God is here! As we His people (Bethany – Smart)

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  • Tune: Bethany (Smart)
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1813 – 1879)
  • Lyricist: Fred Pratt Green (1903 – 2000)
  • Church Year: General
  • Music Copyright Public Domain
  • Lyrics © Stainer & Bell Ltd.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2017 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Glory be to Jesus (Caswall)

Hymn – Glory be to Jesus – Lyrics

Glory be to Jesus,
Who in bitter pains
Poured for me the lifeblood
From his sacred veins.

Grace and life eternal
In that blood I fine;
Blest be his compassion,
Infinitely kind.

Blest through endless ages
Be the precious stream
Which from endless torment
Did the world redeem.

Abel’s blood for vengeance
Pleaded to the skies;
But the blood of Jesus
For our pardon cries.

Oft as earth exulting
Wafts its praise on high,
Angel hosts rejoicing
Make their glad reply.

Lift we then our voices,
Swell the mighty flood;
Louder still and louder
Praise the precious blood.

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  • Tune: Caswell
  • Meter: 65 65
  • Church Year: Lent, Good Friday
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Friederich Filitz (1804 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2010 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Eternal Father strong to save (Melita) – Organ

  • Tune: Melita
  • Meter: 88 88 88
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Church Year: Remembrance Sunday
  • Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823 – 1876)
  • Lyricist: William Whiting (1825 – 1876)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn – Eternal Father, strong to save – Lyrics

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked’st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe’er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

Dear Lord and Father of mankind (Repton)

  • Tune: Repton
  • Meter: 86 88 6
  • Church Year: Lent Church Year: General
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 – 1918)
  • Lyricist: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 – 1892)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

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Dear Lord and Father of Mankind Lyrics

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
forgive our foolish ways;
reclothe us in our rightful mind,
in purer lives thy service find,
in deeper reverence, praise,
in deeper reverence, praise.

In simple trust like theirs who heard,
beside the Syrian sea,
the gracious calling of the Lord,
let us, like them, without a word,
rise up and follow thee,
rise up and follow thee.

O sabbath rest by Galilee,
O calm of hills above,
where Jesus knelt to share with thee
the silence of eternity,
interpreted by love,
interpreted by love!

Drop thy still dews of quietness,
till all our strivings cease;
take from our souls the strain and stress,
and let our ordered lives confess
the beauty of thy peace,
the beauty of thy peace.

Breathe through the heats of our desire
thy coolness and thy balm;
let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
O still, small voice of calm,
O still, small voice of calm.

Crown Him with many crowns (Diadematar)

Lyrics

Crown Him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon His throne,
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
All music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of Him who died for thee,
And Hail him as thy matchless King
through all eternity.

Crown Him the Virgin’s Son,
The God incarnate born,
Whose arm those crimson trophies won
Fruit of the mystic Rose,
As of the Rose the Stem,
The Root, whence mercy ever flows,
The Babe of Bethlehem.

Crown Him the Lord of Love.
Behold His hands and side,
Rich wounds, yet visible above,
In beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky
Can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his wondering eye
At mysteries so bright!

Crown Him the Lord of peace,
Whose power a scepter sways
From pole to pole, that wars may cease,
And all be prayer and praise:
His reign shall know no end,
And round His piercèd feet
Fair flowers of paradise extend
Their fragrance ever sweet.

Crown Him the Lord of years,
The Potentate of time,
Creator of the rolling spheres,
Ineffably sublime.
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
For Thou has died for me;
Thy praise and glory shall not fail
Throughout eternity.

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Details

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Diadematar
  • Meter: DSM
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: George Job Elvey (1816 – 1893)
  • Lyricist: Matthew Bridges (1800 – 1894)
  • Church Year: General | Church Year: Advent | Church Year: Ascension
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

Come, ye thankful people, come (Saint George’s Windsor) – Organ

Hymn – Come, ye thankful people, come – Lyrics

1. Come, ye thankful people, come,
Raise the song of harvest home!
All is safely gathered in,
Ere the winter storms begin;
God, our Maker, doth provide
For our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come;
Raise the song of harvest home!

2. We ourselves are God’s own field,
Fruit unto his praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown
Unto joy or sorrow grown;
First the blade and then the ear,
Then the full corn shall appear;
Grant, O harvest Lord, that we
Wholesome grain and pure may be.

3. For the Lord our God shall come,
And shall take the harvest home;
From His field shall in that day
All offences purge away,
Giving angels charge at last
In the fire the tares to cast;
But the fruitful ears to store
In the garner evermore.

4. Then, thou Church triumphant come,
Raise the song of harvest home!
All be safely gathered in,
Free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified,
In God’s garner to abide;
Come, ten thousand angels, come,
Raise the glorious harvest home!

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  • Tune: Saint George’s Windsor
  • Meter: 77 77 D
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: George Job Elvey (1816 – 1893)
  • Lyricist: Henry Alford (1810 – 1871)
  • Church Year: Harvest
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

Come, thou long expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus)

  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
  • Tune: Cross of Jesus
  • Meter: 87 87
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: John Stainer (1840 – 1901)
  • Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
  • Church Year: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

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Hymn – Come, Thou long expected Jesus -Lyrics

Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.

Israel’s Strength and Consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.

Born Thy people to deliver,
Born a child and yet a King,
Born to reign in us forever,
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.

By Thine own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.

Brightest and best (Epithany)

Lyrics

Brightest and Best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness and lend us Thine aid;
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

Cold on His cradle the dewdrops are shining;
Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall;
Angels adore Him in slumber reclining,
Maker and Monarch and Savior of all!

Say, shall we yield Him, in costly devotion,
Odours of Edom and offerings divine?
Gems of the mountain and pearls of the ocean,
Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine?

Vainly we offer each ample oblation,
Vainly with gifts would His favor secure;
Richer by far is the heart’s adoration,
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor

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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 3
  • Tune: Epiphany
  • Meter: 11 10 11 10
  • Style: Victorian Carol Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Joseph Francis Thrupp (1827 – 1867)
  • This version arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Reginald Heber (1783 – 1826)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2014 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved

Blessed Assurance

Hymn – Blessed Assurance – Lyrics

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of his Spirit, washed in His blood.Refrain:
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. Refrain

Perfect submission, all is at rest;
I in my Saviour am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love. Refrain

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  • Tune: Blessed Assurance
  • Meter: 9 10.9 9 with Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Hymn
  • Composer: Pheobe Palmer Knapp (1839 – 1908)
  • Lyricist: Fanny Jane Crosby (1820-1915)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved