Lord Of All Hopefulness (Slane – 4 Verses) – Orchestra

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Lord Of All Hopefulness ~ Lyrics

We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright.

Meter: 10 11 11 12. Lyricist: Jan Struther (1901 – 1953). Lyrics Copyright © Oxford University Press.

Slane ~ Orchestral Recording

  • Tune: Slane, a traditional Irish melody, composer  unknown. Public Domain.
  • Orchestral arrangement  Copyright ©  2009 Richard M.S. Irwin
  • Performance ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
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King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 3 verses

Suitable for Candlemas, Palm Sunday and general usage

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.

Lyrics by George Herbert (1593 – 1633). Public Domain

Recording

  • Tune: Gwalchmai, composed by Joseph David Jones (1827 – 1870). Public Domain.
  • Meter: 74 74 D
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900083

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Lord Thy Word Abideth (Ravenshaw – 6 Verses) – Orchestra

Lord Thy Word Abideth ~ Lyrics

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meter: 66 66. Lyricist: Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1877). Public Domain.

Lord Thy Word Abideth, Ravenshaw ~ Recording

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Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory (Battle Hymn – 4 Verses) – Small Orchestra

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.

Meter: 14 15 15 6. Lyricist: Julia Ward Howe (1819 – 1910). Public Domain.

Battle Hymn ~ Recording

  • Tune: Battle Hymn, a traditional American melody collected by William Steffe (1830-1890) . Melody Public Domain, arrangement Copyright © 2016 Richard M.S. Irwin.
  • Performance ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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O God Our Help In Ages Past (Saint Anne – 6 Verses) – Orchestra

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.

Meter: CM. Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748). Public Domain.

St Anne Recording ~ Orchestra

  • Tune: Saint Anne, composed by William Croft (1678 – 1727) and arranged for orchestra by Richard M.S. Irwin. Melody Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2007 Richard M.S. Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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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 Johnny Came Marching Home – 6 Verses) – Small Band)

The Animals Went In Two By Two ~ Lyrics

1. 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.

2. 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,
Refrain.

3. 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,
Refrain.

4. 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,
Refrain.

5. 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,
Refrain.

6. 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,
Refrain.

Meter: Irregular. Lyricist: Unknown. Public Domain.

When Johnny Came Marching Home ~ Recording

  • Tune: When Johnny Came Marching Home, composer unknown, melody Public Domain. Arrangement Copyright © 2011 Richard M.S.Irwin.
  • Performance ℗ 2011 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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This Is Wales Land Of Our Fathers (The Miner’s Song – 2 Verses) – Voice and Orchestra, Male Voice Choir

This Is Wales Land Of Our Fathers ~ Lyrics

The drum of boots upon the cobbles,
Sound of sons and fathers returning home.
The cold winds blow across the valley;
Down from the mountains capped with snow.
Love lies sighing in the valley,
And my heart is waiting
Where the cold winds blow.
And this is Wales,
Land of our fathers;
This is Wales, a land with soul:
A land of glory,
Of light and darkness,
Where light is song,
And darkness is coal.

The pulse you hear along the valleys,
Sound of sons and fathers coming home;
boots that echo loud tramp firm on cobbles,
The sound of men both young and old.
Their boots are beating upon the cobbles,
Our sons and fathers returning home.
And this is Wales,
Land of our fathers;
This is Wales, a land with soul:
A land of glory,
Of light and darkness,
Where dark is coal
And light is song!

Lyrics Copyright © 2015 Colin Gordon-Farleigh.

The Miner’s Song ~ Recording

  • Tune: The Miner’s Song, Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin.
  • Performance  ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin and Gary Cordice. All rights reserved.

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Score for male voice choir

The miner’s song (This is Wales) – male voice choir full score

We Have A Gospel To Proclaim (Fulda – 6 Verses) – Orchestra

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We Have A Gospel To Proclaim ~ Lyrics

We regret that we are unable to publish the lyrics to this hymn at the moment, as they are still in copyright.

Meter: LM. Lyrics © Copyright Rev. Edward Burns (b. 1938).

Fulda ~ Recording

  • Tune: Fulda, composed by William Gardiner (1770 – 1853) and arranged for orchestra by Richard M.S. Irwin. Melody Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2008 Richard M.S. Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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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.