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

News Defying Expectation ~ Lyrics

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.

Stenka Razin ~ Recording

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

In Candle Glow Most Sacred ~ Lyrics

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.

Nimrod ~ Recordings

  • Tune: Nimrod, composed by Sir Edward William Elgar (1857 – 1934) and arranged for Organ and Choir by © 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin (b.1955). Melody Public Domain.
  • Performances ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. ISRC UKTU21900204. All Rights Reserved.
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History

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.

Mater Misericoriae ~ Recording

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

God Is Our Strength From Days Of Old ~ Lyrics

Meter: 87 87 66 667. Lyrics by Michael Forster (b. 1946). Copyright 1996 Kevin Mayhew Ltd.

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Ein Feste Burg ~ Recording

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

Faithful Shepherd Feed Me ~ Lyrics

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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Pastor Pastorum ~ Recording

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God Whose Farm Is All Creation (Gott Will’s Machen – 3 Verses) – Organ

God Whose Farm Is All Creation ~ Lyrics

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Meter: 87 97. Lyrics by John Arlott (1914 – 1991). Copyright The Estate of the late L.T.J Arlott.

 Gott Will’s Machen ~ Recording

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God Who Made The Earth (Sommerlied – 4 Verses) – Organ

God Who Made The Earth ~ Lyrics

1 God who made the earth,
the air, the sky, the sea,
who gave the light its birth,
careth for me.

2 God who made the grass,
the flow’r, the fruit, the tree,
the day and night to pass,
careth for me.

3 God who made the sun,
The moon, the stars, is he
who, when life’s clouds come on,
careth for me.

4 God who sent his Son
to die on Calvary,
he if I lean on him,
will care for me.

Meter: 56 54. Lyrics by Sarah Betts Rhodes (1824-1904). Public Domain.

Sommerlied ~ Recording

  • Tune: Sommerlied, composed by Carey Bonner (1859 – 1938). Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900222

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For The Healing Of The Nations (Alleluia Dulce Carmen – 4 Verses) – Organ

For The Healing Of The Nations ~ Lyrics

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Meter: 87 87 87. Lyricist: Fred Kaan (1929 – 2009). Lyrics Copyright Stainer & Bell Ltd.

Alleluia Dulce Carmen (Tantum Ergo) ~ Recording

  • Tune: Alleluia Dulce Carmen (Tantum Ergo), from Samuel Webbe‘s (1740 – 1816) an “Essay on the Church Plain Chant” (1782). Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M. S. Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900220

 

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Fair Waved The Golden Corn (Holyrood – 5 Verses) – Organ

Fair Waved The Golden Corn ~ Lyrics

1 Fair waved the golden corn
In Canaan’s pleasant land,
When, full of joy, some shining morn,
Went forth the reaper-band.

2 To God so good and great
Their cheerful thanks they pour;
Then carry to his temple-gate
The choicest of their store.

3 Like Israel, Lord, we give
Our earliest fruits to thee,
And pray that, long as we shall live,
We may thy children be.

4 Thine is our youthful prime,
And life and all its pow’rs;
Be with us in our morning time,
And bless our evening hours.

5 In wisdom let us grow,
As years and strength are giv’n,
That we may serve thy Church below,
And join thy saints in heav’n.

Meter: 10 4 10 74 10. Lyrics by John Hampden Gurney (1802 – 1862). Public Domain.

Holyrood ~ Recording

  • Tune: Wonderful Love, composed by James Watson (1816 – 1880). Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900218

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Come Let Us Sing (Wonderful Love – 4 Verses) – Organ

Come Let Us Sing ~ Lyrics

1. Come let us sing of a wonderful love,
Tender and true;
Out of the heart of the Father above,
Streaming to me and to you:
Wonderful love
Dwells in the heart of the Father above.

2. Jesus, the Saviour, this gospel to tell,
Joyfully came;
Came with the helpless and hopeless to dwell,
Sharing their sorrow and shame;
Seeking the lost,
Saving, redeeming at measureless cost.

3. Jesus is seeking the wanderers yet;
Why do they roam?
Love only waits to forgive and forget;
Home! weary wanderer, home!
Wonderful love
Dwells in the heart of the Father above.

4. Come to my heart, O thou wonderful love,
Come and abide,
Lifting my life till it rises above
Envy and falsehood and pride:
Seeking to be
Lowly and humble, a learner of thee.

Meter: 10 4 10 74 10. Lyrics by Robert Walmsley (1831 – 1905). Public Domain.

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