Born in the night, Mary’s child (Mary’s child)

Lyrics

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Recordings

 
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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Mary’s child
  • Meter: 76 76
  • Style: Mid 20th Century Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Geoffrey Ainger (b. 1925)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Geoffrey Ainger (b. 1925)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1964 Stainer & Bell Ltd
  • Performances Copyright © 2013 Richard M S Irwin.

Behold, the great Creator (Kilmarnock) – Organ

Lyrics

Behold the great Creator makes
Himself a house of clay,
A robe of virgin flesh He takes
Which He will wear for ay.

Hark, hark, the wise eternal Word,
Like a weak infant cries!
In form of servant is the Lord,
And God in cradles lies.

This wonder struck the world amazed,
It shook the starry frame;
Squadrons of spirits stood and gazed,
Then down in troops they came.

Glad shepherds ran to view this sight;
A choir of angels sings,
And eastern sages with delight
Adore this King of kings.

Join then, all hearts that are not stone,
And all our voices prove,
To celebrate this holy One
The God of peace and love.

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Kilmarnock
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical Style: Carol
  • Composer: Neil Dougall (1776 – 1862)
  • Lyricist: Thomas Pestel (1585 – 1659)
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

As with gladness men of old (Dix)

Lyrics

1. As with gladness men of old
Did the guiding star behold;
As with joy they hailed its light,
Leading onward, beaming bright,
So, most gracious Lord, may we
Evermore be led by Thee!

2. As with joyful steps they sped,
Saviour, to Thy lowly bed,
There to bend the knee before
Thee whom heaven and earth adore,
So may we with willing feet
Ever seek Thy mercy-seat!

3. As they offered gifts most rare
At Thy cradle, rude and bare,
So may we with holy joy,
Pure and free from sin’s alloy,
All our costliest treasures bring,
Christ, to Thee, our heavenly King!

4. Holy Jesus, every day
Keep us in the narrow way;
And when earthly things are past.
Bring our ransomed souls at last
Where they need no star to guide,
Where no clouds Thy glory hide.

5. In the heavenly country bright
Need they no created light;
Thou its Light, its Joy, its Crown,
Thou its Sun which goes not down.
There forever may we sing
Alleluias to our King!

Recording

 
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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Dix
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Victorian Carol Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Conrad Kocher (1786 – 1872) adapted by arranger: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889).
  • Lyricist: William Chatterton Dix (1837 – 1898)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Arise and sing a joyful song (Morning Song)

Lyrics

Published with Permission of the author: Rev. Brian L. Penney

1. Arise and sing a joyful song,
All you who dwell on earth;
Let ev’ry heart and ev’ry tongue
Proclaim the Savior’s birth.

2. Behold the Son was virgin-born,
By God’s mysterious pow’r;
Into this world, by sin destroyed,
He came at life’s dark hour.

3. The Light of life, incarnate Word,
The prophets did record;
Took on Himself the form of man,
That man might be restored.

4. In sacrificial love He came
And for our fallen race;
Upon Himself He took God’s wrath,
In death He took our place.

5. Now with the angels praise the One
Who bore our sins away;
With love, and joy, and gratitude,
Hail Him this Christmas day.

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Details

  • Tune: Morning Song
  • Meter: 86 86
  • Style: Carol
  • Composer: Unknown collected by Publisher: John Wyeth in Hymnal: Repository of Sacred Music II, 1813
  • Lyricist: Brian L. Penney
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Brian L. Penney 2008 – Used with Permission
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.

Angels from the realms of glory (Iris) – Organ

Lyrics

Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o’er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation’s story,
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth:
Come and worship, Christ, the new-born King!
Come and worship, worship Christ, the new-born King!

Shepherds, in the fields abiding,
Watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with man is now residing,
Yonder shines the infant Light:
Come and worship, Christ, the new-born King!
Come and worship, worship Christ, the new-born King!

Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of Nations,
Ye have seen His natal star:
Come and worship, Christ, the new-born King!
Come and worship, worship Christ, the new-born King!

Saints before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In His temple shall appear:
Come and worship, Christ, the new-born King!
Come and worship, worship Christ, the new-born King!

Though an infant now we view Him,
He shall fill His Father’s throne,
Gather all the nations to him;
Ev’ry knee shall then bow down:
Come and worship, Christ, the new-born King!
Come and worship, worship Christ, the new-born King!

Recording

 
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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Iris
  • Meter: 87 87 and Refrain
  • Style: Traditional Flemish Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional Flemish Melody arranged
  • arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin based upon arrangement by arranger: Charles Wood (1866 – 1926).
  • Lyricist: James Montgomery (1771 – 1854)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.