Christ is the light of all the world (Wiltshire) – Organ

Lyrics

Christ is the light of all the world,
Yet with the darkest night;
Lit by His glory and His love,
He turns the dark to light.

Christ came into a world of sin,
To cast the dark away;
He came to bring mankind the light,
And give the brightest day.

He is the light with which we shine,
When we call Him our friend;
He is our Saviour and our Lord,
We’ll serve Him to the end.

We’ll shine for Him in this dark world,
We’ll be a lamp of grace;
We’ll boldly go into the dark
‘Til we stand face to face.

Lyrics Copyright © 2011 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Wiltshire
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Candlemas, General
  • Composer: George Thomas Smart (1776 – 1867)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Trad. Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2011 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900084
  • UID: 5060707370696

Blest Creator of the Light (Vienna) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Blest Creator of the light,
making day with radiance bright,
thou didst o’er the forming earth
give the golden light its birth.

2. Thou didst mark the night from day
with the dawn’s first piercing ray:
darkness now is drying nigh;
listen to our humble cry.

3. May we ne’er by guilt depressed
lose the way to endless rest;
nor with idle thoughts and vain
bind our souls to earth again.

4. Rather may we heav’nward rise
where eternal treasure lies;
purified by grace within,
hating ev’ry deed of sin.

5. Holy Father, hear our cry
through thy Son our Lord most high,
who our thankful hearts adore
with the Spirit evermore.

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Details

  • Tune: Vienna
  • Meter: 77 77
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer: Justin Heinrich Knecht (1752 – 1817)
  • Lyricist: Unknown office hymn traditionally sung at Sunday Vespers between Epiphany and Lent and following Pentecost.
  • Translator: John Chandler (1806 – 1876)
  • Church Year: General, Lent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900068
  • UPC: 5060707370627

A Carolling! A Carolling! (Ellacombe) – Organ

Lyrics

A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of the Saviour’s birth;
Of shepherds and of angels,
Of peace on all the Earth.
A carolling! A carolling!
The songs so full of joy.
Sing with the heav’nly choir above
That praised the infant boy.

A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of the guiding star;
Of shepherds and of wise men
Of how they journeyed far.
A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of that glorious day
When God came down to our world,
A baby in the hay.

A carolling! A carolling!
A story of God’s love:
The Christ child in the manger,
Who came from up above.
A carolling! A carolling!
Our song will never end,
Till every person, everywhere,
Knows Jesus Christ as friend.

Lyrics Copyright © 2010 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Ellacombe
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Conrad Kocher (1786 – 1872)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2010 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900002
  • UID: 5060707370023

Ye servants of God (Paderborn 4 verses) – Organ

Lyrics

1. You servants of God, your Master proclaim,
And publish abroad his wonderful name;
The name all-victorious of Jesus extol;
His kingdom is glorious and rules over all.

2. God rules in the height, almighty to save;
Though hid from our sight, his presence we have;
The great congregation his triumph shall sing,
Ascribing salvation to Jesus our King.

3. “Salvation to God, who sits on the throne!”
Let all cry aloud, and honour the Son;
The praises of Jesus the angels proclaim,
Fall down on their faces and worship the Lamb.

4. Then let us adore and give him his right:
All glory and power, all wisdom and might,
All honour and blessing with angels above
And thanks never ceasing for infinite love.

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Details

  • Tune: Paderborn
  • Meter: 10 10 11 11
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: General, Christ the King
  • Composer: From Paderborn Gesangbuch (1765)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900056
  • UID: 5060707370542

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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Details

  • 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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Details

    • 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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Details

  • 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
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900016
  • UPC: 5060707370108

A Child is born to us (Denby) – Organ

Lyrics

A child is born to us,
The Son to us is giv’n.
The government of God
Will rest upon His frame.
He is the King of Kings,
New life and hope He brings;
His mighty government
Will never, never end.

We’ll name Him Wonderful,
We’ll call Him Counsellor;
We’ll claim His saving grace,
And we will call Him Friend.
Almighty God is He,
He comes to set us free;
His government of peace
Will never, never end.

He brings abundant life,
Frees us from earthly strife:
We’ll name Him King of Kings
And call Him Lord of Lords.
He is the Prince of Peace,
Through Him all conflicts cease;
He is the Son of God,
He is the Living Word.

Lyrics Copyright © 2010 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Ellacombe
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Wüttemburg Gesangbuch (1784)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2010 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900002
  • UID: 5060707370016

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.

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Details

  • Tune: Crediton
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Church Year: Advent, All Souls
  • 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
  • Performances Copyright ℗  2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved

 

 

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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Details

  • 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.
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain Rights Reserved