A mighty wind around us (Cara) – Organ

The Spirit’s Fire – Lyrics

A mighty wind around us,
Is rushing through this place;
God’s Spirit full surrounds us,
Defeating time and space.

The Spirit’s fire consuming,
We burn with faith’s desire;
God’s mighty pow’r upon us,
We blaze with holy fire.

Christ calls on us to serve Him,
To witness to His love;
To love and serve our neighbour,
And praise our God above.

Let’s all proclaim His message,
And be His hands and feet;
When we serve Christ our Saviour,
Our lives are made complete.

Lyrics Copyright © 2011 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

Recording

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Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Cara
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Uzziah Christopher Burnap (1834 -1900)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943)
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2011 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Hymnal: Songs of Praise and Worship
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900004
  • UPC: 5060707370009

O thou who camest from above (Hereford – 4 Verses) – Organ

Lyrics

O thou who camest from above
the fire celestial to impart,
kindle a flame of sacred love
on the mean altar of my heart!

There let it for thy glory burn
with inextinguishable blaze,
and trembling to its source return
in humble prayer and fervent praise.

Jesus, confirm my heart’s desire
to work, and speak, and think for thee;
still let me guard the holy fire,
and still stir up the gift in me.

Ready for all thy perfect will,
my acts of faith and love repeat;
till death thy endless mercies seal,
and make the sacrifice complete.

Recording

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Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Hereford
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: Ascension, Pentecost
  • Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900001

A Carolling! A Carolling! (Ellacombe) – Organ

Lyrics

A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of the Saviour’s birth;
Of shepherds and of angels,
Of peace on all the Earth.
A carolling! A carolling!
The songs so full of joy.
Sing with the heav’nly choir above
That praised the infant boy.

A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of the guiding star;
Of shepherds and of wise men
Of how they journeyed far.
A carolling! A carolling!
Sing of that glorious day
When God came down to our world,
A baby in the hay.

A carolling! A carolling!
A story of God’s love:
The Christ child in the manger,
Who came from up above.
A carolling! A carolling!
Our song will never end,
Till every person, everywhere,
Knows Jesus Christ as friend.

Lyrics Copyright © 2010 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

Recording

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Details

  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Ellacombe
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: Conrad Kocher (1786 – 1872)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2010 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • IRSC: UKTU21900002
  • UID: 5060707370023

Just as I am, without one plea (Woodworth) – Organ

Hymn – Just as I am, without one plea – Lyrics

Just as I am, without one plea,
but that thy blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidst me come to thee,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, though tossed about
with many a conflict, many a doubt,
fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
sight, riches, healing of the mind,
yea, all I need in thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, thou wilt receive,
wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
because thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, thy love unknown
hath broken every barrier down;
now, to be thine, yea thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Just as I am, of that free love
the breadth, length, depth and height to prove,
here for a season, then above,
O Lamb of God, I come.

Recordings

Standard setting in E Flat
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Lower setting in D
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Details

Tune: Woodworth
Meter: 88 86
Style: Victorian
Composer: William Batchelder Bradbury (1816 – 1868)
Lyricist: Charlotte Elliott (1789 – 1871)
Church Year: Lent
Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
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God is love, let heaven adore Him (Alleluia) – Organ

Lyrics

God is love, let heaven adore him;
God is love, let earth rejoice;
let creation sing before him
and exalt him with one voice.
God who laid the earth’s foundation,
God who spread the heav’ns above,
God who breathes through all creation:
God is love, eternal love.

God is love; and love enfolds us,
all the world in one embrace;
with unfailing grasp God holds us,
ev’ry child of ev’ry race.
And when human hearts are breaking
under sorrow’s iron rod,
then we find that selfsame aching
deep within the heart of God.

God is love; and though with blindness
sin afflicts all human life,
God’s eternal loving-kindness
guides us through our earthly strife.
Sin and death and hell shall never
o’er us final triumph gain:
God is love, so love forever
o’er the universe must reign.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Alleluia
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Mid 20th Century
  • Verses: 3
  • Composer: Cyril Vincent Taylor (1907 – 1991)
  • Lyricist: Timothy Rees (1874 – 1939)
  • Music Copyright Oxford University Press
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard M S Irwin. All rights Reserved.

 

Alleluia, alleluia, hearts to heaven and voices raise (Lux Eoi) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Alleluia, alleluia!
Hearts to heav’n and voices raise:
sing to God a hymn of gladness,
sing to God a hymn of praise.
He, who on the cross a victim
for the world’s salvation bled,
Jesus Christ, the King of glory,
now is risen from the dead.

