Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us (Mannheim) – Organ

Lyrics – 3 verses

Suitable for: Lent, Baptism of Christ, Remebrance Sunday, General Usage

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.

Lyrics: James Edmeston (1791 – 1867). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Mannheim
  • Composer: Friedrich Filitz (1804 – 1876)
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Performance Copyright © 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

(ISRC: UKTU21900093 – UPC: 5060707370788 – DK UPC: 195068855799)

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Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days (Saint Flavian – 5 verses) – Organ

Lyrics – 5 verses

Suitable for: Lent, Passiontide

Lord, who throughout these forty days,
For us did fast and pray,
Teach us with you to mourn our sins,
And close by you to stay.

As you with Satan did contend,
And did the vict’ry win,
O give us strength in you to fight,
In you to conquer sin.

As you did hunger bear and thirst,
So teach us, gracious Lord,
To die to self, and always live
By your most holy word.

And through these days of penitence,
And through your Passiontide,
Forevermore, in life and death,
O Lord, with us abide.

Abide with us that when this life
Of suffering is past,
An Easter of unending joy
We may attain at last!

Lyrics: Claudia Frances Hernaman (1838 – 1898). Public Domain.

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  • Tune: Saint Flavian
  • Composer: Unknown from John’s Day Psalter (1562)
  • Meter: 86 86
  • Music Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin All rights reserved.

(ISRC:  UKTU21900092, UPC: 5060707370771, DK UPC: 195068857984)

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We Hail Thy Presence Glorious (Offertorium, Organ)

Lyrics – 5 verses

Suitable for: Candlemas, Communion, Eucharist

We hail thy Presence glorious,
O Christ our great high Priest,
O’er sin and death victorious,
At thy thanksgiving feast:
As thou art interceding
For us in heaven above,
Thy Church on earth is pleading
Thy perfect work of love.

Through thee in every nation
Thine own their hearts upraise,
Offering one pure Oblation,
One Sacrifice of praise:
With thee in blest communion
The living and the dead
Are joined in closest union,
One Body with one Head.

O living Bread from heaven,
Jesu, our Saviour good,
Who thine own self hast given
To be our souls’ true food;
For us thy body broken
Hung on the Cross of shame:
This Bread its hallowed token
We break in thy dear name.

O stream of love unending,
Poured from the one true Vine,
With our weak nature blending
The strength of life divine;
Our thankful faith confessing
In thy life-blood outpoured,
We drink this Cup of blessing
And praise thy name, O Lord.

May we thy word believing
Thee through thy gifts receive,
That, thou within us living,
We all to God may live;
Draw us from earth to heaven
Till sin and sorrow cease,
Forgiving and forgiven,
In love and joy and peace.

Lyrics: Richard Godrey Parsons (1882 – 1948). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Offertorium
  • Composer: Johann Michael Haydn (1737 – 1806)
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

(ISRC: UKTU21900090 – UPC: 5060707370757 – DK UPC: 195037054345)

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Great God, your Spirit, like the wind (Jerusalem) – Organ

Lyrics (3 verses)

Suitable for: Pentecost, Whitsuntide, General

Great God, your Spirit, like the wind
unseen but shaking things we see . . .

Lyrics: Alan Gaunt (b. 1935), Copyright © Stainer & Bell, London.

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  • Tune: Jerusalem
  • Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848 – 1918)
  • Meter: DLM
  • Music Public Domain
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(ISRC: UKTU21900088 – UPC: 5060707370740 -DK UPC: 195037085622)

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Christ is the light of all the world (Wiltshire) – Organ

Lyrics

Christ is the light of all the world,
Yet with the darkest night;
Lit by His glory and His love,
He turns the dark to light.

Christ came into a world of sin,
To cast the dark away;
He came to bring mankind the light,
And give the brightest day.

He is the light with which we shine,
When we call Him our friend;
He is our Saviour and our Lord,
We’ll serve Him to the end.

We’ll shine for Him in this dark world,
We’ll be a lamp of grace;
We’ll boldly go into the dark
‘Til we stand face to face.

