When the starlight fades to amber (Volga, Volga mat’ rodnaya) – Piano, Strings and Flute

Lyrics

When the starlight fades to amber
And the dawn proclaims the hour,
We will seek life’s new adventures
In God’s loving care and power.

And bright shining holy Father,
Make us children of the sun,
To help and care for others
Like your own beloved Son.

For the earth is like a mother
Who gives us life and health,
We must care for her and nurture
The nature that’s her wealth.

When the fun and games are over
And our toys are put away,
We know it’s time to pray now
Giving you thanks for a perfect day.

Lyrics Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)

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    • Tune: Volga, Volga mat’ rodnaya (Волга, Волга мать родная)
    • Style: Traditional Russian
    • Meter: 87 87
    • Composer: Unknown
    • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
    • Lyricist: Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
    • Usage: General
    • Music Copyright Public Domain
    • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

In the quiet consecration (Volga, Volga mat’ rodnaya) – Piano, Strings and Flute

Lyrics

In the quiet consecration
Of this glad communion hour,
Here we rest in you, Lord Jesus,
Taste your love and touch your power.

Christ, the living bread from heaven,
Christ, whose blood is drink indeed,
Here by faith and with thanksgiving,
In our hearts on you we feed.

By your death for sin atoning,
By your resurrection life,
Hold us fast in joyful union;
Strengthen us to face the strife;

While in joyful holy radiance
Shines the feast that is to come
After conflict, toil, and testing
Your great feast of love and home!

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  • Tune: Volga, Volga mat’ rodnaya (Волга, Волга мать родная)
  • Style: Traditional Russian
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Constance Headlam Coote (1844 – 1936)
  • Church Year: General, Communion
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Immortal, invisible, God only wise (Saint Denio) – Organ and Descant

Lyrics

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
thy justice like mountains high soaring above
thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all, life thou givest, to both great and small;
in all life thou livest, the true life of all;
we blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
and wither and perish, but naught changeth thee.

Thou reignest in glory; thou dwellest in light;
thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
all laud we would render: O help us to see
’tis only the splendor of light hideth thee.

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  • Tune: Saint Denio
  • Meter: 11 11 11 11
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Church Year: Feast of Christ the King, Ascension, General, Trinity
  • Composer: Unknown Traditional Welsh hymn melody in John Robert’s ‘Canuadu y Cyssegr’ (1833)
  • Lyricist: Walter Chalmers Smith (1824 – 1908) based upon 1 Timothy 1:17
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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

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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  • 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.

I heard the voice of Jesus say (Kingsfold) – Organ

See Also I heard the voice of Jesus say (Kingsfold) – Woodwind and Strings

Hymn – I heard the voice of Jesus say – Lyrics

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Come unto Me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down,
Thy head upon My breast.”
I came to Jesus as I was,
Weary and worn and sad;
I found in Him a resting-place,
And He has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give
The living water; thirsty one,
Stoop down and drink and live.”
I came to Jesus, and I drank
Of that life-giving stream.
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in Him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am this dark world’s Light.
Look unto Me; thy morn shall rise
And all thy day be bright.”
I looked to Jesus, and I found
In Him my Star, my Sun;
And in that Light of Life I’ll walk
Till traveling days are done.

Extract

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Details

  • Tune: Kingsfold
  • Meter: DCM
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Unknown originally adapted by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Horatius Bonar (1808 – 1889)
  • Church Year: General
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2011 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

I heard the voice of Jesus say (Kingsfold) – Woodwind and Strings

Hymn – I heard the voice of Jesus say – Lyrics

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Come unto Me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down,
Thy head upon My breast.”
I came to Jesus as I was,
Weary and worn and sad;
I found in Him a resting-place,
And He has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Behold, I freely give
The living water; thirsty one,
Stoop down and drink and live.”
I came to Jesus, and I drank
Of that life-giving stream.
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in Him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am this dark world’s Light.
Look unto Me; thy morn shall rise
And all thy day be bright.”
I looked to Jesus, and I found
In Him my Star, my Sun;
And in that Light of Life I’ll walk
Till traveling days are done.

