Praise Jesus, Reigning Now On Earth (Richmond – 4 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Praise Jesus, reigning now on Earth,
High-seated on the throne;
Praise Him who grants us second birth,
Then takes us for His own.

Though weary in our earthly life,
Now we have been set free;
Freed from our troubles, toil and strife,
Now thus will ever be.

So now we sing eternal praise,
To Christ who is our King;
Rejoice and worship all our days,
To Him our tributes bring.

Praise Him below, Praise Him above,
Our songs of joy we’ll sing;
We’ll praise God’s everlasting love,
Praise Jesus Christ, our King!

Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh, used with permission.

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  • Tune: Richmond
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Thomas Haweis (1724 – 1820) adapted by Samuel Webbe the Younger (1770 – 1843)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
  • Music Public Domain.
  • Lyrics: Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
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Jesus came down from above (St Bees – 4 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

Jesus came down from above,
Telling us of God’s great love;
He’s our brother, Lord and friend,
And on him we can depend.

He has paid the ransom cost,
To redeem the poor and lost;
Lame men walk and blind men see,
When He calls them, “Follow Me.”

When His promises we claim,
He will set our hearts aflame;
He will grant us when we serve,
Blessings more than we deserve.

His the glory, His the praise,
Songs of royal worship raise;
To His feet your tributes bring,
Praise and glorify the King!

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    • Album: Wedding Songs
    • Tune: Innocents
    • Meter: 77 77
    • Style: Classical
    • Usage: General
    • Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823 – 1876)
    • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
    • Music Copyright Public Domain
    • Lyrics © 2011 Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
    • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
    • IRSC: UKTU21900015
    • UPC: 5060707370115

Take my life and let it be (St Bees) – Organ

Hymn – Take my life and let it be – Lyrics

1. Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.

2. Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee;
Take my voice and let me sing,
Always, only for my King.

3. Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee;
Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I withhold.

4. Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise;
Take my intellect and use
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine;
Take my heart, it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.

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  • Album: Wedding Songs
  • Tune: Innocents
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: General, Weddings
  • Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: Francis Ridley Havergal (1836 – 1879)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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  • IRSC: UKTU21900016
  • UPC: 5060707370108

Hark, the glad sound! (Crediton) – Organ

Lyrics

Hark, the glad sound! The Saviour comes,
the Saviour promised long!
Let ev’ry heart prepare a throne,
and ev’ry voice a song.

He comes the pris’ners to release,
in Satan’s bondage held;
the gates of brass before Him burst,
the iron fetters yield.

He comes to free the captive mind, *
where evil thoughts control,
and for the darkness of the blind
gives light that makes them whole.

He comes the broken heart to bind,
the bleeding soul to cure,
and with the treasures of His grace
t’enrich the humbled poor.

Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
and heav’n’s eternal arches ring
with Thy beloved Name.

* Many sources omit this verse. Request 5 verse recording to include it.

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Details

  • Tune: Crediton
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: Advent
  • Composer: Thomas Clark (1775 – 1859)
  • Harmonised by: Martin Shaw (1875 – 1958)
  • Lyricist: Philip Doddridge (1702 – 1751)
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Harmonisation Copyright Oxford University Press
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Rejoice, the Lord is King (Gopsal – 4 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

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!

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  • Tune: Gopsal
  • Meter: 66 66 and Refrain
  • Verses: 4
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707–1788)
  • Style: Baroque
  • Church Year: Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, General
  • Composer: Georg Friderich Händel (1695 – 1759).
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Lo, he comes with clouds descending (Helmsley)

Lo, He comes with clouds descending Lyrics

Lo! He comes with clouds descending,
Once for mortal sinners slain;
Thousand thousand saints attending,
Swell the triumph of His train:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Christ appears on earth to reign.

Every eye shall now behold Him
Robed in dreadful majesty;
We who set at naught and sold Him,
Pierced and nailed Him to the tree,
Deeply wailing, deeply wailing, deeply wailing,
Shall the true Messiah see.

The dear tokens of His passion
Still His dazzling body bears;
Cause of endless exultation
To His ransomed worshippers;
With what rapture, with what rapture, with what rapture
Gaze we on those glorious scars!

Yea, Amen! let all adore Thee,
High on Thine eternal throne;
Saviour, take the power and glory,
Claim the kingdom for Thine own;
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou shalt reign, and thou alone.

