mason Neale (1818 -1866)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

The head that once was crowned with thorns (Saint Magnus)

Hymn – The head that once was crowned with thorns – Lyrics

1. The Head that once was crowned with thorns
Is crowned with glory now;
A royal diadem adorns
The mighty Victor’s brow.

2. The highest place that heaven affords
Is His, is His by right,
The King of kings and Lord of lords,
And heaven’s eternal Light;

3. The Joy of all who dwell above,
The Joy of all below
To whom He manifests His love
And grants His name to know.

4. To them the cross, with all its shame,
With all its grace, is given;
Their name an everlasting name,
Their joy the joy of heaven.

5. They suffer with their Lord below,
They reign with Him above,
Their profit and their joy to know
The mystery of His love.

6. The cross He bore is life and health,
Though shame and death to Him:
His people’s hope, His people’s wealth,
Their everlasting theme.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Verses: 6
  • Tune: Saint Magnus
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: Easter, General
  • Composer: Jeremiah Clarke (1670 – 1707)
  • Lyricist: Thomas Kelly (1769 – 1855)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

The holly and the ivy

Hymn – The holly and the ivy – Lyrics

The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown.
Refrain
O, the rising of the sun,
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.

The holly bears a blossom,
As white as lily flow’r,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
To be our dear Saviour. Refrain

The holly bears a berry,
As red as any blood,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
To do poor sinners good. Refrain

The holly bears a prickle,
As sharp as any thorn,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
On Christmas Day in the morn. Refrain

The holly bears a bark,
As bitter as the gall,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,
For to redeem us all. Refrain

The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown. Refrain

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Details

  • Tune: The holly and the ivy
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Style: Traditional Carol
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown traditional English melody
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown traditional.
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2007 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

The spirit lives to set us free (Walk in the light)

Lyrics

Lyrics are Copyright © Kevin Mayhew Limited and permission will be sought to publish them.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Verses: 6
  • Tune: Walk in the light
  • Meter: 85 85 and Refrain
  • Style: Popular
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Damian Lundy (1944 – 1996)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 1996 Kevin Mayhew Ltd
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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

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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Details

  • 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 strife is o’er the battle done (Victory) – Organ

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

1. 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!

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

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

4. 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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Details

  • Tune: Victory
  • Meter: 888 with Alleluia
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525 – 1594)
  • Adpated by arranger: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Translator: Francis Pott (1832 – 1909)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

The miner’s song (This is Wales)

The miner’s song – Lyrics

The drum of boots upon the cobbles,
Sound of sons and fathers returning home.
The cold winds blow across the valley;
Down from the mountains capped with snow.
Love lies sighing in the valley,
And my heart is waiting
Where the cold winds blow.

And this is Wales,
Land of our fathers;
This is Wales, a land with soul:
A land of glory,
Of light and darkness,
Where light is song,
And darkness is coal.

The pulse you hear along the valleys,
Sound of sons and fathers coming home;
boots that echo loud tramp firm on cobbles,
The sound of men both young and old.
Their boots are beating upon the cobbles,
Our sons and fathers returning home.

And this is Wales,
Land of our fathers;
This is Wales, a land with soul:
A land of glory,
Of light and darkness,
Where dark is coal
And light is song!

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Score for male voice choir

The miner’s song (This is Wales) – male voice choir full score

Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: This is Wales
  • Composer: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Usage: Harvest
  • Music Copyright 2016 Richard M S Irwin.
  • Lyrics Copyright 2015 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • Singer Gary Cordice

We have a gospel to proclaim (Fulda) – Organ

Hymn – We have a gospel to proclaim – Lyrics

Lyrics Copyright Rev. Edward Burns, Permission being sought to publish.

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Details

  • Tune: Fulda
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: William Gardiner
  • Orchestral arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Edward Joseph Burns (b. 1938)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Rev. Edward Burns, All Rights Reserved
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 – 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

We have a gospel to proclaim (Fulda) – Orchestra

Hymn – We have a gospel to proclaim – Lyrics

Lyrics Copyright Rev. Edward Burns, Permission being sought to publish.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Fulda
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: William Gardiner
  • Orchestral arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Edward Joseph Burns (b. 1938)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Rev. Edward Burns, All Rights Reserved
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 – 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.