Lord of all hopefulness (Slane) – Orchestra

See also ‘Lord of all hopefulness’  for Organ

Lyrics

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Recording

 
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  • Tune: Slane
  • Meter: 10 11 11 12
  • Verses: 4
  • Style: Traditional Irish, Gaelic, Celtic
  • Church Year: Remembrance, General
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional Irish melody.
  • Lyricist: Jan Struther (1901 – 1953).
  • Music Public Domain
  • Orchestral Arrangement:  Copyright ©  2009 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Organ Arrangement:  Copyright ©  2017 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyrics Copyright © Oxford University Press
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2009 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun (Truro) – Orchestra

Hymn- Jesus shall reign where’er the sun – Lyrics

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His Name.

Blessings abound wherever He reigns;
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blessed.

As rain on meadows newly mown,
So shall He send his influence down:
His grace on fainting souls distills,
Like heav’nly dew on thirsty hills.

Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud amen!

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Truro
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Usage: General, Epiphany, Trinity
  • Composer: Thomas Williams in Psalmodia Evangelica (1789)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright © 2011 – 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai) – Orchestra

King of Glory, King of Peace – Lyrics

King of glory, King of peace,
I will love Thee;
And that love may never cease,
I will move Thee.
Thou hast granted my request,
Thou hast heard me;
Thou didst note my working breast,
Thou hast spared me.

Wherefore with my utmost art
I will sing Thee,
And the cream of all my heart
I will bring Thee.
Though my sins against me cried,
Thou alone didst clear me;
And alone, when they replied,
Thou didst hear me.

Seven whole days, not one in seven,
I will praise Thee;
In my heart, though not in Heaven,
I can raise Thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
To enroll Thee:
E’en eternity’s too short
To extol Thee.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Gwalchmai
  • Meter: 74 74 D
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: General, Candlemas
  • Composer: Joseph David Jones (1827 – 1870)
  • Lyricist: George Herbert (1593 – 1633)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2007 – 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Lord, thy word abideth (Ravenshaw) – Orchestra

Lord, Thy word abideth – Lyrics

Lord, Thy Word abideth,
And our footsteps guideth;
Who its truth believeth
Light and joy receiveth.

When our foes are near us,
Then Thy Word doth cheer us,
Word of consolation,
Message of salvation.

When the storms are o’er us,
And dark clouds before us,
Then its light directeth,
And our way protecteth.

Who can tell the pleasure,
Who recount the treasure,
By Thy Word imparted
To the simple hearted?

Word of mercy, giving
Succour to the living;
Word of life, supplying
Comfort to the dying!

O that we, discerning,
Its most holy learning,
Lord, may love and fear Thee,
Evermore be near Thee!

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Ravenshaw
  • Meter: 66 66
  • Style: Traditional German
  • Composer: Unknown adapted from traditional German melody by Composer:
  • William Henry Monk (1823 – 89)
  • Lyricist: Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1877)
  • Usage: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2009 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Mine eyes have seen the glory (Battle Hymn)

Hymn – Mine eyes have seen the glory – Lyrics

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps
They have gilded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps;
His day is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His day is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never sound retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgement seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet;
Our God is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Our God is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free;
Whilst God is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Whilst God is marching on.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Battle hymn
  • Meter: 14 15 15 6
  • Style: Traditional American collected by William Steffe (1830-1890)
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Julia Ward Howe (1819 – 1910)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

O God, our help in ages past (Saint Anne) – Orchestra

Hymn – O God, our help in ages past – Lyrics

O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home.

Under the shadow of thy throne,
still may we dwell secure;
sufficient is thine arm alone,
and our defence is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received her frame,
from everlasting, thou art God,
to endless years the same.

A thousand ages, in thy sight,
are like an evening gone;
short as the watch that ends the night,
before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever rolling stream,
bears all who breathe away;
they fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the opening day.

O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come;
be thou our guide while life shall last,
and our eternal home.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Saint Anne
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: Remembrance Sunday, General
  • Composer: William Croft (1678 – 1727)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2007 (Orchestral) and 2016 (Organ) Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

O worship the king (Hanover) – Orchestra

O worship the King – Lyrics

O worship the King, all glorious above,
O gratefully sing His power and His love;
Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,
Pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise.

O tell of His might, O sing of His grace,
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space,
His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
And dark is His path on the wings of the storm.

The earth with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, Thy power hath founded of old;
Established it fast by a changeless decree,
And round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.

Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.

Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail;
Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end,
Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend.

O measureless might! Ineffable love!
While angels delight to worship Thee above,
The humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
With true adoration shall all sing Thy praise.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Hanover
  • Meter: 10 10 11 11
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: General, Ascension
  • Composer: William Croft (1678 – 1727)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Robert Grant (1779 – 1838) based upon Psalm 104
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2009 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

The animals went in two by two (When Jonny Came Marching Home)

Hymn – The animals went in two by two – Lyrics

The animals went in two by two, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The elephant and the kangaroo, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The animals went in two by two,
The elephant and the kangaroo,
And they all went in-to the Ark for to get out of the rain,
And they all went in-to the Ark for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in three by three, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The wasp, the ant and the bumble bee, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The animals went in three by three,
The wasp , the ant and the bumble bee,
And they all went in-to the Ark for to get out of the rain,
And they all went in-to the Ark for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in four by four, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The great hippopotamus stuck in the door, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The animals went in four by four,
The great hippopotamus stuck in the door,
And they all went in-to the Ark for to get out of the rain,
And they all went in-to the Ark for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in five by five, Hurrah! Hurrah!
By eating each other they kept alive, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The animals went in five by five,
By eating each other they kept alive,
And they all went in-to the Ark for to get out of the rain,
And they all went in-to the Ark for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in six by six, Hurrah! Hurrah!
They turned out monkey because of his tricks, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The animals went in six by six,
They turned out monkey because of his tricks,

The animals went in seven by seven, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The little pig thought he was goin’ to heav’n, Hurrah! Hurrah!
The animals went in seven by seven,
The little pig thought he was goin’ to heav’n,
And they all went in-to the Ark for to get out of the rain,
And they all went in-to the Ark for to get out of the rain.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Verses: 6
  • Tune: When Jonny Came Marching Home
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Style: Popular
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

We have a gospel to proclaim (Fulda) – Orchestra

Hymn – We have a gospel to proclaim – Lyrics

Lyrics Copyright Rev. Edward Burns, Permission being sought to publish.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Fulda
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: William Gardiner
  • Orchestral arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Edward Joseph Burns (b. 1938)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Rev. Edward Burns, All Rights Reserved
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 – 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Thine be the glory (Maccabaeus) – Baroque Orchestra

Hymn – Thine be the glory – Lyrics

Thine is the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son;
Endless is the victory, Thou o’er death hast won;
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where Thy body lay.

Refrain
Thine is the glory, risen conqu’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
For her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.

Refrain

No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee; aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conqu’rors, through Thy deathless love:
Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.

Refrain

Recording

 
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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Maccabaeus
  • Meter: 10 11 11 11
  • Style: Baroque
  • Church Year: Easter, General, Pentecost, Ascension
  • Composer: Georg Friderich Händel 1685 – 1759)
  • Descant arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Edmond Louis Budry (1685 – 1732)
  • Translator: Richard Birch Hoyle (1875 – 1939)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2011 – 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.