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  • Tune: Helmsley
  • Meter: 87 87 47
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: unknown collected by John Wesley (1703 – 1791) in Hymnal: Select Hymns with Tunes Annext (1765)
  • Lyricist: John Cennick (1718 – 1755) in Hymnal: Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1752; republished and changed by Charles Wesley in 1758 and Martin Madan in 1760.
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Love’s redeeming work is done (Savannah)

Hymn – Love’s redeeming work is done – Lyrics

Love’s redeeming work is done,
fought the fight, the battle won.
Lo, our Sun’s eclipse is o’er!
Lo, he sets in blood no more!

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal!
Christ has burst the gates of hell;
death in vain forbids him rise;
Christ has opened paradise.

Lives again our victorious King;
where, O death, is now thy sting?
Dying once, he all doth save;
where thy victory, O grave?

Soar we now where Christ has led,
following out exalted Head;
made like him, like him we rise,
ours the cross, the grave, the skies.

Hail the Lord of earth and heaven!
Praise to thee by both be given:
thee we greet triumphant now;
hail, the Resurrection thou!

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  • Tune: Savannah
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Easter
  • Hymnal: John Wesley’s ‘Foundery Collection’ (1742)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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O God of Bethel, by whose hand (Martyrdom)

O God of Bethel, by whose hand – Lyrics

O God of Bethel, by Whose hand
Thy people still are fed,
Who through this weary pilgrimage
Hast all our fathers led.

Our vows, our prayers, we now present
Before Thy throne of grace;
God of our forebears, be the God
Of their succeeding race.

Through each mysterious path of life
Our wandering footsteps guide;
Give us each day our daily bread,
And raiment fit provide.

O spread Thy covering wings around
Till all our wanderings cease,
And at our Father’s loved abode
Our souls arrive in peace.

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  • Tune: Martyrdom
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Hugh Wilson (1766 – 1824)
  • Lyricist: Philip Doddridge (1702 – 1751) and Lyricist: John Logan (1748 – 1788)
  • Usage: General, All Saints
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2009 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

O happy band of pilgrims (Knecht – Kocher)

Hymn Lyrics: O happy band of pilgrims

O happy band of pilgrims,
If onward you will tread,
With Jesus as your Fellow,
To Jesus as your Head.

The cross that Jesus carried
He carried as your due;
The crown that Jesus weareth
He weareth it for you.

The faith by which ye see Him,
The hope in which ye yearn,
The love that through all troubles
To Him alone will turn.

What are they but forerunners
To lead you to his sight,
The longed-for distant dawning
Of uncreated light?

The trials that beset you,
The sorrows you endure,
Are known to Christ your Saviour,
Whose perfect grace will cure.

O happy band of pilgrims,
Look upward to the skies,
Where such a light affliction
Shall win you such a prize.

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  • Tune: Knecht (Kocher)
  • Meter: 76 76
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Justin Heinrich Knecht (1752 – 1817)
  • Lyricist: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
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O what their joy and their glory must be (O Quanta Qualia)

Hymn – O what their joy and their glory must be – Lyrics

Oh, what the joy and the glory must be,
Those endless Sabbaths the blessèd ones see!
Crown for the valiant, to weary ones rest;
God shall be all, and in all ever blest.

What are the Monarch, His court, and His throne?
What are the peace and the joy that they own?
Oh, that the blest ones, who in it have share,
All that they feel could as fully declare!

Truly Jerusalem name we that shore,
Vision of peace, that brings joy evermore;
Wish and fulfillment can severed be ne’er,
Nor the thing prayed for come short of the prayer.

There, where no troubles distraction can bring,
We the sweet anthems of Sion shall sing;
While for thy grace, Lord, their voices of praise
Thy blessèd people eternally raise.

There dawns no Sabbath, no Sabbath is o’er,
Those Sabbath-keepers have one evermore;
One and unending is that triumph-song
Which to the angels and us shall belong.

Now, in the meanwhile, with hearts raised on high,
We for that country must yearn and must sigh;
Seeking Jerusalem, dear native land,
Through our long exile on Babylon’s strand.

Low before Him with our praises we fall,
Of Whom, and in Whom, and through Whom are all;
Of Whom, the Father; and in Whom, the Son;
Through Whom, the Spirit, with Them ever One.

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  • Tune: O Quanta Qualia
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: François de La Feilée in ‘Méthode’ (1808)
  • Lyricist: Peter Abelard (1079 – 1142)
  • Translator: John Mason Neale (1818 – 1866)
  • Music Copyright & Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.