O thou who camest from above (Hereford – 4 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

O thou who camest from above
the fire celestial to impart,
kindle a flame of sacred love
on the mean altar of my heart!

There let it for thy glory burn
with inextinguishable blaze,
and trembling to its source return
in humble prayer and fervent praise.

Jesus, confirm my heart’s desire
to work, and speak, and think for thee;
still let me guard the holy fire,
and still stir up the gift in me.

Ready for all thy perfect will,
my acts of faith and love repeat;
till death thy endless mercies seal,
and make the sacrifice complete.

Recording

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Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Hereford
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: Ascension, Pentecost
  • Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900001

God is love, let heaven adore Him (Alleluia) – Organ

Lyrics

God is love, let heaven adore him;
God is love, let earth rejoice;
let creation sing before him
and exalt him with one voice.
God who laid the earth’s foundation,
God who spread the heav’ns above,
God who breathes through all creation:
God is love, eternal love.

God is love; and love enfolds us,
all the world in one embrace;
with unfailing grasp God holds us,
ev’ry child of ev’ry race.
And when human hearts are breaking
under sorrow’s iron rod,
then we find that selfsame aching
deep within the heart of God.

God is love; and though with blindness
sin afflicts all human life,
God’s eternal loving-kindness
guides us through our earthly strife.
Sin and death and hell shall never
o’er us final triumph gain:
God is love, so love forever
o’er the universe must reign.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Alleluia
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Mid 20th Century
  • Verses: 3
  • Composer: Cyril Vincent Taylor (1907 – 1991)
  • Lyricist: Timothy Rees (1874 – 1939)
  • Music Copyright Oxford University Press
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard M S Irwin. All rights Reserved.

 

Author of life divine (Gweedore) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Author of life divine,
who hast a table spread,
furnished with mystic wine
and everlasting bread,
preserve the life Thyself hast giv’n,
and feed and train us up for heav’n.

2. Our needy souls sustain
with fresh supplies of love,
till all Thy life we gain
and all Thy fullness prove,
and strengthened by Thy perfect grace,
behold without a veil Thy face.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Gweedore
  • Meter: 66 66 88
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

The Church’s one foundation (Aurelia)

Hymn – The Church’s one foundation – Lyrics

The Church’s one foundation
is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation,
by water and the word:
from heaven he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her,
and for her life he died.

Elect from every nation,
yet one o’er all the earth,
her charter of salvation,
one Lord, one faith, one birth;
one holy Name she blesses,
partakes one holy food,
and to one hope she presses,
with every grace endued.

Though with a scornful wonder
men see her sore oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder,
by heresies distressed;
yet saints their watch are keeping,
their cry goes up, “How long?”
and soon the night of weeping
shall be the morn of song.

Mid toil and tribulation,
and tumult of her war
she waits the consummation
of peace for evermore;
till with the vision glorious
her longing eyes are blessed,
and the great Church victorious
shall be the Church at rest.

Yet she on earth hath union
with God, the Three in one,
and mystic sweet communion
with those whose rest is won.
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we
like them, the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with thee.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Aurelia
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: Samuel John Stone (1839 – 1900)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performances Copyright © 2007 – 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.