He sat to watch o’er customs paid (Winchester New – 6 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

He sat to watch o’er customs paid,
A man of scorned and hardening trade,
Alike the symbol and the tool
Of foreign masters’ hated rule.

But grace within his breast had stirred;
There needed but the timely word:
It came, true Lord of souls, from thee,
That royal summons, ‘Follow me.’

Enough, when thou wast passing by,
To hear thy voice, to meet thine eye:
He rose, responsive to the call,
And left his task, his gains, his all.

O wise exchange! with these to part,
And lay up treasure in the heart –
Who now with crown of light doth shine
Among the apostolic line.

Come, Saviour, as in days of old;
Pass where the world has strongest hold,
And faithless care and selfish greed
Are thorns that choke the holy seed.

Who keep thy gifts, O bid them claim
The steward’s, not the owner’s name;
Who yield up all for thy dear sake,
Let them of Matthew’s wealth partake.

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  • Tune: Winchester New
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Baroque, Lutheran, Traditional German
  • Composer: Unknown from Musickalisches Handbuch (1690)
  • Lyricist: William Bright (1824 – 1901)
  • Church Year: Feast of St Matthew
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Praise Him for the flowers (Praise Him – 2 verses) – Piano and Flute

Lyrics

Praise Him for the flowers,
Praise Him for the trees,
Praise Him for your elbows,
Praise Him for your knees.

Praise Him for all creatures,
And for birds that sing,
Lift your hands to heaven,
Praise for everything!

Lyrics Copyright © 2009 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 2
  • Tune: Praise Him
  • Meter: 65 65
  • Style: Traditional German
  • Usage: General, Children’s Hymn
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2009 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Hymnal: Songs of Praise and Worship
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900026
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Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy) – Organ

See also Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy) – Orchestra

Let all mortal flesh keep silence – Lyrics

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wingèd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

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  • Tune: Picardy
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional French, Carol
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Lyricist: St James
  • Translator: Gerard Moultrie (1829 – 1885)
  • Usage: Advent, Christmas
  • Music Copyright and Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance ℗  2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Oh where are you going (Loredo) – Piano

Lyrics

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  • Tune: Loredo
  • Verses: 5
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional Irish – in USA “Streets of Loredo”
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown – Iona Community
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Arrangement Copyright © 2018 Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyrics Copyright © 1989 WGRG, Iona Community, Govan, Glasgow G51 3UU, Scotland
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Christ’s is the world in which we move (Dream Angus) – Instrumental

Lyrics

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They may be found here.

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  • Tune: Dream Angus
  • Verses: 4
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional Scottish
  • Lyricist: Unknown – Iona Community
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 1989 WGRG, Iona Community, Govan, Glasgow G51 3UU, Scotland
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesus, Son of David have mercy on me (Song of Mercy) – Organ

Lyrics

Jesus, son of mercy, have mercy on me.
Jesus, son of mercy, have mercy on me.
Have mercy, have mercy, have mercy on me.
Jesus, son of mercy, have mercy on me.

Spirit, breath of justice, have mercy on us.
Spirit, breath of justice, have mercy on us.
Have mercy, have mercy, have mercy on us.
Spirit, breath of justice, have mercy on us.

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    • Tune: Song of Mercy
    • Meter: 11 11 D
    • Style: Traditional Scottish
    • Composer: Unknown
    • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin
    • Lyricist: Unknown
    • Church Year: General
    • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
    • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Awake, awake: fling off the night! (Deus Tuorum Militum) – Organ

Lyrics

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  • Tune: Nun Lasst Uns Gott
  • Verses: 4
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Grenoble Antiphoner (1753)
  • Lyricist: John Raphael Peacey (1896 – 1971)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright Revd. Mary J. Hancock
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain 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.

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  • 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.

Lord of all hopefulness (Slane) – Orchestra

See also ‘Lord of all hopefulness’  for Organ

Lyrics

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Details

  • Tune: Slane
  • Meter: 10 11 11 12
  • Verses: 4
  • Style: Traditional Irish, Gaelic, Celtic
  • Church Year: Remembrance, General
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional Irish melody.
  • Lyricist: Jan Struther (1901 – 1953).
  • Music Public Domain
  • Orchestral Arrangement:  Copyright ©  2009 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Organ Arrangement:  Copyright ©  2017 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyrics Copyright © Oxford University Press
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2009 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

Spirit of Mercy, truth and love (Warrington – 3 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Spirit of mercy, truth, and love,
O shed thine influence from above,
and still from age to age convey
the wonders of this sacred day.

In every clime, by every tongue,
be God’s surpassing glory sung;
let all the listening earth be taught
the acts our great Redeemer wrought.

Unfailing comfort, heavenly guide,
still o’er thy holy church preside;
still let us all thy blessings prove,
Spirit of mercy, truth, and love.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Warrington
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Ralph Harrison (1748 – 1810)
  • Lyricist: Unknown from Foundling Hospital Collection (1774)
  • Lyrics and Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗  2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved