Before The Cross Of Calvary (I Have A House And Land In Kent, 6 Verses, Acoustic)

Before The Cross Of Calvary : Lyrics

A hymn for Maundy Thursday.

1. Before the cross of Calvary,
Jesus went to Gethsemane
For prayer, solitude and rest;
When His agony took the test,
Jesus prayed in Gethsemane.
Three times, He prayed for you and me.

2. From joyous supper with His friends,
He descended to dreadful ends
Stirred inside the brimming Cup:
God’s wrath upon humanity.
‘Come keep watch, and pray with me’,
He uttered in Gethsemane.

3. Distressed, depressed and squeezed and pressed
Cup’s contents crushed all human sense,
He fell grounded fac-down, anguished:
‘Abba! save me from this hour!’
‘Come keep watch, and pray with me.’
He uttered to the inner three!

4. Sore and overwhelmed with sorrow,
Temptation shot a straight arrow
To shun the cup of destiny;
Jesus submitted to God’s will!
‘Come keep watch, and pray with me.’
He uttered to the inner three!

5. Deeper and deeper prayer with tears,
Jesus cried in His Father’s ears!
The Abba heard, and ministered;
Charged boldness cried, ‘Thy will be done!’
Three times, he prayed for you and me
In the garden of Gethsemane!

6. No empathy from His best friends,
Alone, He paid the penalty,
Down to the dregs, for you and me;
Jesus switched the Cup of Calvary
For Salvation’s Cup, full and free,
Blessings, thanksgiving, victory!

Before The Cross Of Calvary : Recording

Before The Cross Of Calvary (I Have A House And Land In Kent, 6 Verses, Acoustic) 2021 by Richard M.S. Irwin

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For Every Blade Of Bright Green Grass (Green Grass – 5 Verses) – Piano Ensemble

For Every Blade Of Bright Green Grass Lyrics

For every blade of bright green grass,
For every petal of each flower,
For every leaf on every tree,
We thank you Lord God, Almighty.

For each raindrop, each wet shower,
That falls on dusty, parchèd earth,
And nourishes the fertile loam,
And sprouts up shoots with growing power.

For every seed of every plant,
That multiplies its sacred kind,
For sweetest fruit of yielding tree,
We thank you Lord God, Almighty.

For every species of each herb,
That seasons up our fractured whole,
And soothes and calms like Gilead’s balm,
And heals the mind, body and soul.

For Nature’s generosity
Sustaining all createdkind,
Your gift of Omni love divine,
We thank you Lord God, Almighty.

Meter: LM. Lyrics by Verna Penn Moll, Copyright © 2020. CCLI 7165644.

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In Candle Glow Most Sacred (Nimrod -2 Verses) – SATB & Organ

In Candle Glow Most Sacred : Lyrics

In candle glow most sacred the Spirit rises,
Hovers, blesses one and all who gather here to pray.
Here to pray to God almighty,
Creator, splendid Mother of all,
Who gave birth to moon and sun.
Whose Spirit breathes living breath
To all who trust in Thee.
We who seek for Thee
Find comfort in the soul.

With divine light so holy,
Rises the great Holy Spirit,
Companion at times of peril,
Comforter and dearest friend.
Consoler of hearts,
Lover of our souls,
Creator, Saviour.
We sing to You our joy!
Amen.

Meter: Irregular. Lyrics © 2020 Richard M S Irwin, used with permission. CCLI 7157880.

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History

Edward Elgar completed his Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, known more commonly as the Enigma Variations, in February 1899. There were fourteen in all, based on an original theme dedicated by Elgar “to my friends pictured within”.

Using the term “Enigma” Elgar has caused much speculation as to whether there is a hidden melody within the piece.

The 9th variation “Nimrod” is used here in this anthem and refers to Augustus J. Jaeger, a music editor and close friend of Elgar’s, known for giving the composer critical advice and help with his compositions. Nimrod is described in the Old Testament as “a mighty hunter before the Lord”, Jäger is the German for hunter.

Nimrod has become popular in its own right, often played at British funerals, memorial services, and other solemn occasions, including the National Service of Remembrance.

Scattered Yet Together – Kristin Frazer (Herdswick, 6 verses)

Singer : Kristin Frazer

Scattered Yet Together is sung here by accomplished musician and Virgin Islander, Kristin Frazer who began her singing career at an early age. She has appeared on CD recordings with multiple Virgin Island gospel artists and has also displayed her vocal talents through live performances as a back-up singer with Gospel Caribbean Legend Carlene Davis and American Gospel Singer Kim Burrell.