3. Christ is risen, Christ, the first-fruits
of the holy harvest field,
which will all its full abundance
at His second coming yield.
Then the golden ears of harvest
will their heads before Him wave,
ripened by His glorious sunshine
from the furrows of the grave.

4 Christ is risen, we are risen!
Shed upon us heav’nly grace,
rain, and dew and gleams of glory
from the brightness of Thy face,
that we, with our hearts in heaven,
here on earth may fruitful be,
and by angel hands be gathered,
and be ever, Lord, with Thee.

4. Alleluia, alleluia!
Glory be to God on high!
Alleluia! to the Savior
who has gained the victory!
Alleluia! to the Spirit,
fount of love and sanctity!
Alleluia, alleluia
to the Triune Majesty.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Lux Eoi
  • Verses: 4
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Usage: Easter
  • Composer: Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842 – 1900)
  • Lyricist: Christopher Wordsworth (1807 – 1885)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Son of God, eternal Saviour (Everton Smart) – Organ

Lyrics

Son of God, eternal Saviour,
Source of life and truth and grace,
Son of Man, whose birth incarnate
Hallows all our human race,
Thou, our Head, who, throned in glory,
For thine own dost ever plead,
Fill us with thy love and pity;
Heal our wrongs, and help our need.

As thou, Lord, hast lived for others,
So may we for others live;
Freely have thy gifts been granted,
Freely may thy servants give:
Thine the gold and thine the silver,
Thine the wealth of land and sea,
We but stewards of thy bounty,
Held in solemn trust for thee.

Come, O Christ, and reign among us,
King of love, and Prince of peace;
Hush the storm of strife and passion,
Bid its cruel discords cease;
By thy patient years of toiling,
By thy silent hours of pain,
Quench our fevered thirst of pleasure,
Shame our selfish greed of gain.

Son of God, eternal Saviour,
Source of life and truth and grace,
Son of Man, whose birth incarnate
Hallows all our human race,
Thou who prayest, thou who willest,
That thy people should be one,
Grant, O grant our hope’s fruition:
Here on earth thy will be done.

Recording

Standard Recording

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Slightly Slower Recording


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Details

  • Tune: Everton (Smart)
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Church Year: General
  • Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Somerset Corry Lowry (1855 – 1932)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai) – Orchestra

King of Glory, King of Peace – Lyrics

King of glory, King of peace,
I will love Thee;
And that love may never cease,
I will move Thee.
Thou hast granted my request,
Thou hast heard me;
Thou didst note my working breast,
Thou hast spared me.

Wherefore with my utmost art
I will sing Thee,
And the cream of all my heart
I will bring Thee.
Though my sins against me cried,
Thou alone didst clear me;
And alone, when they replied,
Thou didst hear me.

Seven whole days, not one in seven,
I will praise Thee;
In my heart, though not in Heaven,
I can raise Thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
To enroll Thee:
E’en eternity’s too short
To extol Thee.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Gwalchmai
  • Meter: 74 74 D
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: General, Candlemas
  • Composer: Joseph David Jones (1827 – 1870)
  • Lyricist: George Herbert (1593 – 1633)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2007 – 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai) – Organ

King of Glory, King of Peace – Lyrics

King of glory, King of peace,
I will love Thee;
And that love may never cease,
I will move Thee.
Thou hast granted my request,
Thou hast heard me;
Thou didst note my working breast,
Thou hast spared me.

Wherefore with my utmost art
I will sing Thee,
And the cream of all my heart
I will bring Thee.
Though my sins against me cried,
Thou alone didst clear me;
And alone, when they replied,
Thou didst hear me.

Seven whole days, not one in seven,
I will praise Thee;
In my heart, though not in Heaven,
I can raise Thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
To enroll Thee:
E’en eternity’s too short
To extol Thee.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Gwalchmai
  • Meter: 74 74 D
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Usage: General, Candlemas
  • Composer: Joseph David Jones (1827 – 1870)
  • Lyricist: George Herbert (1593 – 1633)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright © 2007 – 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (Mannheim)

Hymn Lyrics: Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
O’er this world’s tempestuous sea
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us
For we have no help but thee;
Yet possessing every blessing
If our God our Father be

Saviour, breath forgiveness o’er us:
All our weaknesses thou dost know;
Though didst tread this earth before us,
Thou did feel its keenest woe;
Lone and dreary, faint and weary,
Through the desert thou didst go.

Spirit of our God, descending,
Fill our hearts with heavenly joy,
Love with every passion blending,
Pleasure that can never cloy:
Thus provided, pardoned, guided,
Ever can our peace destroy.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Mannheim
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Friedrich Filitz (1804 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: James Edmeston (1791 – 1867)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2010 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.