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.

Ride on! ride on in majesty! (Winchester New)

Hymn – Ride on! ride on in majesty! – Lyrics

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
Hark! all the tribes hosanna cry;
O Saviour meek, pursue thy road
with palms and scattered garments strowed.

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
O Christ, thy triumphs now begin
o’er captive death and conquered sin.

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
The angel-squadrons of the sky
look down with sad and wondering eyes
to see the approaching sacrifice.

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh;
the Father on his sapphire throne
expects his own anointed Son.

Ride on! ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
bow thy meek head to mortal pain,
then take, O God, thy power, and reign.

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  • Tune: Winchester New
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Baroque, Lutheran, Traditional German
  • Composer: Unknown from Musickalisches Handbuch (1690)
  • Lyricist: Henry Hart Milman (1791 – 1868)
  • Church Year: Palm Sunday, Passiontide
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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O sacred head, surrounded (Passion Chorale)

Hymn –  O Sacred head, surrounded – Lyrics

O Sacred head, surrounded
by crown of piercing thorn!
O bleeding head, so wounded,
reviled and put to scorn!
Death’s pallid hue comes over you
The glow of life decays,
yet angel hosts adore thee
and tremble as they gaze

I see thy strength and vigor
all fading in the strife,
and death with cruel rigor,
bereaving thee of life;
O agony and dying!
O love to sinners free!
Jesus, all grace supplying,
O turn thy face on me.

In this thy bitter passion,
Good Shepherd, think of me
with thy most sweet compassion,
unworthy though I be:
beneath thy cross abiding
for ever would I rest,
in thy dear love confiding,
and with thy presence blest.

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  • Tune: Passion Chorale
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Lutheran, German Reformation, Baroque
  • Church Year: Lent, Passiontide
  • Composer: Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)
  • Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: Paul Gerhardt (1607 – 1676)
  • Translator: Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1877)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

 

The advent of our King (Franconia) – Organ

Lyrics

1. The advent of our King
Our prayers must now employ,
And we must hymns of welcome sing
In strains of holy joy.

2. The everlasting Son
Incarnate deigns to be;
Himself a servant’s form puts on
To set His servants free.

3. O Zion’s Daughter, rise
To meet thy lowly King,
Nor let thy faithless heart despise
The peace He comes to bring.

4. As Judge, on clouds of light,
He soon will come again
And His true members all unite
With Him in heaven to reign.

5. All glory to the Son,
Who comes to set us free,
With Father, Spirit, ever One,
Through all eternity.

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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Franconia
  • Meter: SM
  • Style: Baroque, Hymn
  • Composer: Unknown From Hymnal: Harmonischer Liederschatz (1738)
  • Lyricist: Charles Coffin (1676 – 1749)
  • Translator: John Chandler (1806 – 1876)
  • Church Year: Advent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Good Christians all, rejoice and sing (Gelob’t Sei Gott – Vulpius)

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  • Tune: Gelob’t Sei Gott (Vulpius)
  • Meter: 8 8 8 and Alleluias
  • Style: Baroque
  • Church Year: Easter
  • Composer: Melchior Vulpius (1570 – 1617) in Hymnal: Ein schön geistlich Gesangbuch (1609)
  • Lyricist: Cyril Argentine Alington (1872 – 1955)
  • Verses: 4
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright 1958 renewed 1960 Hope Publishing Co.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Earth has many a noble city (Stuttgart) – Organ/Trumpet Descant

Lyrics

Earth has many a noble city;
Bethlehem, thou dost all excel;
Out of thee the Lord from Heaven
Came to rule His Israel.

Fairer than the sun at morning
Was the star that told His birth,
To the world its God announcing
Seen in fleshly form on earth.

Eastern sages at His cradle
Make oblations rich and rare;
See them give, in deep devotion,
Gold and frankincense and myrrh.

Sacred gifts of mystic meaning:
Incense doth their God disclose,
Gold the King of kings proclaimeth,
Myrrh His sepulchre foreshows.

Jesu, whom the Gentiles worshipped
At Thy glad Epiphany,
Unto Thee, with God the Father
And the Spirit, glory be.

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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Stuttgart
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Baroque Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas / Church Year: Epiphany
  • Composer: Unknown German melody arranger: Christian Friedrich Witt (c.1660 – 1716)
  • Lyricist: Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (348 – c.413)
  • Translator: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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Christ is the world’s true Light (Rinkart – Kommt Seelen)

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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Rinkart (Kommt Seelen)
  • Meter: 67 67 66 66
  • Style: Baroque, Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: George Wallace Briggs (1875 – 1959)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Oxford University Press
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.