“Scattered Yet Together” is one of a series of hymns written by Virgin Island author, Verna Penn Moll which was sung in a number of churches around the world at its launch for year-a-pentecost 2020. The original hymn tune “Herdswick” was written especially for the by Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955).

Scattered Yet Together : Lyrics

Meter 67 67 6.

1. Scattered, yet together,
We have come to worship You.
Scattered, yet together,
For we know Your word is true!
Word is true! Word is true!

2. Scattered, yet together,
We approach the mercy throne.
Scattered, yet together,
We seek You, and You alone!
You alone! You alone!

3. Scattered, yet together,
Our hearts are low with grief.
Scattered, yet together,
We await Your sweet relief.
Sweet relief! Sweet relief!

4. Scattered, yet together,
Amidst moments of despair.
Scattered, yet together,
You will answer fervent prayer!
Fervent prayer! Fervent prayer!

5. Scattered, yet together,
We hear Your gentle whisper:
My peace I give to you,
I will forsake You never.
Give My peace! Give My peace!

6. Scattered, yet together,
We receive Your Holy Breath.
Scattered, yet together,
New life without knowing death.
Holy Breath! Holy Breath!

Lyrics © 2020 Verna Penn Moll. All Rights Reserved.

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I Am Shaking (Draycot – 3 verses) – Kristin Frazer

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I Am Shaking is sung here by accomplished musician and Virgin Islander, Kristin Frazer who began her singing career at an early age. She has appeared on CD recordings with multiple Virgin Island gospel artists and has also displayed her vocal talents through live performances as a back-up singer with Gospel Caribbean Legend Carlene Davis and American Gospel Singer Kim Burrell.

“I Am Shaking” is one of a series of hymns written by Virgin Island author, Verna Penn Moll.

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I Am Shaking : Lyrics

Meter 87 87 D.

1. I’m shaking, shaking, shaking
Up the Heaven and the Earth;
There’s a falling, falling, falling
Like the world has never seen!
And the world is shaking, shaking,
By the mighty hand of God,
That is writing, writing, writing
All our deeds upon the wall.

2. Hope is standing in the rubble
Of the shaking, shaking, shake
Witnessing the stripping, stripping
Of the multi-layers of fake;
And the hand of God is writing
All our deeds upon the wall
While powerful knees are bending
To the greatest ONE of all!

3. Hope takes comfort in the shaking
Of the structures of the world!
There is beauty in destruction:
Stripping, falling, stripping stripped
To reclaim, rebuild, and restore
The Kingdom of our Maker,
Who can never, never falter
Our Creator, Redeemer!

Lyrics © 2020 Verna Penn Moll. All Rights Reserved. Based on Haggai 2:6-7 & Hebrews 12: 26-28

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“I Am Shaking, Shaking, Shaking” is one of a series of hymns written by Virgin Island author, Verna Penn Moll. It was inspired by the global chaos surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. It refers to biblical texts from by Haggai 2:6-7 and Hebrews 12:27 (see below). Verna has edited and written several books  and other publications  including,  Poetic Prayers: Where Cultures Meet, 1999; Methodism: 200 years of Witness 1810-2010, 2010; Land Acquisition by Virgin Islanders, 2000; This Land: A Trust From God,  2014; and Funintun’s Christmas: traditional Christmas Customs of the BVI. 

“I Am Shaking” has been set to a new tune by Richard Irwin, called “Draycot”, named after the hamlet of Draycot Foliat on the beautiful Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire, England where the composer lives. Played here by a Piano and Flute with Oboe and Violin. It was recorded and produced by Richard Irwin.

Haggai 2:6-7

“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty.

Hebrews 12:27

27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

Hymns Without Words is a free resource for churches and congregations around the world providing free downloads hymns and carols for use in services. This service is provided by composer and arranger Richard Irwin. Music is generally recorded without words and therefore suitable for congregational singing.

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Let Us Praise God Together (3 Verses) – Piano and Woodwind

Let Us Praise God Together Lyrics

Meter: 10 10 88 8. Lyrics by James Edward Seddon (1915 – 1983) – Hymns Without Words

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Gather Around, For The Table Is Spread (Skye Boat Song) – Piano and Flute

Gather Around, For The Table Is Spread Lyrics

Meter: 86 86 and Refrain

Lyrics Copyright © 1994, 1999 Kevin Mayhew Ltd

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

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  • Tune: Skye Boat Song, a traditional Scottish melody arranged by Richard M S Irwin. Music Public Domain. Arrangement © 2020 Richard M S Irwin
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I’m Made In The Likeness Of God (My Creator, Piano & Flute, 3 verses)

I’m Made In The Likeness Of God : Lyrics

Meter: 84 88 8

I’m made in the likeness of God,
My Creator;
He made me for His own Glory,
Oh, listen to my story,
Yes, I’m made in the likeness of God.