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Details

  • Tune: Kingsfold
  • Meter: DCM
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Unknown originally adapted by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Horatius Bonar (1808 – 1889)
  • Church Year: General
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2011 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

I cannot tell (Londonderry Air) – Piano

Hymn – I cannot tell – Lyrics

I cannot tell why he, whom angels worship,
should set his love upon the sons of men,
or why, as Shepherd, he should seek the wanderers,
to bring them back, they know not how or when.
But this I know, that he was born of Mary
when Bethl’em’s manger was his only home,
and that he lived at Nazareth and laboured,
and so the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is come.

I cannot tell how silently he suffered,
as with his peace he graced this place of tears,
or how his heart upon the cross was broken,
the crown of pain to three and thirty years.
But this I know, he heals the broken-hearted
and stays our sin and calms our lurking fear
and lifts the burden from the heavy laden;
for still the Saviour, Saviour of the world is here.

I cannot tell how he will win the nations,
how he will claim his earthly heritage,
how satisfy the needs and aspirations
of east and west, of sinner and of sage.
But this I know, all flesh shall see his glory,
and he shall reap the harvest he has sown,
and some glad day his sun will shine in splendour
when he the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is known.

I cannot tell how all the lands shall worship,
when at his bidding every storm is stilled,
or who can say how great the jubilation
when every heart with love and joy is filled.
But this I know, the skies will thrill with rapture,
and myriad myriad human voices sing,
and earth to heav’n, and heav’n to earth, will answer,
‘at last the Saviour, Saviour of the world, is King!’

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  • Tune: Londonderry Air
  • Meter: 11 10 11 10 11 10 11 12
  • Style: Traditional Irish, Traditional Gaelic, Traditional Celtic
  • Church Year: General, Lent, Church Year: Trinity
  • Composer: Unknown arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: William Young Fullerton (1857 -1932)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord

Hymn – Holy, holy, holy is the Lord – Lyrics

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord,
Holy is the Lord God Almighty.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord,
Holy is the Lord God Almighty:
Who was, and is, and is to come
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord.

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus is the Lord,
Jesus is the Lord God almighty.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus is the Lord,
Jesus is the Lord God almighty:
Who was, and is, and is to come;
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus is the Lord.

Worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lord,
Worthy is the Lord God Almighty.
Worthy , worthy , worthy is the Lord,
Worthy is the Lord God Almighty:
Who was, and is, and is to come
Worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lord

Glory, glory, glory to the Lord,
Glory to the Lord God almighty.
Glory, glory, glory to the Lord,
Glory to the Lord God almighty:
Who was, and is, and is to come;
Glory, glory, glory to the Lord.

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  • Tune: Holy holy holy is the Lord
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Arrangement Copyright © 2018 Richard M S Irwin
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

This little light of mine

Hymn – This little light of mine – Lyrics

This little light of mine, I’m gon’na to let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gon’na to let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gon’na to let it shine,
Let shine, let it  shine, let it shine.

The light that shines is the light of love;
Lights the darkness from above.
It shines on me and it shines on you,
And show what the power of love can do.
Gon’na shine my light both far and near,
Gon’na shine my light both bright and clear.
If there’s a dark corner in this land,
I’m gonna let my little light shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gon’na to let it shine. . .  

On Monday, He gave me the gift of love;
Tuesday, peace came from above.
On Wednesday he told me to have more faith;
On Thursday He gave me a little more grace.
Friday, He told me to watch and pray
Saturday, He told me just what to say,
On Sunday He gave me the power divine
To let my little light shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gon’na to let it shine. . . 

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  • Tune: This little light of mine
  • Style: Spiritual
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Unknown Traditional
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

When I survey the wondrous cross (Rockingham)

Hymn – When I survey the wondrous cross – Lyrics

When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of Glory died;
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
save in the death of Christ, my God;
all the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to his blood.

See, from his head, his hands, his feet,
sorrow and love flow mingled down.
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
or thorns compose so rich a crown.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were an offering far too small;
love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all.

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Details

First Tune: Rockingham
Composer: Unknown, adapted by Edward Miller (1735 – 1807)
Style: Classical
Church Year: Good Friday, Lent, Passiontide
Meter: LM
Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
Performances Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.