Jesus Joy Of Our Desiring (Werde Munter, Organ, 5 Verses)

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1. Jesus joy of our desiring,
Holy wisdom, love most bright;
Drawn by thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light.
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned,
With the fire of life impassioned,
Striving still to truth unknown,
Soaring, dying round thy throne.

2 Through the way where hope is guiding,
Hark, what peaceful music rings;
Where the flock, in thee confiding,
Drink of joy from deathless springs.
Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure;
Theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead thine own
In the love of joys unknown.

Meter: 87 87 88 77. Lyricist, original German, Martin Janus (c1620-c1682), translated by Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 – 1930). Public Domain.

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Lectionary

 

Forward Through The Ages (Saint Gertrude, Organ, 3 Verses)

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1. Forward through the ages,
In unbroken line,
Move the faithful spirits
At the call divine.
Gifts in diff’ring measure,
Hearts of one accord,
Manifold the service,
One the sure reward;

Refrain:
Forward through the ages, 
In unbroken line,
Move the faithful spirits 
At the call divine.

2. Wider grows the kingdom,
Reign of love and light;
For it we must labour,
Till our faith is sight.
Prophets have proclaimed it,
Martyrs testified,
Poets sung its glory,
Heroes for it died. Refrain

3. Not alone we conquer,
Not alone we fall;
In each loss or triumph
Lose or triumph all.
Bound by God’s far purpose
In one living whole,
Move we on together
To the shining goal! Refrain

Meter: 65 65 D and Refrain. Lyricist: Frederick Lucian Hosmer (1840 – 1929). Public Domain.

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Lectionary

O Spirit Of The Living God (Winchester New, Organ, 5 verses)

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1 O Spirit of the living God,
in all the fullness of your grace,
wherever human feet have trod,
descend upon our fallen race.

2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love
to preach the reconciling word;
anoint with power from heaven above
whenever gospel truth is heard.

3 Let darkness turn to radiant light,
confusion vanish from your path;
those who are weak inspire with might:
let mercy triumph over wrath!

4 O Spirit of our God, prepare
the whole wide world the Lord to meet;
breathe out new life, like morning air,
till hearts of stone begin to beat.

5 Baptize the nations; far and near
the triumphs of the cross record;
till Christ in glory shall appear
and every race declare him Lord!

Meter: LM. Lyricist: Henry Hart Milman (1791 – 1868). Public Domain

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Lectionary

With Joy We Meditate The Grace (Tallis’ Ordinal, Organ, 5 Verses)

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1. With joy we meditate the grace
Of our High Priest above;
His heart is made of tenderness,
And ever yearns with love.

2. Touched with a sympathy within,
He knows our feeble frame;
He knows what sore temptations mean
For he has felt the same.

3. He in the days of feeble flesh
Poured out his cries and tears;
And, in his measure, feels afresh
What every member bears.

4. He’ll never quench the smoking flax,
But raise it to a flame;
The bruisèd reed he never breaks,
Nor scorns the meanest name.

5. Then let our humble faith address
His mercy and his power:
We shall obtain delivering grace
In every needful hour.

Meter: CM. Lyrics by Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748). Public Domain.

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See Amid The Winter’s Snow (Humility – 4 Verses) – Organ

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See, amid the winter’s snow,
Born for us on Earth below,
See, the tender Lamb appears,
Promised from eternal years.
Hail, thou ever blessed morn,
Hail redemption’s happy dawn,
Sing through all Jerusalem,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

Lo, within a manger lies
He who built the starry skies;
He who, throned in height sublime,
Sits among the cherubim.
Refrain

Sacred Infant, all divine,
What a tender love was Thine,
Thus to come from highest bliss
Down to such a world as this.
Refrain

Teach, O teach us, Holy Child,
By Thy face so meek and mild,
Teach us to resemble Thee,
In Thy sweet humility.

Meter: 77 77 And Refrain – Hymns Without Words. Lyricist: Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878) – Hymns Without Words. Public Domain.

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News Defying Expectation (Stenka Razin – 3 Verses) – Piano Ensemble

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News defying expectation,
Mystery compounds their fear.
Hear the bombshell exclamation:
“Grave is empty – He’s not there!”