I’m made in the likeness of God,
Christ, my Saviour;
Jesus saves me from hell’s fury,
Oh, listen to my story,
Yes, I’m made in the likeness of God.

I’m made in the likeness of God,
God, my Teacher;
His Spirit gives ability,
Oh, listen to my story,
Yes, I’m made in the likeness of God.

Lyrics © 2020 Verna Penn Moll. All Rights Reserved. For General usage in services.

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“I’m Made In The Likeness Of God” is an uplifting hymn and one of a series written by Virgin Island author, Verna Penn Moll. She has edited and written several books  and other publications  including,  Poetic Prayers: Where Cultures Meet, 1999; Methodism: 200 years of Witness 1810-2010, 2010; Land Acquisition by Virgin Islanders, 2000; This Land: A Trust From God,  2014; and Funintun’s Christmas: traditional Christmas Customs of the BVI. The disk cover is a picture of a Flamboyant tree (Delonix regia) from Verna’s garden.

The hymns has been set to a new tune by Richard Irwin, called “My Creator”, named after the declarative second line of the hymn. Played here by a Piano and Flute. It was recorded and produced by Richard Irwin.

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Lead Us Father Gently (Foliat House, Piano Ensemble, 3 Verses)

Lead Us Father Gently : Lyrics

Lead us, Father, gently lead us
From all empty pride;
Save us, Lord, from sole ambition,
Let us follow Your direction.

Lead us, Father, gently lead us
From a mere foothill
Of our predestined vocation,
According to Your precious will.

Lead us, Father, gently lead us
By Thy light divine;
Protect us from sin’s destruction,
Guide us by Your true reflection.

Meter: 87 87 D. Lyrics © 2020 Verna Penn Moll. All Rights Reserved. 

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“Lead Us, Father” is a gentle lullaby of a hymn and one of series written by Virgin Island author, Verna Penn Moll. She has edited and written several books and other publications  including,  Poetic Prayers: Where Cultures Meet, 1999; Methodism: 200 years of Witness 1810-2010, 2010; Land Acquisition by Virgin Islanders, 2000; This Land: A Trust From God,  2014; and Funintun’s Christmas: traditional Christmas Customs of the BVI. The cover shows an example of Delonix regia (Flamboyant Tree) from Verna’s garden.

“Lead Us, Father” has been set to a new tune by Richard Irwin, called “Foliat House” after the original name of the house in Draycot Foliat in which Richard and his family live. Played here by a Piano Ensemble with Flute, French Horn and Bassoon, recorded and produced by Richard Irwin.

Hymns Without Words is a free resource for churches and congregations around the world providing free downloads hymns and carols for use in services. This service is provided by composer and arranger Richard Irwin. Music is generally recorded without words and therefore suitable for congregational singing.

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A Love Song Soothes My Soul So (Suzi) – Small Band

The Gardener’s Hymn
Dedicated to my sister Suzi Irwin, a dedicated garden designer, gardener and artist.

Lyrics ~ 3 verses

Meter: 76 78 55 68 8

A love song soothes my soul so:
When spring flow’rs start to grow,
And bees court, like striped bridegrooms,
A fragrant lilac, rose perfumed;
This love song, so bright,
Wings my soul to heaven
I hear the voice of God’s creation,
And work His holy garden.

His beauty seen in petals,
His Spirit, with birds nestles,
Hymns sung by nature’s choirboys,
He gifts us both with grace and joy!
This love song, so bright,
Wings my soul to heaven,
I hear the voice of God’s creation,
And work His holy garden.

A gift then is a garden,
Even as the winter hardens,
The cycle of life and death
Reflects that we shall resurrect!
This love song, so bright,
Wings my soul to heaven,
I hear the voice of God’s creation,
And work His holy garden.

Lyrics by Richard M S Irwin. Used with permission. All rights reserved. CCLI 7152781

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When spring comes around I am always amazed by the emergence of new life in the garden. Spring in particular is a time when the beauty of the Earth is at its best. Not only do the flowering bulbs, like daffodils and tulips appear to delight us, but each tree becomes leafed in a different green.  Bees court flowers to make honey and the songbirds become nature’s choristers.  I find the garden so inspiring and a reflection of life in general with its cycle of birth, harvest, death and rebirth. Hence, “A Love Song Soothes My Soul” is a reflection of the wonder of God’s creation.

I dedicated the hymn to my sister, Suzi (see suzi-irwin.co.uk) who changed career to become a garden designer, and so the song has become known as The Gardener’s Hymn. I hope it inspires gardeners everywhere.