God Is Working His Purpose Out (Benson, Orchestra, 5 Verses)

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God is working His purpose out
As year succeeds to year;
God is working his purpose out,
And the time is drawing near;
Nearer and nearer draws the time,
The time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

From utmost east to utmost west,
Where’er man’s foot hath trod,
By the mouth of many messengers
Goes forth the voice of God:
‘Give ear to Me, ye continents,
Ye isles, give ear to Me,’
That the earth may be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

What can we do to work God’s work,
To prosper and increase
The brotherhood of all mankind,
The reign of the Prince of Peace?
What can we do to hasten the time,
The time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

March we forth in the strength of God,
With the banner of Christ unfurled,
That the light of the glorious Gospel of truth
May shine throughout the world;
Fight we the fight with sorrow and sin
To set their captives free,
That the earth may be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

All we can do is nothing worth
Unless God blesses the deed;
Vainly we hope for the harvest-tide
Till God gives life to the seed;
Yet near and nearer draws the time,
The time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled
With the glory of God
As the waters cover the sea.

Meter: 86 86 87 12 8. Lyrics by Arthur Campbell Ainger (1841 – 1919). Public Domain

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God Is Working His Purpose Out Description

“God Is Working His Purpose Out” is a rousing hymn with words by Arthur Campbell Ainger (1841 – 1919), an English lyricist and schoolmaster at Eton College, which might explain much of its tone. It is set to the tune “Benson” by Millicent D. Kingham (1866 – 1927), a South African composer. Very piece much of its time, with its echos of militant missionaries at the peak of British Empire, this can very much be seen in the fourth verse:

March we forth in the strength of God,
With the banner of Christ unfurled,
That the light of the glorious Gospel of truth
May shine throughout the world;

Despite this “God Is Working His Purpose Out” still works today as an excellent congregational hymn, especially as a recessional. This recording is an orchestral version arranged and performed by Richard Irwin.

And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time (Jerusalem, Orchestra, 2 Verses)

And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time Lyrics

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen!
And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold:
Bring me my Chariot of fire!
I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England’s green and pleasant Land.

Meter: DLM. Lyricist: William Blake (1757 – 1827). Public Domain.

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God Sent His Son (Sing Glory Alleluia – 5 verses) – Piano Ensemble

God Sent His Son – Lyrics

God sent His Son for all mankind,
Sing glory, alleluia!
To save the lost, the lame and blind;
Sing glory, alleluia!
To reconcile them through His birth,
To rescue all the sons of earth.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

Peace and forgiveness is our plea;
Sing glory, alleluia!
From sin’s cruel grip He sets us free;
Sing glory, alleluia!
We worship Jesus Christ the Son,
Who lived before the world began.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

He is the great eternal flame;
Sing glory, alleluia!
He bears the precious Saviour’s name;
Sing glory, alleluia!
Salvation comes through trust in Him,
His Light will never ever dim.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

Once we were lost, but now are found;
Sing glory, alleluia!
In joy we stand on hallowed ground;
Sing glory, alleluia!
He is the everlasting King,
He is the Lord of everything;
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

He is the Truth, the Life, the Way;
Sing glory, alleluia!
Sing out your praise to Him each day;
Sing glory, alleluia!
To Heav’n our hands and arms we raise
to God in love and joy and praise.
We praise the everlasting Word,
Sing glory, alleluia!

Meter: 87 87 88 87. Lyrics Copyright © 2015 Colin Gordon-Farleigh. Used with permission. CCLI: 7152791

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  • Tune: Sing Glory Alleluia, based on Tannernbaum, a traditional German folk melody, composer unknown adaption and arrangement © 2016 – 2020 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955).
  • Performance ℗  2020 Richard Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900195.

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History

“Sing Glory Alleluia” is based on the melody used in the traditional German Christmas Carol “O Tannenbaum” which means “O fir tree”. The carol is less commonly sung in English where it is more normally known as “O Christmas Tree”). The melody is an older folk tune which was written down in the 16th century. It is also known as the tune of “Es lebe hoch der Zimmermannsgeselle” and of “Lauriger Horatius”. The tune has been adapted and arranged here for Piano, Flute and Cello by Richard Irwin.

The idea of the Christmas Tree was brought to England by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1819-1861) who was married to and became Prince Consort to Queen Victoria of Great Britain (1819-1901).

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Amazing Grace (Small Orchestra, 6 Verses)

Amazing Grace Lyrics

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

T’was grace that taught my heart to fear.
And grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
‘Tis grace that brought me safe thus far
and grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.

Meter: CM. Lyrics by reformed slaver John Newton (1725 – 1807). Public Domain.

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