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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When The Starlight Fades (Volga Mat’ Rodnaya – 4 Verses) – Piano Ensemble

When The Starlight Fades ~ Lyrics

When the starlight fades to amber,
When the dawn proclaims its hour,
We will seek life’s new adventures
With God’s loving care and pow’r.

And bright shining Holy Father,
Make us children of the sun,
To help, love and care for others
Like your own belovèd Son.

For the earth is like a mother,
She who gives us life and health,
We must care for her and nurture
All of nature, that’s her wealth.

When the daylight fades to amber,
Stars come out to guide our way,
And we kneel, its time to pray now,
To end this, a perfect day.

Meter 87 87. Lyrics Copyright © 2016 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955). CCLI: 7152867

Volga Mat’ Rodnaya ~ Recording

  • Tune: Volga, Volga Mat’ Rodnaya (Волга, Волга мать родная) a traditional Russian melody arrangement © 2018 Richard M S Irwin.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900196.

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In The Quiet Consecration (Volga, Volga Mat’ Rodnaya – 4 Verses) – Piano Ensemble

In The Quiet Consecration ~ Lyrics

In the quiet consecration
Of this glad communion hour,
Here we rest in you, Lord Jesus,
Taste your love and touch your power.

Christ, the living bread from heaven,
Christ, whose blood is drink indeed,
Here by faith and with thanksgiving,
In our hearts on you we feed.

By your death for sin atoning,
By your resurrection life,
Hold us fast in joyful union;
Strengthen us to face the strife;

While in joyful holy radiance
Shines the feast that is to come
After conflict, toil, and testing
Your great feast of love and home!

Lyrics by Constance Headlam Coote (1844 – 1936). Public Domain.

Recording

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