Christ’s is the world in which we move (Dream Angus) – Instrumental

Lyrics

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They may be found here.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Dream Angus
  • Verses: 4
  • Meter: Irregular
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Unknown – Traditional Scottish
  • Lyricist: Unknown – Iona Community
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 1989 WGRG, Iona Community, Govan, Glasgow G51 3UU, Scotland
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesus, Son of David have mercy on me (Song of Mercy) – Organ

Lyrics

Jesus, son of mercy, have mercy on me.
Jesus, son of mercy, have mercy on me.
Have mercy, have mercy, have mercy on me.
Jesus, son of mercy, have mercy on me.

Spirit, breath of justice, have mercy on us.
Spirit, breath of justice, have mercy on us.
Have mercy, have mercy, have mercy on us.
Spirit, breath of justice, have mercy on us.

Recording

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Details

    • Tune: Song of Mercy
    • Meter: 11 11 D
    • Style: Traditional Scottish
    • Composer: Unknown
    • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin
    • Lyricist: Unknown
    • Church Year: General
    • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
    • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

O for a closer walk with God (Stracathro)

O for a closer walk with God – Lyrics

O for a closer walk with God,
A calm and heavenly frame,
A light to shine upon the road
That leads me to the Lamb!

What peaceful hours I once enjoyed!
How sweet their memory still!
But they have left an aching void
The world can never fill.

The dearest idol I have known,
Whate’er that idol be
Help me to tear it from Thy throne,
And worship only Thee.

So shall my walk be close with God,
Calm and serene my frame;
So purer light shall mark the road
That leads me to the Lamb.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Stracathro
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Traditional Gaelic, Traditional Celtic, Traditional Scottish
  • Composer: Charles Hutchinson (1792 – 1860) Harp Obligato arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955).
  • Lyricist: William Cowper (1731 – 1800)
  • Usage: Trinity
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Spirit of God (Skye Boat Song)

Hymn – Spirit of God – Lyrics

Refrain
Spirit of God, unseen as the wind,
Gentle as is the dove;
Touch us with love and teach us to sing
Joy to you Lord above.

Your voice the sound, heard in the wind,
O’er fields and hills you sing;
Now I can hear the joy, my Lord,
the peace your song will bring.

Refrain

Love in our hearts, praise in our prayers,
We follow on your way;
Lord of the sky, Lord of the Earth,
Answer us when we pray.

Refrain
Copyright © Richard M S Irwin 2008

Recording

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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs
  • Tune: Skye boat song
  • Meter: 96 96 and Refrain
  • Style: Traditional Scottish
  • Usage: Pentecost, General, Weddings
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2008 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Will you come and follow me (Kelvingrove)

Hymn – Will you come and follow me – Lyrics

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

Recording

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Details

  • Verses: 5
  • Tune: Kelvingrove
  • Meter: 76 76 77 76
  • Style: Traditional Gaelic, Traditional Celtic, Traditional Scottish
  • Usage: Pentecost
  • Composer: Anonymous
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: John L. Bell (b. 1949) and Lyricist: Graham Maule (b. 1958)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 1987 WGRG
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

 

The Lord’s my shepherd (Brother James’s Air)

Hymn – The Lord’s my shepherd – Lyrics

Based on Psalm 23

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name’s sake.
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for His own Name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.
For Thou art with me; and Thy rod
And staff my comfort still.

My table Thou hast furnishèd
In presence of my foes;
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.
My head Thou dost with oil anoint,
And my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.
And in God’s house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.

Recording

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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: James Leith Macbeth Bain (1860-1925)
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Traditional Scottish
  • Lyricist: The Scottish Psalter (1650) based upon Psalm 23
  • Church Year: General, Funerals, Weddings
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain

Morning has broken (Bunessan)

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Bunessan
  • Meter: 55 54 D
  • Style: Traditional Gaelic, Celtic, Traditional Scottish
  • Church Year: General, Weddings
  • Composer: Unknown Traditional Scottish
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Eleanor Farjeon (1881 – 1965)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain Lyrics David Higham Associates
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Recordings

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

Leanabh an àigh (Bunessan)

  • Tune: Bunessan
  • Meter: 55 54 D
  • Style: Traditional Gaelic, Celtic, Scottish, Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown
  • arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Ma­ry M. Mac­don­ald (1789-1872)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved

An English translation can be found here: Child in a manger

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Carol – Leanabh an àigh – Lyrics

Leanabh an àigh, an Leanabh aig Màiri
Rugadh san stàball, Rìgh nan Dùl;
Thàinig do’n fhàsach, dh’fhuiling ’n ar n-àite
Son’ iad an àireamh bhitheas dhà dlùth!

Ged a bhios leanabain aig rìghrean na talmhainn
An greadhnachas garbh is anabarr mùirn,
’S geàrr gus am falbh iad, ’s fasaidh iad anfhann,
An àilleachd ’s an dealbh a’ searg san ùir.

Cha b’ionann ’s an t-Uan thàinig gur fuasgladh
Iriosal, stuama ghluais e’n tùs;
E naomh gun truailleachd, Cruithfhear an t-sluaigh,
Dh’éirich e suas le buaidh o ùir.

Leanabh an àigh, mar dh’aithris na fàidhean;
’S na h-àinglean àrd’, b’e miann an sùl;
’S E ’s airidh air gràdh ’s air urram thoirt dhà
Sona an àireamh bhitheas dhà dlùth.

Child in the manger (Bunessan)

Lyrics

Child in the manger, Infant of Mary,
Outcast and Stranger, Lord of all,
Child Who inherits all our transgressions,
All our demerits on Him fall.

Once the most holy Child of salvation
Gently and lowly lived below.
Now as our glorious mighty Redeemer,
See Him victorious o’er each foe.

Prophets foretold Him, Infant of wonder;
Angels behold Him on His throne.
Worthy our Savior of all our praises;
Happy forever are His own.

The original Gaelic version of this carol can be found here: Leanabh an àigh

Recordings

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Details

  • Tune: Bunessan
  • Meter: 55 54 D
  • Style: Traditional Gaelic, Celtic, Scottish, Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown
  • arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Ma­ry M. Mac­don­ald (1789-1872) in Gaelic
  • English language Translator: Lach­lan Mac­bean (1853-1931) in Hymnal: Songs and Hymns of the Gael (published Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land: 1888).
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performances Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved