Abide With Me (Eventide – 5 Verses) – Brass Band

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Abide With Me ~ Lyrics

1. Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide;
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.

2. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see—
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

3. I need Thy presence every passing hour;
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

4. I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

5. Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

Meter: 10 10 10 10. Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847). Public Domain.

Eventide ~ Recordings

 

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O valiant hearts (Valiant Hearts) – Brass Band

Hymn – O Valiant Hearts – Lyrics

O valiant hearts who to your glory came
Through dust of conflict and through battle flame;
Tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved,
Your memory hallowed in the land you loved.

Proudly you gathered, rank on rank, to war
As who had heard God’s message from afar;
All you had hoped for, all you had, you gave,
To save mankind—yourselves you scorned to save.

Splendid you passed, the great surrender made;
Into the light that nevermore shall fade;
Deep your contentment in that blest abode,
Who wait the last clear trumpet call of God.

Long years ago, as earth lay dark and still,
Rose a loud cry upon a lonely hill,
While in the frailty of our human clay,
Christ, our Redeemer, passed the self same way.

Still stands His Cross from that dread hour to this,
Like some bright star above the dark abyss;
Still, through the veil, the Victor’s pitying eyes
Look down to bless our lesser Calvaries.

These were His servants, in His steps they trod,
Following through death the martyred Son of God:
Victor, He rose; victorious too shall rise
They who have drunk His cup of sacrifice.

O risen Lord, O Shepherd of our dead,
Whose cross has bought them and Whose staff has led,
In glorious hope their proud and sorrowing land
Commits her children to Thy gracious hand.

Recording

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  • Tune: Valiant Hearts
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Usage: Remembrance Sunday
  • Composer: Rev. C. Harris (Unknown)
  • Lyricist: John Stanhope Arkwright (1872-1954)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

We Plough The Fields And Scatter (Wir Pflügen – 3 Verses) – Brass Band

We Plough The Fields And Scatter ~ Lyrics

We plough the fields and scatter
The good seed on the land,
But it is fed and watered
By God’s almighty hand;
He sends the snow in winter,
The warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes and the sunshine,
And soft refreshing rain.

Refrain
All good gifts around us
Are sent from heav’n above,
Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord
For all his love.

He only is the Maker
Of all things near and far;
He paints the wayside flower,
He lights the evening star;
The winds and waves obey him,
By him the birds are fed;
Much more to us, his children,
He gives our daily bread. Refrain

We thank thee, then, O Father,
For all things bright and good,
The seed time and the harvest,
Our life, our health, our food:
No gifts have we to offer
For all thy love imparts,
But that which thou desirest,
Our humble, thankful hearts. Refrain

Meter: 76 76 D and Refrain. German lyrics by Matthias Claudius (1740 – 1815), translated by Jane Montgomery Campbell (1817 – 1878). Public Domain.

Wir Pflügen ~ Recordings

  • Tune: Wir Pflügen, composed by Johann Abraham Schulz (1747 – 1800) and harmonised by John Bacchus Dykes (1823 – 1876). Public Domain
  • Performances ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin. All rights reserved. UKTU21900221
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History

This well-known harvest hymn might appear to come from the English countryside, but it has rather different origins. It is the Peasant’s Song from a sketch by Matthias Claudius in Paul Erdmann’s Fest (Hamburg, 1782), depicting a harvest thanksgiving in a North German farmhouse. Based upon a song heard sung at the home of one of the farmers. Claudius was for some time an atheist, but later renewed his Christian faith. At the time of writing this hymn he was editor of the local paper in Hesse Darmstadt, where he was also a Commissioner of Agriculture.

Originally seventeen verses long, each verse followed by a refrain, the hymn was translated into English by Miss Jane Montgomery Campbell. This translation, though not very literal, attempts to preserve the spirit of the original. It first appeared in Rev Charles S Bere’s A Garland of Songs (1861) and subsequently in the Appendix (1868) to Hymns Ancient and Modern, where verse 3 was revised to the present text from the original:

line 5 – No gifts have we to offer… (rev. Accept the gifts we offer) line 7 – But that which thou desirest… (rev. And, what thou most desirest…)

This alteration was probably introduced to make the hymn suitable for services where harvest produce was on view or offered by the worshippers, although the English Hymnal continues to use the original words.

 

O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing (Lyngham) – Brass Band

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Lyrics

Meter: 86 86 Extended

1. O for a thousand tongues to sing
My dear Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and king,
The triumphs of his grace!

2. Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
‘Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
‘Tis life, and health, and peace.

3. He breaks the power of cancelled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me.

4. He speaks; and, listening to his voice,
New life the dead receive;
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice;
The humble poor believe.

5. Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb,
Your loosened tongues employ;
You blind, behold your Saviour come;
And leap, ye lame, for joy!

6. My gracious master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honours of thy name.

Lyrics by Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788). Public domain.

