Oh where are you going (Loredo) – Piano

Lyrics

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Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Loredo
  • Verses: 5
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional Irish – in USA “Streets of Loredo”
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown – Iona Community
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Arrangement Copyright © 2018 Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyrics Copyright © 1989 WGRG, Iona Community, Govan, Glasgow G51 3UU, Scotland
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

How tedious and tasteless the hours (Green Fields) – Organ

Lyrics

1. How tedious and tasteless the hours
When Jesus no longer I see!
Sweet prospects, sweet birds, and sweet flow’rs,
Have all lost their sweetness to me.
The midsummer sun shines but dim;
The fields strive in vain to look gay;
But when I am happy in Him,
December’s as pleasant as May.

2. His name yields the richest perfume,
And sweeter than music His voice;
His presence disperses my gloom,
And makes all within me rejoice;
I should, were He always thus nigh,
Have nothing to wish or to fear;
No mortal so happy as I;
My summer would last all the year.

3. Content with beholding His face,
My all to His pleasure resigned,
No changes of seasons or place
Would make any change in my mind.
While blest with a sense of His love,
A palace a toy would appear;
And prisons would palaces prove,
If Jesus would dwell with me there.

4. Dear Lord, if indeed I am Thine,
If Thou art my sun and my song,
Say, why do I languish and pine?
And why are my winter so long?
O drive these dark clouds from my sky;
Thy soul-cheering presence restore,
Or take me unto Thee on high,
Where winter and clouds are no more.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Green Fields
  • Meter: 88 88 D
  • Composer: Attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Arranger: Lewis Edson (1748 – 1820)
  • Lyricist: John Newton (1725 – 1807)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright © 2018 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.

When I needed a neighbour (Neighbour)

Hymn – When I needed a neighbour – Lyrics

Lyrics are still in copyright – permission being sought to publish.

Extract

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Details

  • Verses: 6
  • Tune: Neighbour
  • Meter: 13 10 and Refrain
  • Style: Traditional American
  • Composer: Sydney Bertram Carter (1915 – 2004)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Sydney Bertram Carter (1915 – 2004)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © Stainer & Bell Ltd, All Rights Reserved.
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

When Jesus wept

Hymn – When Jesus wept – Score

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Recording

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Details

  • Tune: When Jesus Wept
  • Meter: 88 88
  • Style: Traditional American
  • Use: Good Friday
  • Composer: William Billings (1746 – 1800)
  • Lyricist: William Billings and Lyricist: Brian L. Penney
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Verses 2 & 3 Copyright Brian L. Penney 2008
  • Performance Copyright © 2009 Brian L. Penney. Certain rights reserved.

Tis the gift to be simple (Simple Gifts)

Hymn – ‘Tis the gift to be simple – Lyrics

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gain’d,
To bow and to bend we shan’t be asham’d,
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come ’round right.

‘Tis the gift to be loved and that love to return,
‘Tis the gift to be taught and a richer gift to learn,
And when we expect of others what we try to live each day,
Then we’ll all live together and learn to say,
(refrain)

‘Tis the gift to have friends and a true friend to be,
‘Tis the gift to think of others not to only think of “me”,
And when we hear what others really think and really feel,
Then we’ll all live together with a love that is real.
(refrain)

Recordings

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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Simple Gifts
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Traditional Shaker
  • Church Year: Weddings
  • Composer: Joseph Brackett (1797–1882) arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Joseph Brackett (1797–1882) and others
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

I danced in the morning (Lord of the dance)

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

Recordings

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Details

  • Tune: Simple Gifts
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Traditional American
  • Church Year: Lent
  • Composer: Joseph Brackett (1797 – 1882)
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyricist: Sydney Bertram Carter (1915 – 2004)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © Stainer & Bell Ltd, All Rights Reserved.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

Go, tell it on the mountain

Carol – Go tell it on the mountains – Lyrics

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere,
Go, tell it on the mountain that
Jesus Christ is born.

While shepherds kept their watching
O’er wandering flocks by night,
Behold, from out of heaven,
There shone a holy light. Refrain

And lo, when they had seen it,
They all bowed down and prayed;
They travelled on together
To where the babe was laid. Refrain

When I was a seeker,
I sought both night and day,
I asked the Lord to help me
And he showed me the way. Refrain

He made me a watchman
Upon a city wall,
And, if I am a Christian,
I am the least of all. Refrain

Recordings

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Go tell it on the mountain
  • Style: Traditional American, Carol
  • Composer: Unknown Traditional Melody arranged Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown Traditional
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Verses: 4
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

God bless our native land (National Anthem)

  • Tune: National Anthem
  • Meter: 664 6664
  • Style: Traditional American
  • Composer: Unknown attributed to Composer: Henry Carey (1689 – 1743)
  • Lyricist: August Mahlmann (1771-1826)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain
  • Performance © 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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Hymn – God bless our native land – Lyrics (1870)

God bless our native land!
Firm may she ever stand
Thro’ storm and night!
When the wild tempests rave,
Ruler of wind and wave
Do Thou our country save
By Thy great might.

For her our prayer shall rise
To God above the skies;
On Him we wait.
Thou who art ever nigh,
Guarding with watchful eye,
To Thee aloud we cry,
God save the State!