As I journey through the land, singing as I go (O I want to see Him) – Organ

Lyrics

As I journey through the land, singing as I go
Pointing souls to Calvary, to the crimson flow,
Many arrows pierce my soul from without, within;
But my Lord leads me on, thro’ Him I must win.
Refrain:
O I want to see Him, look upon His face,
There to sing forever of His saving grace;
On the streets of Glory let me lift my voice;
Cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.

When in service for my Lord dark may be the night,
But I’ll cling more close to Him, He will give me light;
Satan’s snares may vex my soul, turn my tho’ts aside;
But my Lord goes ahead, leads whate’er betide. Refrain

When in valleys low I look t’ward the mountain height,
And behold my Saviour there, leading in the fight,
With a tender hand outstretched t’ward the valley low,
Guiding me, I can see, as I onward go. Refrain

When before me billows rise from the mighty deep,
Then my Lord directs my bark; He doth safely keep,
And He leads me gently on through this world below;
He’s a real Friend to me, O I love Him so. Refrain

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Tune: O I want to see Him
  • Meter: 12 12 D & Refrain
  • Style: Gospel
  • Composer and Lyricist: Rufus H. Cornelius (1872 – 1933)
  • Usage: Lent
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved

For the beauty of the earth (Dix) – Organ

Hymn – For the beauty of the earth – Lyrics

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Lord of all, to thee we raise

Recordings

Original Key in D Major
 
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Lower Setting in B Major
 
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Details

  • Tune: England’s Lane
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Conrad Kocher (1786 – 1872)
  • Arranger: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Lyricist: Folliot Sandford Pierpoint (1835 – 1917)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

For the beauty of the earth (Heathlands) – Organ

Hymn – For the beauty of the earth – Lyrics

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Lord of all, to thee we raise

Recordings

Original Key in D Major
 
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Lower Setting in B Major
 
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Details

  • Tune: England’s Lane
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Folliot Sandford Pierpoint (1835 – 1917)
  • Music Copyright Unknown
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Lord of all hopefulness (Slane) – Organ

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Lyrics

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

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 (small orchestra) 2017 (organ) Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

Christ, whose glory fills the skies (Heathlands) – Organ

Hymn – Christ, whose glory fills the skies – Lyrics

Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the only light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Triumph o’er the shades of night;
Day-spring from on high, be near;
Day-star, in my heart appear.

Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by thee;
Joyless is the day’s return,
Till thy mercy’s beams I see;
Till they inward light impart,
Cheer my eyes and warm my heart.

Visit then this soul of mine;
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, Radiancy divine,
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.

Recording

See also Christ, whose glory fills the skies (Ratisbon)

 
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Details

  • Tune: Heathlands
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Classical
  • Composer:  Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

 

God of mercy, God of grace (Heathlands) – Organ

Hymn – God of mercy, God of grace – Lyrics

God of mercy, God of grace,
Show the brightness of Thy face;
Shine upon us, Saviour, shine,
Fill Thy Church with light divine,
And Thy saving health extend,
Unto earth’s remotest end.

Let the people praise Thee, Lord!
Be by all that live adored;
Let the nations shout and sing
Glory to their Saviour King,
At Thy feet their tribute pay,
And Thy holy will obey.

Let the people praise Thee, Lord!
Earth shall then her fruits afford,
God to man His blessings give,
Man to God devoted live;
All below and all above
One in joy and light and love

Recording – Download

 
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Details

  • Tune: Heathlands
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: General | Church Year: Candlemas
  • Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte (1793 – 1847)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin.Certain rights reserved.

For the beauty of the earth (England’s Lane) – Organ

Hymn – For the beauty of the earth – Lyrics

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For each perfect gift of thine,
To our race so freely given,
Graces human and divine,
Flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Lord of all, to thee we raise

Recordings

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Details

  • Tune: England’s Lane
  • Meter: 77 77 77
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Geoffrey Turton Shaw (1879 – 1943) adapted from traditional.
  • Lyricist: Folliot Sandford Pierpoint (1835 – 1917)
  • Music Copyright © Oxford University Press
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Eternal Father strong to save (Melita) – Organ

  • Tune: Melita
  • Meter: 88 88 88
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday
  • Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: William Whiting (1825 – 1876)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn – Eternal Father, strong to save – Lyrics

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked’st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe’er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

And now, O Father, mindful of the love (Undes Et Memores) – Organ

Hymn – And now, O Father, mindful of the love – Lyrics

And now, O Father, mindful of the love
That bought us, once for all, on Calvary’s tree,
And having with us Him that pleads above,
We here present, we here spread forth to Thee,
That only offering perfect in Thine eyes,
The one true, pure, immortal sacrifice.

Look, Father, look on His anointed face,
And only look on us as found in Him;
Look not on our misusings of Thy grace,
Our prayer so languid, and our faith so dim;
For lo! between our sins and their reward,
We set the passion of Thy Son our Lord.

And then for those, our dearest and our best,
By this prevailing presence we appeal;
O fold them closer to Thy mercy’s breast!
O do Thine utmost for their souls’ true weal!
From tainting mischief keep them white and clear,
And crown Thy gifts with strength to persevere.

And so we come; O draw us to Thy feet,
Most patient Saviour, Who canst love us still!
And by this food, so awful and so sweet,
Deliver us from every touch of ill:
In Thine own service make us glad and free,
And grant us nevermore to part with Thee.

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Tune: Undes Et Memores
  • Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10
  • Church Year: Lent
  • Composer: William Henry Monk (1823 – 1889)
  • Orchestral arrangement: Richard Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: William Bright (1824 – 1901)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

And did those feet in ancient times (Jerusalem – 2 Verses) – for Organ

Organ Version – Also see version for Orchestra

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.

Recordings

Organ Version – Also see version for Orchestra

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Video from Wedding Songs Vol. 1

 Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Jerusalem
  • Meter: DLM
  • Style: Early 20th Century
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday, Church Year: Weddings
  • Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 – 1918)
  • Lyricist: William Blake (1757 – 1827)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin Certain rights reserved.