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Recording

  • Tune: Lyngham, composed Thomas Jarman (1776 – 1861), Public domain. Arrangement for Brass Band © 2018 Richard M.S. Irwin.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin. All rights reserved. IRSC UKTU21900202

 

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Alleluia, Alleluia! Heaven’s Gates Are Open Wide (Dim Ond Isesu) – Brass Band

Lyrics by John Raphael Peacey (1896-1971)

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Recording

  • Tune: Dim ond Isesu composed by Robert Lowery (1826 – 1899). Public Domain.
  • Arrangement Copyright © 2018 Richard M S Irwin.
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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Jesus Is Lord! (3 Verses) – Brass Band

Jesus Is Lord! Creation’s Voice Proclaims It  ~ Lyrics

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Meter: 11 12 11 12 and Refrain

Jesus Is Lord ~ Recording

  • Tune: Jesus is Lord, words and music David John Mansell. Copyright ©1980 Authentic Publishing (Admin by Integrity Music, part of the David C Cook family, [email protected]). Used with permission. Licence number: OLE-0018674.
  • This arrangement Richard M.S. Irwin 2020.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved

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And can it be (Sagina 5 Verses) – Brass Band

By special request of Rev’d Dr Jules Gomes BA BD MTh PhD (Cantab), Pastor
St Augustine’s Church, Douglas, Isle of Man

See also And can it be (Sagina 5 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Saviour’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain—
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies:
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
Let angel minds inquire no more.

He left His Father’s throne above
So free, so infinite His grace—
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!

Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray—
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

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Details

  • Tune: Sagina
  • Meter: 88 88 88 extended
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Thomas Campbell (1825 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Come, Ye Thankful People (Saint George’s Windsor – 4 Verses) – Brass Band

Come Ye Thankful People ~ Lyrics

1. Come, ye thankful people, come,
Raise the song of harvest home!
All is safely gathered in,
Ere the winter storms begin;
God, our Maker, doth provide
For our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come;
Raise the song of harvest home!
 
2. We ourselves are God’s own field,
Fruit unto his praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown
Unto joy or sorrow grown;
First the blade and then the ear,
Then the full corn shall appear;
Grant, O harvest Lord, that we
Wholesome grain and pure may be.
 
3. For the Lord our God shall come,
And shall take the harvest home;
From His field shall in that day
All offences purge away,
Giving angels charge at last
In the fire the tares to cast;
But the fruitful ears to store
In the garner evermore.
 
4. Then, thou Church triumphant come,
Raise the song of harvest home!
All be safely gathered in,
Free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified,
In God’s garner to abide;
Come, ten thousand angels, come,
Raise the glorious harvest home!
 
Meter: 77 77 D. Lyricist: Henry Alford (1810 – 1871). Public Domain.

St George’s Windsor ~ Recording

See also Come, ye thankful people, come (Saint George’s Windsor) – Organ

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History
 
Henry Alford (1810 – 1871) was wrote “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” while he was the rector of St Michael & All Angels, Aston Sandford in Buckinghamshire, England, one of the smallest churches in England. It first appeared in Hymns and Psalms in 1844. The hymn was set to the tune St. George’s, Windsor in 1858 by Sir George Job Elvey (1816 – 1893) St. George’s, Windsor in 1858.
 
Originally the hymn had seven verses, but was reduced to only four when republished by Alford in 1865, in his Poetical Works. It was further revised when published again in 1867 in Year of Praise.  In addition to being a well-known hymn for Harvest Festival, it is also popular in the United States as a Thanksgiving Hymn. The first verse is written as a celebration of the harvest, calling for people to give thanks to God for it. The last two verses are believed to be based on the Parable of the Weeds or Tares.

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All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name (Miles Lane – 6 Verses) – Brass Band

All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name ~ Lyrics

All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
Crown Him Lord of all.

Crown him, you martyrs of our God,
Who from his altar call;
Praise Him whose way of pain ye trod,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
Crown Him Lord of all.

Ye prophets who our freedom won,
Ye searchers, great and small,
By whom the work of truth is done,
Now crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
Crown Him Lord of all.

Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
the wormwood and the gall,
go spread your trophies at His feet,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
Crown Him Lord of all.

Ye seed of Israel’s chosen race,
Ye ransomed of the fall;
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
Crown Him Lord of all.

Let every tribe and every tongue
To him their hearts enthral;
Lift high the universal song,
And crown Him, crown Him, crown Him
Crown Him Lord of all.

Miles Lane ~ Recording

Recorded by special request of Rev’d Dr Jules Gomes BA BD MTh PhD (Cantab), Pastor
St Augustine’s Church, Douglas, Isle of Man

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  • Tune: Miles Lane
  • Meter: 86 86 with Repeat
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: William Shrubsole (1760 – 1806)
  • Arrangement: Copyright © 2017 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Edward Perronet (1726 – 1792)
  • Church Year: General, Christ the King, Palm Sunday, Easter
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Rejoice, The Lord Is King (Darwell’s 148th) – Brass Band

By special request of Rev’d Dr Jules Gomes BA BD MTh PhD (Cantab), Pastor
St Augustine’s Church, Douglas, Isle of Man

See Also Rejoice, the Lord is King (Darwell’s 148th) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 5 verses

Meter: 66 66 88

Rejoice, the Lord is King! your Lord and King adore;
mortals give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Jesus, the saviour, reigns, the God of truth and love;
when he had purged our stains he took his seat above;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

His kingdom cannot fail, he rules both earth and heaven,
the keys of death and hell are to our Jesus given;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

He sits at God’s right hand till all his foes submit,
and bow to his command, and fall beneath his feet:
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Rejoice in glorious hope! Jesus the Judge shall come,
and take his servants up to their eternal home.
We soon shall hear the archangel’s voice;
God’s trumpet call shall sound, rejoice!

Lyrics by Charles Wesley (1707–1788). Public Domain.

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Recording

  • Tune: Darwell’s 148th, composer  John Darwall (1731–1789). Public Domain.
  • Arrangement and Descant Copyright © 2017 Richard M S Irwin (b.1950). All Rights Reserved.
  • Performance ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. All Rights Reserved

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