Wrestling with this information,
In bereavement’s dark despair,
Searching for an explanation:
“Where’s His body – where, O where?”

Far beyond imagination,
More than boldest thought or prayer,
Cause for joyous celebration:
“Christ is risen! He is here!”

Metre:  87 87. Words by Hugh G Wetmore © Easter 2002. Inspired by the Resurrection narrative against the background of Ephesians 3:20. CCLI Song ID for ‘Easter Surprise’ is 4713687. Words used with permission.

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In Candle Glow Most Sacred (Nimrod -2 Verses) – SATB & Organ

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In candle glow most sacred the Spirit rises,
Hovers, blesses one and all who gather here to pray.
Here to pray to God almighty,
Creator, splendid Mother of all,
Who gave birth to moon and sun.
Whose Spirit breathes living breath
To all who trust in Thee.
We who seek for Thee
Find comfort in the soul.

With divine light so holy,
Rises the great Holy Spirit,
Companion at times of peril,
Comforter and dearest friend.
Consoler of hearts,
Lover of our souls,
Creator, Saviour.
We sing to You our joy!
Amen.

Meter: Irregular. Lyrics © 2020 Richard M S Irwin, used with permission. CCLI 7157880.

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Edward Elgar completed his Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, known more commonly as the Enigma Variations, in February 1899. There were fourteen in all, based on an original theme dedicated by Elgar “to my friends pictured within”.

Using the term “Enigma” Elgar has caused much speculation as to whether there is a hidden melody within the piece.

The 9th variation “Nimrod” is used here in this anthem and refers to Augustus J. Jaeger, a music editor and close friend of Elgar’s, known for giving the composer critical advice and help with his compositions. Nimrod is described in the Old Testament as “a mighty hunter before the Lord”, Jäger is the German for hunter.

Nimrod has become popular in its own right, often played at British funerals, memorial services, and other solemn occasions, including the National Service of Remembrance.

Mother Of Mercy (Mater Misericoriae – 6 Verses) – Organ

Mother Of Mercy Lyrics

1. Mother of Mercy! day by day
My love of thee grows more and more;
Thy gifts are strewn upon my way
Like sands upon the great sea-shore.
Like sands upon the great sea-shore.

2. Though poverty and work and woe
The masters of my life may be,
When times are worst, who does not know
Darkness is light with love of thee?
Darkness is light with love of thee?

3. But scornful men have coldly said
Thy love was leading me from God;
And yet in this I did but tread
The very path my Saviour trod.
The very path my Saviour trod.

4. They know but little of thy worth
Who speak these heartless words to me;
For what did Jesus love on earth
One half so tenderly as thee?
One half so tenderly as thee?

5. Get me the grace to love thee more;
Jesus will give if thou wilt plead;
And, Mother! when life’s cares are o’er,
O I shall love thee then indeed!
O I shall love thee then indeed!

6. Jesus, when His three hours were run,
Bequeath’d thee from the cross to me;
And O! how can I love thy Son,
Sweet Mother! if I love not thee?
Sweet Mother! if I love not thee?

Meter:  (8)98 88 88 8 Lyrics by Frederick Willaim Faber (1814 – 1863). Public Domain.

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God Is Our Strength From Days Of Old (Ein Feste Burg – 4 verses) – Organ

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Meter: 87 87 66 66 7. Lyrics by Michael Forster (b. 1946). Copyright 1996 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.

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Lectionary

Faithful Shepherd Feed Me (Pastor Pastorum – 5 Verses) – Organ

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1. Faithful Shepherd, feed me
In the pastures green;
Faithful Shepherd, lead me
Where thy steps are seen.

2. Hold me fast, and guide me
In the narrow way;
So, with thee beside me,
I shall never stray.

3. Daily bring me nearer
To the heav’nly shore;
May my faith grow clearer,
May I love thee more:

4. Hallow ev’ry pleasure,
Ev’ry joy and pain;
Be thyself my treasure,
Though none else I gain.

5. Day by day prepare me
As thou seest best,
Then let angels bear me
To thy promised rest.

Meter: 87 87 D. Lyricist: Thomas Benson Pollock (1836 – 1896). Public Domain.

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