Whenever days are darkened (Merthyr Cynog) – Piano, Flute and Horn

Lyrics

Wondrous Heavenly Love    7686 D

Whenever days are darkened
I think on Jesus’ Name:
To let the light come flooding in,
For soul’s release He came.
That blesséd Name I love to hear,
The Name that casts away my fear,
That overflows me from above:
O!  Wondrous, heavenly love!

If times I feel that I’m alone,
I think on Jesus’ Name:
To feel His gentle touch once more,
Upon this ailing frame.
That shepherd’s touch, for me He cares,
The Father’s love with me He shares,
Then overflowing from above,
O!  Wondrous, heavenly love!

When the days have brightened,
I think on Jesus’ Name:
To know He’s always with me,
Constantly the same.
Securely by my Saviour’s side,
Evermore to keep and guide,
Then overflowing from above,
Such wondrous, heavenly love!

Lyrics © 1998 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh used with permission.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Merthyr Cynog
  • Meter: 76 86 D
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Usage: General
  • Composer and Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1973)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1998 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Arrangment Copyright © 2019 Richard M S Irwin
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900051
  • UPC: 5060707370481

Judge eternal, throned in splendour (Rhuddlan)

Hymn – Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended – Lyrics

Judge eternal, throuned in splendour,
Lord of lords and King of kings,
with thy living fire of judgement
purge this realm of bitter things:
solace all its wide dominion
with the healing of thy wings.

Still the weary folk are pining
for the hour that brings release:
and the city’s crowded clangour
cries aloud for sin to cease;
and the homesteads and the woodlands
plead in silence for their peace.

Crown, O God, thine own endeavour;
cleave our darkness with thy sword;
feed thy people’s hungry spirits
with the richness of thy word:
cleanse the body of this nation
through the glory of the Lord.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Rhuddlan
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional Welsh melody
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Unknown
  • Lyricist: Henry Scott Holland (1847 – 1918)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Lord of lords and King eternal (Rhuddlan)

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Rhuddlan
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional Welsh melody
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Lyricist: Jack C Winslow (1882-1974)
  • Music copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics copyright Jack C Winslow
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Sent forth by God’s blessing (The Ash Grove)

Hymn – Sent forth by God’s blessing – Lyrics

The lyrics to this hymn are still in copyright, but can be found at Rockhay.org

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: The Ash Grove
  • Meter: 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 12
  • Usage: General
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Lyricist: Omer Westendorf (1916 – 1997)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright World Library Publications, Inc.
  • Performance Copyright © 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Sing glory to God (The Ash Grove)

Hymn – Sing glory to God – Lyrics

Lyrics Copyright Kevin Mayhew Ltd, Permission being sought to publish.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: The Ash Grove
  • Meter: 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 12
  • Usage: General
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Lyricist: Michael Forster (b. 1946) based on the “Gloria”
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Kevin Mayhew Ltd
  • Performance Copyright © 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Love divine, all loves excelling (Blaenwern) – Organ – in a lower key

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Lyrics

Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down;
Fix in us thy humble dwelling;
All thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation;
Enter every trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit,
Into every troubled breast!
Let us all in Thee inherit;
Let us find thy promised rest.
Take away the love of sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its Beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.

Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all Thy life receive;
Suddenly return and never,
Never more Thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
Pray and praise Thee without ceasing,
Glory in Thy perfect love.

Finish then Thy new creation;
Pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see Thy great salvation
Perfectly restored in Thee;
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Tune: Blaenwern
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style:  Traditional Welsh
  • Church Year: General, Weddings
  • Composer: William Penfro Rowlands (1860 – 1937)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

Love divine, all loves excelling (Moriah)

  • Tune: Moriah
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Verses: 4
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Church Year: General, Weddings
  • Moriah Composer: Unknown Traditional Welsh Melody
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Recordings

 
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Hymn – Love divine, all loves excelling – Lyrics

Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down;
Fix in us thy humble dwelling;
All thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation;
Enter every trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit,
Into every troubled breast!
Let us all in Thee inherit;
Let us find thy promised rest.
Take away the love of sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its Beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.

Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all Thy life receive;
Suddenly return and never,
Never more Thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
Pray and praise Thee without ceasing,
Glory in Thy perfect love.

Finish then Thy new creation;
Pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see Thy great salvation
Perfectly restored in Thee;
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

 

 

 

Love divine, all loves excelling (Blaenwern)

Hymn – Love divine, all loves excelling – Lyrics

Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down;
Fix in us thy humble dwelling;
All thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation;
Enter every trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit,
Into every troubled breast!
Let us all in Thee inherit;
Let us find thy promised rest.
Take away the love of sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its Beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.

Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all Thy life receive;
Suddenly return and never,
Never more Thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
Pray and praise Thee without ceasing,
Glory in Thy perfect love.

Finish then Thy new creation;
Pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see Thy great salvation
Perfectly restored in Thee;
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Recordings

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Details

  • Album: Wedding Songs - Vol 1
  • Tune: Blaenwern
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style:  Traditional Welsh
  • Church Year: General, Weddings
  • Composer: William Penfro Rowlands (1860 – 1937)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

God the Father of Creation (Rhuddlan)

  • Tune: Rhuddlan
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Musical Relicks of Welsh Bards (1800)
  • Lyricist: Iain D. Cunningham (b. 1954)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright Iain D. Cunningham © 2010 based on Psalm 42
  • Performance Copyright © 2012 Richard M S Irwin.Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn -God the Father of Creation – Lyrics

We regret that these lyrics are still subject to copyright and can only be published with the permission of the copyright holder.

God of freedom (Rhuddlan)

Lyrics

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: Rhuddlan
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional Welsh
  • Church Year: General, Trinity
  • Composer: Unknown traditional Welsh melody from Musical Relicks of Welsh Bards (1800) 
  • Lyricist: Shirley Erena Murray (b. 1931)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics Copyright © 1992 Hope Publishing [email protected]
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.