For The Healing Of The Nations (Alleluia Dulce Carmen, Organ, 4 Verses)

For The Healing Of The Nations : Lyrics

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

Meter: 87 87 87. Lyricist: Fred Kaan (1929 – 2009). Lyrics Copyright Stainer & Bell Ltd.

Alleluia Dulce Carmen (Tantum Ergo) : Recording and Download

  • Tune: Alleluia Dulce Carmen (Tantum Ergo), from Samuel Webbe‘s (1740 – 1816) an “Essay on the Church Plain Chant” (1782). Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M. S. Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900220

 

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O Love How Deep (Eisenach, Organ, 6 Verses)

O Love How Deep Lyrics

O love, how deep, how broad, how high!
How passing thought and fantasy,
That God, the Son of God, should take
Our mortal form for mortals’ sake!

He sent no angel to our race
Of higher power or lower place,
But wore the robe of human frame
Himself, and this lost world came.

For us baptized, for us he bore
His holy fast and hunger sore;
For us temptations sharp he knew,
For us the tempter overthrew.

For us to wicked men betrayed,
Scourged, mocked, in crown of thorns arrayed;
For us he bore the cross’s death,
For us at length gave up his breath.

For us he rose from death again,
For us he went on high to reign;
For us he sent his Spirit here
To guide, to strengthen, and to cheer.

All honor, laud, and glory be,
O Jesus, virgin-born, to thee;
whom with the Father we adore,
and Holy Ghost, forevermore.

Meter: LM. Lyrics: Benjamin Webb (1819 – 1885) from Thomas à Kempis (c. 1379 – 1471), Public Domain

Eisenach ~ Recording

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Lectionary

Now My Tongue, The Mystery Telling (Grafton, Organ, 6 verses)

Now My Tongue, The Mystery Telling Lyrics

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Now, my tongue, the mystery telling
Of the glorious body sing,
And the blood, all price excelling,
Which the Gentiles’ Lord and King,
In a Virgin’s womb once dwelling,
Shed for this world’s ransoming.

Given for us, and condescending
To be born for us below,
He, with us in converse blending,
Dwelt the seed of truth to sow,
‘Til he closed with wondrous ending
His most patient life of woe.

That last night, at supper lying,
‘Mid the Twelve, his chosen band,
Jesus, with the law complying,
Keeps the feast its rites demand;
Then, more precious food supplying,
Gives himself with his own hand.

Word-made-flesh, true bread he maketh
By his word his flesh to be,
Wine his blood; which whoso taketh
Must from carnal thoughts be free:
Faith alone, though sight forsaketh,
Shows true hearts the mystery.

Therefore we, before him bending,
This great sacrament revere:
Types and shadows have their ending,
For the newer rite is here;
Faith, our outward sense befriending,
Makes our inward vision clear.

Glory let us give and blessing
To the Father and the Son,
Honour, might, and praise addressing,
While eternal ages run;
Ever too his love confessing,
Who, from both, with both is One.

Meter: 87 87 87. Lyricist: St. Thomas Aquinas (1227 – 1274), translator: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878), Public Domain

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Lectionary And Other Uses

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Picardy – 4 Verses) – Organ

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence ~ Lyrics

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wingèd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Meter: 87 87 87. Attributed to St James The Just in the Litany of St James, translated by Gerard Moultrie (1829 – 1885). Public Domain.

Picardy ~ Recording Organ

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Lectionary

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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Picardy – 4 Verses) – Orchestra

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Lyrics

Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.

King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
In the body and the blood;
He will give to all the faithful
His own self for heavenly food.

Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.

At His feet the six wingèd seraph,
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry:
Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Lord Most High!

Meter: 87 87 87. Attributed to St James The Just in the Litany of St James, translated by Gerard Moultrie (1829 – 1885). Public Domain.

Picardy ~ Recording Orchestra

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Lectionary

Now The Green Blade Riseth (Noel Nouvelet) – Small Ensemble

Lyrics ~ 4 verses

Meter: 11 11 10 11. Lyrics by John MacLeod Campbell Crum (1872 – 1958). Copyright © Oxford University Press

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Recording

  • Tune: Noel Nouvelet, a traditional French tune by an unknown composer, arranged here by Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b.1955). Music Public Domain Arrangement  Copyright ©
  • Performance ℗ 2015 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
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For The Healing Of The Nations (Picardy, Organ, 4 Verses)

For The Healing Of The Nations Lyrics

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

Meter: 87 87 87. Lyricist: Fred Kaan (1929 – 2009). Lyrics Copyright Stainer & Bell Ltd.

Picardy ~ Recording

  • Tune: Picardy, a Traditional French melody (Public Domain) in an arrangement © 2018 Richard M S Irwin.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M. S. Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900219

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Ding Dong! Merrily On High (Bransle De L’Official – 2 Verses) – Organ & Bells

Ding Dong! Merrily On High Lyrics

Ding dong! Merrily on high,
In heav’n the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky
Is riv’n with angel singing.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

E’en so here below, below,
Let steeple bells be swungen,
And “Io, io, io!”
By priest and people sungen.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

Pray you, dutifully prime
Your matin chime, ye ringers;
May you beautifully rime
Your evetime song, ye singers.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

Meter: 77 77 and Refrain. Lyricist: George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848 – 1934). Public Domain.

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Bransle De L’Official History

The tune first appeared as a secular dance tune known under the title “Branle de l’Official” in Orchésographie, a dance book written by the French cleric, composer and writer Jehan Tabourot (1519–1593). It was used as a carol tune as late as 1924 by George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848 – 1934) in his The Cambridge Carol-Book: Being Fifty-two Songs for Christmas, Easter, And Other Seasons. As can be seen in how Woodward adapted the tune that he took a great interest in church bell ringing. In this adaption, I have tried to let the bells have their own voice.

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