O come, O come, Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel)

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Veni Emmanuel
  • Meter: LM and Refrain
  • Style: Mediaeval, Carol
  • Church Year: Advent, Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown adapted by arranger: Thomas Helmore (1811 – 1890) from French Missal – this version arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown from Great O Antiphons (12th – 13th Century)
  • Translator: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Recordings

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Carol – O come, O come Emmanuel – Lyrics

English

1. O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

Refrain
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

2. O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory o’er the grave. Refrain

3. O come, Thou dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight! Refrain

4. O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery. Refrain

5. O come, O come, Thou Lord of Might,
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai’s height
In ancient times didst give the law4
In cloud, and majesty, and awe. Refrain

Latin

1. Veni, Veni Emmanuel!
Captivum solve Israel!
Qui gemit in exsilio,
Privatus Dei Filio.

Refrain
Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel
Nascetur pro te, Israel.

2. Veni, O Jesse virgula,
Ex hostis tuos ungula,
De specu tuos tartari
Educ et antro barathri. Refrain

3. Veni, Veni O Oriens!
Solare nos adveniens,
Noctis depelle nebulas,
Dirasque noctis tenebras. Refrain

4. Veni, Clavis Davidica,
Regna reclude caelica,
Fac iter tutum superum,
Et claude vias inferum. Refrain

5. Veni, Veni Adonai!
Qui populo in Sinai
Legem dedisti vertice,
In Majestate gloriae. Refrain

Go, tell it on the mountain

Carol – Go tell it on the mountains – Lyrics

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere,
Go, tell it on the mountain that
Jesus Christ is born.

While shepherds kept their watching
O’er wandering flocks by night,
Behold, from out of heaven,
There shone a holy light. Refrain

And lo, when they had seen it,
They all bowed down and prayed;
They travelled on together
To where the babe was laid. Refrain

When I was a seeker,
I sought both night and day,
I asked the Lord to help me
And he showed me the way. Refrain

He made me a watchman
Upon a city wall,
And, if I am a Christian,
I am the least of all. Refrain

Recordings

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Go tell it on the mountain
  • Style: Traditional American, Carol
  • Composer: Unknown Traditional Melody arranged Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown Traditional
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Verses: 4
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Hark! a herald voice is calling (Merton)

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Hymn – Hark! a herald voice is calling – Lyrics

1. Hark! a herald voice is calling:
‘Christ is nigh,’ it seems to say;
‘Cast away the dreams of darkness,
O ye children of the day!’

2. Startled at the solemn warning,
Let the earth-bound soul arise;
Christ, her Sun, all sloth dispelling,
Shines upon the morning skies.

3. Lo! the Lamb, so long expected,
Comes with pardon down from heaven;
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow,
One and all to be forgiven;

4. So when next he comes with glory,
Wrapping all the earth in fear,
May he then as our defender
Of the clouds of heaven appear.

5. Honour, glory, virtue, merit,
To the Father and the Son,
With the co-eternal Spirit,
While unending ages run.

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Merton
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Lyricist: Unknown (6th Century)
  • Translator: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878)
  • Church Year: Advent | Church Year: Baptism of Christ
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Good King Wenceslas (Tempus Adest Floridum)

Carol – Good King Wenceslas – Lyrics

Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about,
Deep, and crisp, and even.

Brightly shone the moon that night,
Though the frost was cruel,
When a poor man came in sight,
Gath’ring winter fuel.

“Hither, page, and stand by me,
If thou know’st it, telling,
Yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?”

“Sire, he lives a good league hence,
Underneath the mountain,
Right against the forest fence,
By Saint Agnes’ fountain.”

“Bring me flesh and bring me wine,
Bring me pine logs hither:
Thou and I will see him dine,
When we bear him thither.”

Page and monarch, forth they went,
Forth they went together;
Through the rude wind’s wild lament,
And the bitter weather.

“Sire, the night is darker now,
And the wind blows stronger;
Fails my heart, I know not how;
I can go no longer.”

“Mark my footsteps, my good page;
Tread thou in them boldly;
Thou shalt find the winter’s rage
Freeze thy blood less coldly.

“In his master’s steps he trod,
Where the snow lay dinted;
Heat was in the very sod
Which the Saint had printed.

Therefore, Christian men, be sure,
Wealth or rank possessing,
Ye who now will bless the poor,
Shall yourselves find blessing.

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Tempus Adest Floridum
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Renaissance
  • Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas / Church Year: Epiphany
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Piae Cantiones (1582) adapted by arranger: John Stainer (1840 – 1901).
  • Lyricist: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Good Christians all, rejoice (In dulci jubilo)

Carol – Good Christians all, rejoice – Lyrics

Good Christians all, rejoice
with heart, and soul, and voice!
Give ye heed to what we say:
News! News!
Jesus Christ is born today!
Ox and ass before him bow,
and he is in the manger now.
Christ is born today!
Christ is born today!