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

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  • Verses: 3
  • Tune: Wiltshire
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Candlemas, General
  • Composer: George Thomas Smart (1776 – 1867)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Trad. Public Domain.
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2011 : Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900084
  • UID: 5060707370696

Faithful vigil ended (Pastor Pastorum – 4 Verses) – Organ

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    • Tune: Pastor Pastorum
    • Meter: 87 87 D
    • Style: Victorian Hymn
    • Verses: 4
    • Composer: Friedrich Silcher (1789 – 1860)
    • Lyricist: Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926)
    • Music Trad. Public Domain
    • Lyrics Copyright © Timothy Dudley-Smith
    • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights Reserved.
    • ISRC: UKTU21900073
    • UPC: 5060707370009

O For A Heart To Praise My God (Stockton) – Organ

Lyrics -- 5 verses

Suitable for Ash Wednesday, Lent, General Usage

O for a heart to praise my God,
A heart from sin set free;
A heart that’s sprinkled with the blood
So freely shed for me:

A heart resigned, submissive, meek,
My great Redeemer’s throne;
Where only Christ is heard to speak,
Where Jesus reigns alone:

A humble, lowly, contrite heart,
Believing, true, and clean,
Which neither life nor death can part
From him that dwells within:

A heart in every thought renewed,
And full of love divine;
Perfect and right and pure and good —
A copy, Lord, of thine.

Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart,
Come quickly from above;
Write thy new name upon my heart,
Thy new best name of Love.

Lyrics: Charles Wesley (1707 -- 1788), Public Domain

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  • Tune: Stockton
  • Composer: Thomas Wright (1763 -- 1829)
  • Meter: CM
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900072

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Lord, you give the great commission (Abbot’s Leigh) – Organ

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  • Tune: Abbot’s Leigh
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Mid 20th Century
  • Verses: 4
  • Composer: Cyril Vincent Taylor (1907 – 1991)
  • Lyricist: Jeffery W. Rowthorn (b. 1934)
  • Music Copyright Oxford University Press
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
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Lord, Teach Us How To Pray Aright (Saint Hugh) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Lord, teach us how to pray aright
With reverence and with fear;
Though dust and ashes in thy sight,
We may, we must, draw near.

2. We perish if we cease from prayer:
O grant us power to pray;
And, when to meet thee we prepare,
Lord, meet us by the way.

3. God of all grace, we bring to thee
A broken, contrite heart;
Give what thine eye delights to see,
Truth in the inward part;

4. Faith in the only sacrifice
That can for sin atone,
To cast our hopes, to fix our eyes,
On Christ, on Christ alone;

5. Patience to watch and wait and weep,
Though mercy long delay;
Courage our fainting souls to keep,
And trust thee though thou slay.

6. Give these, and then thy will be done;
Thus, strengthened with all might,
We, through thy Spirit and thy Son,
Shall pray, and pray aright.

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    • Tune: St Hugh
    • Meter: CM
    • Style: Victorian Hymn
    • Composer: Edward John Hopkins (1818 – 1901)
    • Lyricist: James Montgomery (1771 – 1854)
    • Church Year: General, Lent, Ash Wednesday
    • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
    • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.
    • ISRC: UKTU21900069
    • UPC: 5060707370634

Thou didst leave thy throne (Margaret – 5 verses) – Organ/Trumpet Descant

Lyrics

1. Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown,
When Thou camest to earth for me;
But in Bethlehem’s home was there found no room
For Thy holy nativity.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

2. Heaven’s arches rang when the angels sang,
Proclaiming Thy royal degree;
But of lowly birth didst Thou come to earth,
And in great humility.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

3. The foxes found rest, and the birds their nest
In the shade of the forest tree;
But Thy couch was the sod, O Thou Son of God,
In the deserts of Galilee.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

4. Thou camest, O Lord, with the living word
That should set Thy people free;
But with mocking scorn, and with crown of thorn,
They bore Thee to Calvary.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

5. When the heavens shall ring, and the angels sing,
At Thy coming to victory,
Let Thy voice call me home, saying “Yet there is room,
There is room at My side for thee.”
My heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus,
When Thou comest and callest for me.

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  • Tune: Margaret
  • Meter: 10 8 11 8 and Refrain
  • Style: Victorian Carol
  • Church Year: Advent, Christmas
  • Composer: Timothy Richard Matthews (1826 – 1910)
  • Descant: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliot (1836 – 1897)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin, All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900060
  • UPC: 5060707370573