Good Christians all, rejoice
with heart, and soul, and voice!
Now ye hear of endless bliss,
Joy! Joy!
Jesus Christ was born for this;
He hath opened the heavenly door,
and all are blest for evermore.
Christ was born for this!
Christ was born for this!

Good Christians all, rejoice
with heart, and soul, and voice!
Now ye need not fear the grave;
Peace! Peace!
Jesus Christ was born to save,
Calls you one and calls you all,
to gain his everlasting hall.
Christ was born to save!
Christ was born to save!

Please note that this carol is a modern adaption of the mediaeval carol In dulci jublio

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Details

  • Tune: In dulci jubilo
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Style: Mediaeval, Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: John Stainer (1840 – 1901)
  • Lyricist: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Verses: 3
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2012 Richard M S Irwin  Certain rights reserved.

God the Father of Creation (Rhuddlan)

  • Tune: Rhuddlan
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Musical Relicks of Welsh Bards (1800)
  • Lyricist: Iain D. Cunningham (b. 1954)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Iain D. Cunningham © 2010 based on Psalm 42
  • Performance Copyright © 2012 Richard M S Irwin.Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn -God the Father of Creation – Lyrics

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God save our gracious Queen (National Anthem)

  • Tune: National Anthem
  • Meter: 664 6664
  • Style: Traditional British
  • Composer: Unknown attributed to Composer: Henry Carey (1689 – 1743)
  • Lyricist: Unknown verses 1 – 2, verse 3 Lyricist: William E Hickson (1817 – 1877) from hymn “God bless our native land” an American hymn to the same tune.
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright © 2007 – 2011 Richard M S Irwin.Certain rights reserved.

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British National Anthem – God Save the Queen – Lyrics

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.

Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen.

Not on this land alone,
but be God’s mercies known
from shore to shore:
Lord, make the nations see
that men should brothers be,
and form one family
the wide world o’er.

God rest you merry, gentlemen (God Rest You Merry)

Carol – God rest you merry, gentlemen – Lyrics

1. God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

2. In Bethlehem, in Israel,
This blessed Babe was born
And laid within a manger
Upon this blessed morn
The which His Mother Mary
Did nothing take in scorn
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

3. From God our Heavenly Father
A blessed Angel came;
And unto certain Shepherds
Brought tidings of the same:
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by Name.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

4. “Fear not then,” said the Angel,
“Let nothing you affright,
This day is born a Saviour
Of a pure Virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in Him
From Satan’s power and might.”
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

5. The shepherds at those tidings
Rejoiced much in mind,
And left their flocks a-feeding
In tempest, storm and wind:
And went to Bethlehem straightway
The Son of God to find.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

6. And when they came to Bethlehem
Where our dear Saviour lay,
They found Him in a manger,
Where oxen feed on hay;
His Mother Mary kneeling down,
Unto the Lord did pray.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

7. Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
This holy tide of Christmas
All other doth deface.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Recordings

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: God Rest You Merry
  • Meter: 86 86 86 and Refrain
  • Style: Traditional English Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown Traditional English melody arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

God of freedom (Rhuddlan)

Lyrics

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  • Tune: Rhuddlan
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Church Year: General, Trinity
  • Composer: Unknown traditional Welsh melody from Musical Relicks of Welsh Bards (1800) 
  • Lyricist: Shirley Erena Murray (b. 1931)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 1992 Hope Publishing [email protected]
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

Give me joy in my heart (Sing hosanna)

Hymn – Give me joy in my heart – Lyrics

Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,
Give me joy in my heart, I pray,
Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,
Keep me praising ’til the break of day.
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
Sing hosanna to the King of kings!
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
Sing hosanna to the King.

Give me peace in my heart, keep me praying,
Give me peace in my heart, I pray,
Give me peace in my heart, keep me praying,
Keep me praying ’til the end of day. Refrain

Give me love in my heart, keep me praising,
Give me love in my heart, I pray,
Give me love in my heart, keep me praising,
Keep me praising ’til the break of day. Refrain

Give my oil in my lamp, keep me burning,
Give me oil in my lamp, I pray,
Give my oil in my lamp, keep me burning,
Keep me burning ’til the end of day. Refrain

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  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Sing hosanna
  • Meter: 10 8 10 9 and Refrain
  • Style: Spiritual
  • Composer: Unknown
  • arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Church Year: General / Church Year: Weddings
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.